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On Friday 15th September, eighty-eight Year 8 students set off for a day trip to Boulogne-Sur-Mer in France. The trip included a visit to the Becasuc sweet factory and the Nausicaa Sea Life Centre as well as the opportunity for some retail therapy at Cite Europe in Calais and lunch on the beach.

A great day was had by all and the students were a true credit to the school.

Bologne Trip 2017

On the last day of term, Year 10 physicists found out about gears by comparing a modern bike with a penny farthing. Students and staff were able to try the penny farthing for size. Thanks are extended to Mr. Everitt for demonstrating his bikes.

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The photographs from the summer production, Romeo and Juliet, are now available online to order from Carmel Jane Photography.

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Carmel Jane



GCSE results at GBHS were even better than last year’s record results with 85% English at grade 4 and above, 79% maths at grade 4 and above and 72% of the cohort achieving a grade 4 or higher in both English and maths.

Headteacher, Carrie Lynch, said ‘These are excellent results! With so much change with the new English and maths GCSEs, teachers nationally have felt that they’re working in the dark to some extent. I am very grateful to my teachers for their commitment to continuing to teach to the best of their abilities to ensure that, even with new courses, our students were able to achieve brilliant results. Ten students in one maths group achieved the highest new grade 9!’

Students collected their A Level results at Great Baddow High School today with the vast majority now be off to university in September.

Headteacher, Carrie Lynch, said that she was delighted for the students and their parents, particularly given that several subjects had new syllabuses for this year and some subjects were ‘decoupled’ from AS so students were being examined on the full course after two years rather than having completed certain modules in Year 12.  The hard work of students and teachers had more than paid off with 48% of grades at A*-B and a 99% pass rate overall.  Twenty five out of the 26 courses achieved a 100% pass rate.

Almost all of the top achievers did exceptionally at A Level maths and further maths, with several continuing maths or related studies at university.

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