Congratulations to the Post 16 Class of 2019

A Level students at the Brookvale Groby Learning Campus have celebrated some excellent results this morning.  During Year 12 and 13 students have studied a mixture of rigorous A Levels and Level 3 Vocational courses.  The outcomes from this advanced level of study reflect the extraordinary effort and hard work of our students during the last two years.

Many of our students have made excellent progress over the last two years since taking their GCSEs.  There has been a significant increase in the number of students achieving the highest grades at A Level with a particular rise in students gaining grades A* – B. There were some exceptional individual outcomes in this year’s set of results with a high number of students achieving A* grades across the board.

Click here to see some of our students receiving their results this morning.

A huge congratulation goes out to our students and we wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.  Many of them are off to university with some going straight into employment and further training.  In fact some of our hard working young people have taken time off work from their new careers to join us this morning for result collection and celebration with their peers and staff.

I would like to thank the parents for their endless support throughout their child’s education.  Thank you also to our hard working and dedicated team of staff who make the achievements of our young people possible during a period of such dramatic change.

Well done and good luck to our Year 13 students from the Class of 2019.

Mandy Bearne
Acting Headteacher

Year 8 Careers morning

This morning Local Business Volunteers and STEM Ambassadors kindly visited the campus to meet with our Year 8 students, so they could find out about their career paths and learning routes, through a ‘What’s my line’ type of questioning.

Sisters; Alicia Jackson (Year 11) and Layla Jackson (Year 7), have trained at DuPont dance stage school in Leicester for the past 3 years.  They study the ISTD syllabus for tap, modern, ballet, contemporary, acro, lyrical dance and musical theatre.  They train on average between 12-15 hours a week usually during the evenings, after school and on Saturdays.  The ‘All England Dance Finals’ is the accumulation of a 2 year cycle, during which dancers from all over the country compete in various qualifying festivals, with the aim of reaching the regional semi-finals, and then from there, hopefully getting through to the National finals in July/ August.

Reaching and qualifying for the regional semi-finals is a massive achievement in itself!  Both girls have just competed, which took place in Cheltenham during May half term.  Layla (Year 7) managed to qualify for 4 dances;  2 trios and 2 groups, whilst Alicia (Year 11) managed to qualify for 14 dances; 5 solos, 5 duets/trios and 4 groups to the ‘All England Dance Finals’ which will take place in High Wycombe from 26.7.19 to 3.8.19.

This is an outstanding achievement, especially given that Alicia was also revising and sitting her GCSEs!  They could not have done it without the superb training and dedication they receive from the teachers at the DuPont dance stage school, and also the support of BGLC, as many of the festivals take place during school term time and mean time off school.  It is a hard, demanding but extremely rewarding hobby, which they love to pursue.

WELL DONE Alicia & Layla!
Good luck in the ‘All England Dance Finals’

National Cycle Week

In celebration of last week’s National Cycle Week, Brookvale Groby Learning Campus staff were asked to share tales of their cycling adventures!  A number of staff members rose to the challenge, and we’re delighted to announce that our colleague, David Ball, was chosen as the winner!

David is pictured below, being presented with his prize by Mandy Bearne.

Congratulations to David and keep on pedalling!

#7daysofcycling   #BGLC_PE

Will Alves, U15 England Football Camp!

Congratulations to Year 9 student Will Alves who has been selected
and qualifies to attend the U15 England camp in August!

Will is really looking forward to going to the camp and meeting up with boys from
other clubs who he will have played against during his time at Leicester City Academy.

 Good luck Will!

Keanna Kowal – Swimming success!

Year 9 student Keanna Kowal has achieved a qualifying time in 100 Fly,
which enables her to compete in the British Summer Championships in Glasgow in July!

She will be one of only 24 swimmers in the UK that will be competing in that event in the 15 year age group.

She’s also qualified for the English Summer Champs in 50 fly taking place in Sheffield at the end of July – she won a silver medal in 100 fly at these championships last year.

Keanna also recently won a silver and 3 bronze medals, in the East Midlands Regional Champs in May! 

The hard work and how many hours training swimmers put in each week, before and after school on most days, often goes unrecognised, so well done Keanna.

Keanna swims at ‘City of Leicester’ which is the performance pathway club for Leicestershire. @SwimLeic

Good luck in Glasgow in the British Summer Championships!

A huge achievement for Reuben

Congratulations to Year 10 student; Reuben Lawrence-Overy, who has been selected to attend a CyberStart Elite Camp as part of the Cyber Discovery programme.

Rueben has spent hundreds of hours of his own time getting through three rigorous stages, and now has been select from 28,000 students to attend a 3 day residential camp for Elite students.
The CyberStart Elite Camp Reuben has chosen to attend is the University of Westminster in London.

What makes Reuben’s achievement even more of a success story, is that he is registered blind in one eye.  His determination to succeed is second to none – he is also going on the BGLC USA ski trip next year too!  There is no stopping him!

You are a true inspiration to all!

5* Food Hygene Rating!

We are very proud to announce that both catering facilities were recently inspected by an
Environmental Health Officer, and were awarded the highest accolade for compliance
in all aspects inspected!

Well done ladies!
5* service!

Medheads Lunchtime Chat: Nursing careers

Today, Zoe Kinsey, Deputy Sister and Martin Smith, Matron of Wards 27 and 33 from Glenfield Hospital, visited the campus, providing an interactive demonstration of equipment used on the Acute Cardiology Wards. They discussed the cutting-edge procedure carried out at the hospital which involves replacing a heart valve without cutting the patient open. We were informed of the route ways into nursing and the current salary bands.
#Ward33GH     @ZoeKinsey_UHL

Katie Parker – Double County Champion!

Year 10 student Katie M Parker (pictured far left) competed in the County Champs at the weekend.
She managed to come away with GOLD in both the 1500m and 3000m, becoming a
‘Double County Champion’ and getting a 10 second PB in the 3000m at this event.