Achievements

“My passion for learning started at Ribblesdale. My teacher guided and supported me and lit the spark that has seen me progress to degree level”

A Past Pupil

Achievements

When it comes to outcomes for our pupils – we deliver. Our results are consistently above the majority of other schools nationally.

What we really thrive on is recognising that success means different things for different pupils and we tailor our curriculum to ensure that all pupils can flourish based on their strengths whether it be through musical talents, sporting prowess or our varied enrichment programme.  We focus on developing confidence in a variety of areas, which then give the pupils the resilience, determination and perseverance that is often needed to thrive in the classroom. This is seen in the wealth of diverse careers and pathways our former pupils have pursued and secured from dentist to dancer (London, West End!)

We also use the vast array of accomplishments of our former pupils to help motivate and inspire the next generation on their road to success.

Please see below a list of pupils who averaged a grade 7 or better across all of the subjects they studied:

Grace Rushton

Beth Franks

Jameelah Walsh

Hannah Shorrock

Thomas Wilson

Anna Lee

Lauren Haken

Annalise Hodgson

Samuel Miller

Abbie Raynor

Haidee Sumner

Louise Bateman

Anya Cooper

Lily Keighley

Yasmin Murray

Jasmine Pusey

Isabelle Schumann

Toby Greenhalgh

Paige Milligan

Jessica Bradley

Sophi Wild  

We are proud of our pupils’ past and present achievements and we recognise that it gives to them additional pleasure if we publicise our congratulations on the school website.

Daisy Brown – Year 7 Pupil

Hello, my name is Daisy Brown and I am in Year 7.

I came from Barrow Primary School.  I felt so nervous about starting a new school, but from my very first day I felt welcomed and happy as there are so many people here who are kind and helpful.  I have made new friends and all my teachers are very friendly and want pupils to enjoy learning at Ribblesdale.

I am enjoying working on my surface in classes and I am a Digital Leader.

I have enjoyed tennis, forensic science and 21st Century jewellery during enrichment time.  I have experienced so many new things since starting Ribblesdale.  I feel I could not be in a better school to help me develop and learn. 

Hollie James – Class of 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ribblesdale and all the teachers I have had throughout these 5 years have been brilliant. However, three teachers stand out as my ‘favourites’- Mrs Tranter for Maths and Miss Smith for English. Both of them have helped me grow in confidence in their subjects and without them I highly doubt I would be as prepared for my GCSEs as I was. Then there is Miss Simpson who is the best form teacher anyone can ask for, she was always there whenever I need her. I could always count on her and put my full trust in her whenever I needed someone to talk to. I will never forget these teachers and the assistance they gave me to progress in school and personally. My favouritesubject was Business Studies because I found it very interesting, it also taught us real life skills. I am hoping to become a part of the Lancashire Constabulary, specifically becoming a part of the CSI team because I feel like my qualities are best put to use in this area. One of my greatest achievements within school was being accepted to represent the school as Deputy Head Girl. When I received the news I was truly thrilled and could not wait to start! My advice for current pupils is enjoy yourself, you’re only going to be in high school once.

Grace Atkinson – Class of 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ribblesdale and all the teachers I had were brilliant. Teachers helped me grow in confidence in their subjects and without them I highly doubt I would’ve got the grades I did! I will never forget the help they gave me both academically and personally. My overall memories at Ribblesdale are positive ones- meeting friends I hope to keep for life, getting the grades I wanted and feeling like part of a community while there. My favourite subject was, and still is, History and I hope to carry it on through higher education. I am currently studying four A levels at CRGS which includes History, Politics & English Literature. Alongside this I am doing AP tutorials to do the American SAT exams so I can hopefully go to university over there- I am hoping to go to an Ivy League school such as Yale or Columbia to study History and English Lit and eventually do a JurisDoctorate at Harvard Law School as a post grad. In the future I am hoping to become a corporate barrister, specifically competition law, or a corporate attorney depending if I study in the US or the UK. My most memorable achievement since leaving school is that I have been invited to a conference at Oxford University in March and I also completed ‘NCS’ over the summer- an experience I would definitely recommend. Words of advice for current pupils are enjoy yourself, you’re only here once. Don’t waste your time as you won’t get it back and respect those around you as you never know what others are going through. Do not focus on petty arguments as in the big scheme of things they do not matter. Get the grades for yourself as when you look back in summer with the grades in your hand you want to be able to think ‘I did that’. Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. Grace Atkinson – Class of 2017

More information about the curriculum can be found in the individual subject pages and in the documents below.  

Our Latest Results

Overall Results
Academic Year 2018\2019
Cohort size 218
Attainment 8 4.76
% Basics 9-4 (Eng and Maths) 70
%Basics 9-5 (Eng and Maths) 48
% 9-4 English 83
%9-5 English 66
% 9-4 Maths 76
%9-5 Maths 54
Average Ebacc APS score 4.09
EBacc entry 26%

 

Subject Breakdown

GCSE Grades 1-9

      Number of pupils who achieved grade –
Qualification Gender Entries 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Art All 38 1 4 4 6 7 10 5 0 1
  F 33 1 4 4 6 5 8 4 0 1
  M 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Biology All 45 2 6 11 16 9 0 1 0 0
  F 22 1 4 9 4 4 0 0 0 0
  M 23 1 2 2 12 5 0 1 0 0
Business Studies All 54 3 5 2 7 11 7 11 5 2
  F 24 2 2 2 0 7 3 4 3 1
  M 30 1 3 0 7 4 4 7 2 1
Chemistry All 45 0 10 12 10 11 1 1 0 0
  F 22 0 5 9 2 5 1 0 0 0
  M 23 0 5 3 8 6 0 1 0 0
Combined Science All 173 0 6 9 37 81 77 87 37 10
  F 82 0 6 5 24 35 32 43 15 4
  M 91 0 0 4 13 46 45 44 22 6
Computing All 44 0 0 1 8 7 7 11 8 2
  F 5 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
  M 39 0 0 1 7 6 5 10 8 2
Design Tech All 72 0 1 7 19 10 13 15 4 2
  F 14 0 1 1 4 1 3 4 0 0
  M 58 0 0 6 15 9 10 11 4 2
English Lang All 218 4 18 15 39 46 46 34 7 7
  F 104 4 15 12 18 16 22 13 2 0
  M 114 0 3 3 21 30 24 21 5 7
English Lit All 218 3 10 14 41 42 48 34 12 4
  F 104 3 10 9 26 19 24 8 3 0
  M 114 0 0 5 15 23 24 26 9 4
French All 21 0 0 3 3 5 4 5 1 0
  F 11 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 0
  M 10 0 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 0
GCSE PE All 56 1 1 8 13 15 8 10 0 0
  F 20 0 0 4 9 2 1 4 0 0
  M 36 1 1 4 4 13 7 6 0 0
Geography All 101 0 5 9 11 16 23 21 13 3
  F 50 0 4 8 8 8 10 9 2 1
  M 51 0 1 1 3 8 13 12 11 2
History All 107 8 6 18 14 15 16 16 12 1
  F 53 6 2 11 5 5 11 4 9 0
  M 54 2 4 7 9 10 5 12 3 1
Maths All 218 1 7 26 31 52 48 28 18 6
  F 104 0 4 14 16 24 18 12 12 3
  M 114 1 3 12 15 28 30 16 6 3
Media Studies All 39 0 0 1 6 3 7 13 7 2
  F 22 0 0 1 5 2 3 7 4 0
  M 17 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 3 2
Music All 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
  F 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  M 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Physics All 45 0 8 11 13 11 1 0 0 0
  F 22 0 3 9 5 4 1 0 0 0
  M 23 0 5 2 8 7 0 0 0 0
RE All 213 4 14 15 34 38 31 48 18 8
  F 101 4 12 10 20 14 14 22 5 0
  M 112 0 2 5 14 24 17 26 13 8
Spanish All 52 0 4 5 7 14 11 8 3 0
  F 34 0 4 5 3 9 5 6 2 0
  M 18 0 0 0 4 5 6 2 1 0
Textiles All 15 0 1 3 1 2 7 1 0 0
  F 15 0 1 3 1 2 7 1 0 0

 

Non GCSE Grades

      Number of pupils who achieved grade –
Qualification Gender Entries L2D* L2D L2M L2P L1D L1M L1P
Graphic Design All 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 5
  F 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
  M 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 4
Performing Arts All 1 1 9 3 0 0 2 16
  F 1 1 9 3 0 0 2 16
Food Tech All 20 4 1 4 9 0 0 1
  F 10 3 1 2 3 0 0 0
  M 10 1 0 2 6 0 0 1

Achievements

Charlotte Gatty

Charlotte Gatty

(Class of 2013)

BTEC L3 Outdoor Activities, Craven College

Stewardess of motor yacht in Bahamas

Dominic Telford

Dominic Telford

(Class of 2013)

Plymouth Argyle

Mohammed Patel

Mohammed Patel

(Class of 2013)

BTEC L3 ICT, Blackburn College then Apprenticeship with DXC Technology
Joe Garner

Joe Garner

(Class of 2004)

Ipswich Town FC
Oliver Kirk

Oliver Kirk

(Class of 2015)

BTEC Performing Arts at SLP College, Leeds

Oliver won the Carl Alan Young Performer Award 2017 for Freestyle Dance after being nominated by the ISTD and shortlisted by the TDCI. He beat off stiff competition from the other nominees. Oliver now adds his name to the list of previous winners who have included Arlene Phillips, Darcy Bussell and Wayne Sleep.

Connor Ripley

Connor Ripley

(Class of 2009)

Preston North End
Chloe Carrington

Chloe Carrington

(Class of 2010)

BTEC Performing Arts Pendleton College then Italia Conti

Chloe is currently on a world tour with Jersey Boys

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

(Class of 2016)

Apprentice at Burnley FC
Anita Afzal

Anita Afzal

(Class of 2016)

​Anita is studying Childcare at Blackburn College

Awarded Blackburn College Student of the Year 2017

Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton

(Class of 2014)

Blackburn Rovers FC
Kristian Orr

Kristian Orr

(Class of 2014)

Kristian is a 4th year apprenticeship at Fort Vale Engineering. In November 2017 he took part in the UK finals of the World Skills Competition at the NEC Birmingham. Kristian performed exceptionally well and won the competition bringing the Gold Medal for CNC turning back to Fort Vale Engineering.
Reagan Ogle

Reagan Ogle

(Class of 2015)

Accrington Stanley FC
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