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  • 14/11/19
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    Kohler Mira Careers event

    Balcarras hosted a 'Kohler Mira Speed Networking Event' for 6th form students
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  • 11/11/19
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    Balcarras Remembers

    On Monday 11th November we organised our annual remembrance ceremony around the flagpole. Students from Year 8 to Year 13 attended, whilst Year 7s had their own remembrance activity led by the Year 7 tutors.
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  • 10/11/19
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    Year 7 Fundraising

    Year 7's have raised over £25,000 for the British Heart foundation
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  • 09/10/19
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    Careers Fair a success

    Balcarras pupils look to the future
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  • 09/10/19
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    House Music

    Selvey win House music
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  • 23/09/19
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    Careers Fair

    Thursday 3rd October in the school hall.
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  • 16/09/19
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    New Sports pitch

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  • 13/09/19
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    Balcarras pays tribute to Gordon Ottewell ​​​​​​​

      Today I learned of the sad news that Gordon Ottewell has passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of the original four patrons of Balcarras when the school was officially established on 12th November 1986. The photo above shows Gordon on the right alongside Tom Graveney, Peter Selve...
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  • 13/09/19
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    Now Science joins Maths

    Hot on the heels of A level maths now our GCSE science results have been confirmed as the best in the country. We have confirmation that the department have achieved Alps 1 which means that in terms of value added no school in the country can match us in GCSE combined science. It is no wonder...
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  • 05/09/19
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    Best Maths Results in the Country!

    On Tuesday this week Balcarras was contacted by ALPS education to tell us that our A level maths results were the best for any school in the entire country. ALPS analyse the progress made by all students nationally comparing their starting point (ie their GCSE scores) to what they achieved at A leve...
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  • 04/09/19
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    GCSE Results High Flyers

    The GCSE results of our Year 11 in 2019 were truly exceptional both in terms of the grades achieved and the progress made. 42% of all the grades awarded were 7+ and while we are still waiting for our official Progress 8 score the early indications are that it will be very high. 54 pupils achie...
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  • 22/08/19
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    Incredible GCSE Results

    Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students on a fabulous set of GCSE results. There was a great atmosphere today in the sixth form common room as the results were handed out.   Year 11 were a terrific group and we are very proud of what they have achieved collectively. The results wer...
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  • 15/08/19
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    Best Ever A Level Results

    This year saw our Year 13 cohort achieve the best results in the school’s history, no mean feat given that last year was also a previous best ever performance.  The cohort achieved a superb 70% A*-B, 91% A*-C and 99% A*-E. 37% of all grades were either A* or A, which surpassed last year...
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  • 19/07/19
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    Farewell to Paul Greenway

    It has been quite an emotional week at Balcarras as we bid farewell to Paul Greenway after 35 years service to this school. On Wednesday we had a dinner at the school attended by 120 current and former colleagues and today we will say thank you to him one last time in the final assembly. On be...
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  • 14/07/19
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    D of E Gold Expedition

    Year 12 pupils completed their practice expedition in Dartmoor.
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