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  • 28/11/19
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    School Production - We will rock you!

    Rehearsals for “We will rock you” are now in full swing! Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from the Maths/Science Foyer (lunchtime), Reception or by filling in the order form. Our school productions are always really popular and tickets are sold on a first come, first served b...
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  • 27/11/19
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    No Plastics Day

    We held our second 'No Plastic Day' last week
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  • 26/11/19
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    Cantabile Boys choir

    The music department have produced a version of 'cant help falling in love' with a boys choir at Balcarras, click on the video below.
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  • 25/11/19
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    Balcarras tops Sunday Times League Table for third year running

    This weekend the Sunday Times published their league table of the highest achieving schools in England and Wales. For the third year running Balcarras is the highest performing comprehensive school in the South West. This year we were the only comprehensive to make the list of the top 20 state sc...
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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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