Brentwood School has won three National Good Schools Guide Awards in Religious Studies, Economics and Classics:
- Highest Performing English Independent School for Girls taking the GCSE Short Course in Religious Studies.
- Best performance by Girls taking Economics at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Latin at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
Making the announcement, the Good Schools Guide said Brentwood had been presented with the Awards for out-performing all other English schools in their category or displaying excellent performance.
The respected annual awards, which are in their eighth year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.
Headmaster Ian Davies said, 'We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in teaching. I am confident this success will inspire and encourage all pupils who are working towards their A Levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma.”
Head of Religious Education, Mr Bruce Clements, said: “I am very pleased and flattered that the hard work and dedication of the whole department has been recognised and acknowledged in this way. The experiences and knowledge gained through the study of Religious Education permeate throughout the entire curriculum and in later life.”
Head of Economics, Mr Ed Hall, said "I am, of course, delighted that we have won this award and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all my colleagues in the Economics department on this recognition for their continued effort and commitment to excellence. Furthermore, this has only been possible within the framework of a Sixth Form and IB programme which are both managed by dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure that each pupil's achievements reflect their potential. Any success in a school is always the result of a collective effort, and this success is no exception."
Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, added, 'Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve'.
The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject. The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools.