Brentwood School has won a prestigious Good Schools Guide Award for the Highest Performing English Independent School for Girls taking the GCSE Short Course in Religious Studies.
The 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 the teaching of Religious Education. 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.”
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 that 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.