Academic, Drama, Music & Sport Performance
The Buchan School assesses pupils against national comparisons using the GL Assessment package. The school has out-performed standardised expectations in mathematics, English and science in each of the last three years. The headline statistics for 2018 were as follows:
- P1 (Reception) were assessed in September and again, in June. 46% of pupils scored above average, or very high.
- The Progress Tests in Mathematics and English produced a Mean Standardised Score from all the pupils from P2 to F4 (Y1 to Y6) which was once again, above the national average score of all schools carrying out assessments using this package.
- The number of Buchan children from P2 to F4 achieving ‘above or well above average’ was twice the overall average nationally.
- The number of children achieving ‘very high’ was four times the overall average nationally.
INTER SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITIONS 2019
Isle of Man Competitions – 33 competing schools
Under 11 Isle of Man Millennium Football - 1st
Under 11 Isle of Man Cross Country – Girls - 1st
Under 11 Isle of Man Cross Country – Overall - 1st
Under 11 Isle of Man Athletics – Boys - 1st
Under 11 Isle of Man Athletics – Girls - 3rd
Under 11 Isle of Man Cross Country – Boys - 3rd
Under 11 Southern Schools Netball - 1st
Under 11 Southern Schools Football - 1st
U11 IAPS Netball North West Regional Finals - 1st
U11 Rossall Rugby 7’s
LAMDA Exam results
2014 100% Distinction Form 3 and Form 4
2015 80% Distinction Form 3 and Form 4 20% Merit
2016 80% Distinction Form 3 and Form 4 20% Merit
2017 100% Distinction Form 3 and Form 4
2018 100% Distinction Form 4
Music Theory ABRSM Exams
2016 100% pass 50% Distinction
2017 100% pass 55% Distinction
2018 100% pass 52% Distinction
Music Practical ABRSM Exams
2016 100% pass From Pre Test to Grade 4
2017 100% pass From Pre Test to Grade 4
2018 100% pass From Pre Test to Grade 4
The Manx Guild 2018
Boys’ Choir - 1st
Girls’ Choir - 1st
School Orchestra - 1st
Eagles Choir - 2nd
Bluebirds Choir - 2nd
Individual successes on the guild board outside the gym.
Barnardo’s 2017. Barbican Centre
Barnardo’s 2018. Royal Albert Hall
Currently the school has five choirs and an orchestra and there have been numerous successes at The Guild in recent years. The choirs have performed at the Villa Marina, Peel Cathedral and both the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. Pupils from our school orchestra have also played in the KWC orchestra and Manx Youth orchestra.