Results

Results

GCSE Results

GCSE results were exceptional. BCS has a non-selective entry so for the pupils to achieve as they did and break every School record along the way is quite something. The overall pass rate was just under 93% (the National average is 67%), the previous best was 87%, with a third of grades at 9-7 (A*-A in old money). All core subjects were comfortably over 90% with English Literature, Further Mathematics, Biology, Physics, German, Spanish, History, Art, Drama, Music and CPE achieving a 100% pass rate. Whilst we had a number of standout performances, our top performer, Molly achieved grade 7 and above in all her subjects, gaining a grade 9 in 5 of them. We are though proud of all our pupils’ and recognise the considerable effort and perseverance they demonstrated to gain the grades they did.

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A*- A (or 7+ for 2018) 24% 25% 31% 22% 33%
A*- C (or 4+ for 2018) 76% 87% 84% 80% 93%
A*- E (or 2+ for 2018) 97% 99% 99% 98% 98%

Value Added at A level

At the start of Year 10 pupils sit a general IQ test, it’s called a Baseline test and the information is processed by Durham University (http://www.cem.org/). From that test we receive information which indicates a probable flight path over the 2 years to GCSE. In short it gives us a prediction of likely outcome. We are then able to judge how much value the school adds to the academic potential of pupils over the period. In the last 3 year BCS has achieved a value-added score which puts us in the top 30% nationally.


 

A Level Results

This year the School achieved its second highest ever set of A level results based on A*-E with close to 50% of students gaining an A*-B grade. Just over 90% of students have gained a place on their chosen university course, a remarkable achievement for the outgoing Year 13.

Our top performer was Tom Tang achieved A*, A, A and is off Imperial College and we have had success across the spectrum of courses and universities including those heading off to some of the best Arts institutions.

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A* 4% 13% 8% 3% 4%
A*-A 21% 35% 30% 23% 19%
A*-B 57% 63% 49% 51% 49%
A*-C 80% 84% 71% 79% 72%
A*-E 96% 99% 93% 98% 98%

Value Added at A level

At the start of Year 12 pupils sit a general IQ test, it’s called a Baseline test and the information is processed by Durham University (http://www.cem.org/). From that test we receive information which indicate a probable flight path over the 2 years to A level. In short it gives us a prediction of likely outcome. We are then able to judge how much value the school adds to a pupil’s academic potential over the period. Over the past two years, the value we have added to sixth form pupil’s attainment has been measured to be consistently in the top 30% of schools nationally. Notably in the top 2.5% in 2016 and again in 2017. To consistently add value across our cohort of pupils demonstrates our ability to work with each pupil individually in the Sixth Form.

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