Following on from a strong set of results spanning A level, IB and BTEC qualifications released earlier in the summer, the GCSE results published today are amongst the very highest ever achieved by Bromsgrovians.
41.1% achieved an A*/9, the highest proportion of the top grade in the School’s history. Five pupils gained a full sweep of straight 9s (A* equivalent), with a further seven students only dropping one grade.
At A level, just under 80% of the year group scored 144 UCAS points, equivalent to 3 As at A level. The School’s largest ever IB cohort achieved an excellent average IB score of 38.3 points (equivalent to 4A* at A level); two pupils scored 44 points and both the Heads of School scored over 40 points.
The breadth of academic offer at Bromsgrove also includes BTECs in Sports Science and Business studies. Of the 48 BTEC entries this year, students achieved 30 Distinction* and 14 Distinctions.
210 pupils in the Upper Sixth cohort achieved 56% A*/A in all exams. Most significantly, 80% secured their first choice university place, with most off to the very best universities in the world. Just under 70% of them are destined for Russell Group universities.
Headmaster Peter Clague commented, “This year’s public examination results are especially pleasing, given that they are set against a backdrop of uncertainty around the qualification reforms. To have set new School records under a tougher regime is testimony to the academic tradition of the School, the culture of aspiration amongst our pupils and the dedication of excellent teachers. They include not only those in the Senior School, but also those who have educated Bromsgrove’s pupils throughout the Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory Schools. All can take credit for these exceptional results.
Given the huge commitment that Bromsgrove’s pupils make outside of the classroom, in sport, music, drama, service, CCF and DofE, their academic achievements are doubly impressive. I commend all of them on their tenacity and commitment and know that they will build on their educational successes in the years to come. We wish all our leavers every success and happiness in the future.”