Against the backdrop of tougher national standards in both A Level and GCSE examinations this year, Bromsgrove School has been delighted to celebrate some of the best academic results in its long history.
45% of all GCSEs achieved the top grades of 8/9. Three pupils gained perfect scores of grade 9 in every subject, a feat achieved by only 732 in the whole country.
64% of Bromsgrove’s GCSE grades were 7/8/9 (equivalent to the old A*/A), making this the most scholastically successful year group since GCSEs were introduced three decades ago.
A further School record was broken at A level, where 57% of all grades were A*/A. Overall, 77% of grades were A*/B, allowing the vast majority of graduates access to their chosen university.
University access was also assured for the third of Sixth Form pupils who sat the prestigious IB Diploma. Not to be outdone, they maintained the School’s consistently high ranking with an excellent average score of 37.5 points.
The breadth of academic offer at Bromsgrove also includes BTECs in Sports Science and Business studies. Of the 75 BTEC entries this year, students achieved 21 Distinction* and 42 Distinctions.
The Headmaster, Peter Clague, commented:
“For a School that prides itself on a broad and balanced approach to education, purposefully avoiding becoming solely an academic hothouse, these are extremely encouraging results. Whilst scholasticism flourishes at Bromsgrove, it does so in equal measure with achievement in Sport and the Arts, as well as a meaningful commitment to service activities. That our young people can participate in such a rich range of endeavour and still excel academically is testimony to their determination and our belief that there is more in them than they know. I commend their diligence, and also the talents of the teachers who nurture their potential.”