Our most recent inspection was carried out in October 2015 and the Independent Inspectorate Report (published October 2015) judged Bristol Grammar School to be ‘Excellent’ across all eight categories, including the level of pupil achievement, the quality of personal development, the pastoral care provided, the quality of governance and the quality of links with parents.
The report, which can be accessed via the Download are to the right, states that BGS ‘fulfils its aim to achieve excellence in all it does, within and beyond the classroom for its pupils, from EYFS to the sixth form.’
Reflecting on the report, BGS Headmaster Roderick MacKinnon said: “I am delighted that our first ever integrated ISI Inspection has found excellence across all aspects of school life at BGS. The report is well deserved recognition of all that our staff and community do for the children here.”
We are also proud of the excellent academic results achieved by our students year after year. 2017 saw BGS students achieve another outstanding set of ‘A’ Level and GCSE results.
At ‘A’ level 60% of all entries were awarded an A* or A grade, with 26% of these being A*s. 56 students – the same number as last year – achieved three or more A*/A grades.
83% of all exams were graded at A*–B, with a 100% success rate of A*–B in ten of our courses: Creative Writing, Design & Technology: Systems & Control, Drama & Theatre Studies, French, German, Greek, Latin, Music, Philosophy, and Russian.
Our EPQ results are also extremely strong with 100% of entries being awarded A*–B grades, and 77% of these being A*–A grades.
At GCSE 87% of all entries were awarded A*–B, with fourteen subjects gaining a 100% pass rate, including Mathematics, while 84% of students who studied the additional Further Mathematics course achieved an A* or A grade.
Overall, nearly 65% of grades were graded A* or A, including the English Literature and English Language equivalents of 7–9. Exceptional performances came from 76 students who received eight or more A*–A grades, including the scores for English, with nearly half of them gaining eight or more A*s. Seven individuals achieved 100% UMS marks in either their Art or Latin Literature papers.