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 downloaded below, 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.’
We are also proud of the excellent academic results achieved by our pupils year after year. 2018 saw BGS pupils achieve another outstanding set of A level and GCSE results.
At A level 47 students – a third of the year-group – gained three or more A*/A grades. Overall, an impressive 54% of entries were graded A*/A, rising to 83% for A*–B. These results were achieved across the full range of the 28 subjects offered at BGS.
In STEM subjects – Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design & Technology, and Computer Science – 81% were awarded A*–B. Further Mathematics was particularly impressive with 82% of entries being awarded A*/A.
90% of the grades for the creative arts subjects – Music, Art, Drama and Dance – were A*–B grades and students taking English Literature or Philosophy and Theology excelled in these Pre-U courses. All 23 students who studied the English Literature course achieved the equivalent of A*–B grades with 91% of these grades being an A*/A (D1–M1), while 88% of those taking Philosophy and Theology achieved D1–M2 grades, the equivalent of A*–B grades.
Results at GCSE level were just as impressive. Almost 90% of entries were graded at A*–B (or the numerical equivalent of 9–6), with 65% at A*–A (or 9–7). 61% of all creative and performing art subjects (Drama, Art, Dance and Music) were awarded grades 9–7.
71 pupils – over half of the year-group – achieved eight or more grades at A* or A (53 gained ten or more), and 20 achieved ten or more A* grades. Over a third of the year-group (48 pupils) were awarded a grade 9 in their Maths IGCSE, while 70% of those who took the Further Maths GCSE achieved an A*, including nine pupils who were awarded a Distinction for achieving more than 95% in the exam.