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Another year of exam success
  • 83% of all grades were graded at A*–B.
  • 56 students – achieved three or more A*/A grades
  • 60% of all grades were A*/A
  • 17 students gained three or more A*s
  • 100% success rate of A*–B in ten of our courses

Students at Bristol Grammar School are celebrating another impressive set of A level results across the board.

60% of all grades were awarded A*–As, including those achieving distinctions in their Pre-U English Literature, with 26% of these grades being A*s. 56 students – the same number as last year – achieved three or more A*/A grades.

66 students achieved at least one A* grade at ‘A’ level, with 17 of them gaining three or more A*s. 83% of all grades 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.


Other highlights include 67% of all Mathematics grades were at A/A* while our English Literature students excelled at the demanding Pre-U course with 77% achieving the top Distinction grades, D1 to D3, equivalent to A* and A grades. 75 of all Science grades were awarded A*/As.

BGS Headmaster, Roderick MacKinnon, commented: “These results are a tremendous credit to the hard work of our students and staff. Our Upper Sixth have dealt with the rigorous new linear curriculum very well, while taking advantage of the full breadth of subjects and activities offered at BGS, including our A level and Pre-U courses, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Extended Project Qualification.”

Our EPQ results are also extremely strong with 100% of grades being awarded A*–B grades, and 77% of these being A*–A grades.

Director of Sixth Form, Mr Harford, added: “I am delighted with this fantastic set of results. Our students are moving on to study an exciting range of courses at universities across the UK and beyond. It comes down to the students making the right choices for their futures, coupled with the support of our Careers Department, tutors and dedicated teaching staff, who have inspired them into choosing the right subjects.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of George Zographou (OB, 2008–12) who sadly passed away yesterday.