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BGS tops the tables

The DfE school performance tables for 2018 public examination results were published last week, showing performance at GCSE and A level across a number of measures.

We are delighted that the data places BGS as the top performing school in the Bristol area at A level, with the highest average point score per A level entry. We are, moreover, thrilled that the progress score for BGS – calculated by comparing the A level results of BGS pupils with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar GCSE results – is above average, and one of the highest in Bristol.

Given the very strong GCSE results our pupils obtained, the excellent progress made – both by those who have come up through BGS and those joining us in the Lower Sixth – reflects the outstanding teaching and learning taking place in the BGS Sixth Form. It is this, combined with our students’ excellent work ethic, which allows each of our Sixth-formers to fulfil their individual potential with us.

With a large and thriving Sixth Form – last year’s Upper Sixth comprised 142 students – this success was achieved across no fewer than thirty different subjects. The wide range of subjects on offer helps us ensure every pupil is able to follow their chosen path. Our size also helps us support a huge variety of co-curricular activities and opportunities, from trips, lectures, and workshops to clubs, sports teams and opportunities to perform. This all-round, balanced approach to education makes BGS Sixth Form an enjoyable place to be and enables our pupils to achieve such exceptional results.

Our performance at GCSE was equally impressive, with almost 90% of entries graded at A*–B (or the numerical equivalent of 9–6). Unfortunately, the DfE does not include IGCSE qualifications in the GCSE tables, so the data given for BGS does not accurately reflect the achievements of last year’s Year 11 pupils. You can view our GCSE results in our Results and Reports section.