Exam Results 2018
A Level Results
This year saw our best ever results at A-level with 40% A*-A, 69% A*-B, 90% A*-C and 99% A*-E. There was a brilliant atmosphere on results day with a huge proportion of students being accepted onto their first choice courses at Universities. We have also seen some students being offered places on prestigious university and apprenticeship places around the country. Many students also excelled in the EPQ, which saw 50% of students achieve A*-A, and the AQA Baccalaureate qualification also. Our value added measure for A-level saw us placed in the top 10% of A-level providers in the country for the third consecutive year, a measure of the excellent consistency of A-Level teaching at provision at Balcarras.
We were also really pleased and encouraged with our AS-level results. Our Year 12 students achieved 49% A-B, and 70% A-C. These are among best ever AS-level results. As at A-Level, we are delighted that our value added figure again places us in the top 10% of and AS-level providers in the country. Not resting on their laurels, our new Year 13 students are already working hard and are making their applications for their post-18 destinations. We hold high hope for this year group continuing to maintain the success achieved at A-Level in recent years.
We would like to congratulate our Year 11 students on achieving a superb set of examination results this summer. Overall 85% of students gained five grade 9 to 4 passes including maths and English, and 33% of the grades achieved were 9 to 7 (A* to A passes). These results are particularly pleasing when you consider the amount of change that students and teachers have had to cope with. They are a great testament to the hard work and dedication of both the students and their teachers.
Overall 40 students gained seven or more Grade 7, 8 or 9 grades which is amazing. Students across the year group performed brilliantly and whilst the vast majority are staying on to study at our sixth form we wish all of our students well—many are going to study at college or to begin apprenticeships.
To compare the performance of Balcarras to other schools nationally or within Gloucestershire then click on the link here to see the governments school performance tables website.