Balcarras

Results

GCSE Results High Flyers

The GCSE results of our Year 11 in 2019 were truly exceptional both in terms of the grades achieved and the progress made.

42% of all the grades awarded were 7+. The Progress 8 score for the school is 0.83  the highest in the schools history.

54 pupils achieved 5 or more grade 8+ (A*) with 24 gaining 8 or more 8+, a record for the school.

Based on 2018 benchmarks 87 pupils have a progress 8 score greater than 1. This means in each of the 8 subjects counted in the measure they achieved at least 1 grade higher than the national average for pupils of similar ability.

We would like to introduce you to a few of our GCSE high flyers.

James achieved 9 grade 9s, a grade 8 and an A*. He is now in Year 12 at Balcarras studying A Levels in French, Russian, English, history and philosophy and ethics. He hopes to study languages at university and have a career in international relations.

 

 

 

Gemma gained 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, a grade 7 and 2 A*s. She hopes her A Levels including maths, biology and English will lead to a career in teaching.

Her twin brother Alex would like to study design engineering. He gained 7 grade 9s, a grade 8 and a grade 7. His A Levels here at Balcarras include product design, physics and geography.

 

 

 

Charlotte achieved a progress 8 score of +3.00 (based on 2018 benchmarks), 3 grades higher in each subject than the average pupil with the same KS2 assessment results. She is continuing her studies here at Balcarras with A Levels that include art and psychology.

 

 

Meg is interested in a career in biomedical engineering. She achieved 8 grade 9s, a grade 7 and a grade 6. She is looking forward to the challenge of studying maths, physics, chemistry and biology as a member of the Balcarras sixth form.

 

 

 

Alfie’s A Levels here at Balcarras include chemistry and history. He hopes to study law at university and his 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2A*s mean he is already on the right track.

 

 

 

Keane would like to study neuroscience at university. His outstanding progress 8 score of +3.35 (based on 2018 benchmarks) has allowed him to embark on a challenging set of A Levels including maths, chemistry and psychology.

 

 

 

Rachel’s progress 8 score (based on 2018 benchmarks) was an amazing +2.75. She would like a career in health care and is studying A Levels in Russian, biology, psychology and maths.

 

 

 

Ben is not yet sure if he wants to study film or engineering at university. He gained 6 grade 9s, a grade 8, a grade 7, an A* and an A. His progress was also fantastic with a score of +2.77 (based on 2018 benchmarks). He is now in the sixth form here at Balcarras taking A Levels that include drama and maths.

 

 

Measure

Value 2019

Progress 8

0.83

Attainment 8

60.95

English and Maths 5+

70%

English and Maths 4+

84%

EBACC Entries

71%

EBACC Average Points Score

5.64

5 x Grades 9-4

87%

5 x Grades 9-4 with English & Maths

84%

5 x Grades 9-5 with English & Maths

68%

2 Good Grades in Science

88%

5 x 9-7

39%

 

 For a detailed breakdown of our GCSE and A Level results please see our General Information booklet.

To view the schools performance tables online click here

A level results 2019

A full breakdown of the A level results for 2019 can be found on the governments website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2018

2019

School / college progress score

0.2

0.27

0.34

Confidence interval 

(0.13 to 0.27)

(0.20 to 0.34)

(0.26 to 0.42)

Progress description

Above average

Above average

Above average

Students progressing to education or employment

91% of pupils go on to full time education or employment. 

Students progressing to higher education or training