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Examination Results

Excellent A level standards continue at South Bromsgrove High

Sixth Form students at South Bromsgrove High School have maintained the very high standards expected of an outstanding school both in A Levels and BTEC qualifications and the school has met its targets at Key Stage 5.

In 2016/17, 53% of students in a year group of 207 students achieved A*- B grades with students achieving an overall pass rate of over 97%. The average achievement was a B grade, a very strong overall performance.

16 students have achieved straight A* or A grades

4 students achieved triple distinction * in their BTEC courses with a further 8 getting double D* and a single D*

Exceptional performers include Lucy Nicholls with 3 A* (Biology, Chemistry, Maths),

Jack Walters with 2A* and 2A grades (Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Maths) and an A* in the Extended Project Qualification and Libby McNie who will be reading Chemistry at Oxford have achieved A* and A grades (Chemistry, Maths and Physics).

Other key performance indicators such as average points per entry points and average points per student have also been maintained at high levels.

South Bromsgrove High students rise to the challenge of the new GCSEs

This year was the first year of results for the reformed GCSEs in Maths, English Language and English Literature. These qualifications are designed to be more challenging and are assessed differently. English GCSEs no longer include coursework and therefore the final grade is solely determined by the exams in the summer. Maths and English GCSEs are also graded differently using a number system in which 9 is the highest grade and 1 the lowest. To give some context, broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as have achieved a C grade in previous years.

This year 67% of students in a year group of 326 have achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. This is a great achievement in light of the change to more difficult qualifications. Further to this, 9% of the students achieved a grade 9 in either English or Maths. Exceptional individual performances included Joanna Bunting (10 A*s), Rebecca Gompertz, Susan Reston (both 9A*s and 1 A) and Luke McLinden (7 A*s and 3 As). Also, Charlotte Richardson was one of only 2000 students in the whole country to achieve a grade 9 in English Language, English Literature and Maths.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award success:

We were delighted, once again, with our D of E completions - a new record for Bronze!
217 students achieved the Bronze Award
116 students achieved the Silver Award
83 students achieved the Gold Award

South Bromsgrove High remains the largest school-based award centre in the country.

Key Performance Indicators 2017

Key Stage 4

Percentage of students achieving a grade 4 or better at GCSE in both Maths and English Language or English Literature


Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate


Percentage of students qualifying for the English Baccalaureate


Attainment 8

4.87 C

Progress 8


Percentage of students of students staying in employment or education after KS4 (destinations)


Progress 8 is not expected to be made available by the Department for Education until the September checking exercise.

Key Stage 5

2017 Results

Updated 30th Oct 2017

Average Grade

Points Average

No of Students


Progress Measure

A level and Academic (includes AS)





-0.16  (-0.25, -0.08)

Applied General

Dist* -




+0.19 ( -0.06, 0.45)

Tech Level

Dist +






GCSE Resits

No of Students

Progress Measure







Destinations for 2017 leavers
As of 4th Sept 2017

%  Education

% Employment inc apprenticeships

% Other

% Not known





To view the full performance table on the Department for Education website for 2017 data click on the link below