Exam results are an essential indicator of performance, both for our students, and for the School. We aim to produce confident and inquisitive individuals with strong academic and extra-curricular skills. Each year, our internal value-added analysis, provided by the University of Durham, confirms that our results consistently exceed expectations.
- In 2012, our IB results were outstanding yet again – the best in Belgium in many categories, and almost a third higher than the international average of last year.
(13.6% of students passed with the highest marks of 40 or over, compared to last year's global average of 5.3%).
- Almost 30% of students achieved a score of 36 or more And 86.4% scored 30 points or more (24 being is the pass mark). The 2012 pass rate for the IB Diploma at BSB was a staggering 95.7%
- To be so far above the worldwide average in such key indicators is a measure of how well students do in the IB Diploma at BSB. This is all the more remarkable because BSB is a non-selective school, taking students from all abilities and all national education systems.
- In 2012, 34% of students sitting A Levels examinations scored A or A*. An excellent statistic for a non-selective school.
- Over half the GCSE examinations taken were passed at Grades A* and A – an increase of 8% on 2011. All of the results statistics for 2012 were an improvement on last year.
- In 2011 in Primary School, 96% of children in Year 6 achieved Level 4 and above in Mathematics. 54% of the children achieved a Level 5 in English indicating attainment levels above the national average.
Exam results 2012
|End of Primary School, NFER tests||Year 6, age 11|
Secondary School, (I)GCSE
General Certificate of Secondary Education exams
|Year 11, age 16|
Secondary School, GCE AS Level
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Subsidiary)
|Year 12, age 17|
Secondary School, GCE A Level
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
|Year 13, age 18|
Secondary School, IB Diploma
|Year 13, age 18|
|Foundation Course||Years 12/13, age 17/18|
|Comparison of Examination Results - GCE A Level, (I)GCSE and IB|
Learning is at the heart of our curriculum, but it is never pursued at the expense of personal growth and development. At BSB, students are supported in the achievement of their personal targets both outside of the classroom as well as inside it. We encourage all our children in Primary School and students in the Secondary School to discover their talents and interests through a wide range of extra-curricular activities from music and drama to physics clubs, mathematical quests and competitive sports. We encourage all our students to believe in themselves and to develop their talent and interests, whatever their passion may be.