Another year of outstanding success

at (I)GCSE and in BTEC

News 25 August 2016

Following the recent successes in the IB Diploma, A Level and BTEC results, with an excellent 100% of our students passing the IB Diploma with record scores, 100%, BTEC and 99% of grades passing at A Level, we can celebrate so many individual successes with our results for 2016 at (I)GCSE and BTEC. 

Overall, a remarkable 94% of Year 11s obtained 5 or more passes at A*-C, with 21 students gathering 10 or more grades at A*/A and 50 at 5 or more A*/A.

At BSB, A* passes stand at a superb 29.5% – already hugely higher than the national rate (6.5%) - were 3% up on 2015 and 6% higher than 2014. Indeed, with almost 30% of grades at A*, this was our highest percentage at this level for many years. Remarkably, just over half of all grades were at A* or A and 71% at A*-B. 

This was the second year that Year 11 students have completed a Level 2 Business BTEC course and the results were excellent. Yet again, all students achieved *Distinction which is the equivalent of A* at GCSE!

In addition to Year 11, classes of students in younger Secondary years passed IGCSE in Modern Languages early with a huge number top grades yet again, continuing our positive trend in these subjects. The overwhelming majority passed with A*/A.

Gary Minnitt, Head of Secondary School, said:

“We are not a selective school and we have many students whose first language is not English, yet they have met the challenges of (I)GCSE & BTEC wonderfully well. To have just over half our grades at A*-A is excellent but we celebrate all successes and, knowing the individual stories here, there are many. Huge congratulations, and we wish our students all the best for the next two years and beyond, whether at BSB, or at their new schools.”

Melanie Warnes, BSB Principal, added:

“I am delighted that our students have achieved such superb results. Such outcomes do not happen by chance, but are the result of positive relationships and effective support between staff, students and parents. Congratulations and well done!”

About The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are  over 1,350 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The school offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16. Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  BSB is the only international school in Belgium to have its own swimming pool. There is also a French-English bilingual programme for ages 4-14 years. School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB has received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS).  


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