Every student ensured success with three distinct pathways to university
The British School of Brussels (BSB) has three distinct pathways to ensure all students have
the very best options to suit their own individual needs. These are the international
Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, A Levels and BTEC.
“We aim to set students up for success, due to our three unique and distinct pathways” said
John Knight, Vice Principal & Head of Secondary School, “so each student’s programme can
be tailor-made to match their skills and interests irrespective of their differing learning
needs,” he continued.
BSB is celebrating a year of outstanding results across all of its Post-16 pathways. The
school’s IB results show an average of 38 points. 37% of students gained 40+ points, 71%
of students achieved 36+ and 94% of students obtained 30+ points, together with a 100%
BSB’s A Level results included 15% of its students achieving A*, 43% achieving A-A* and
98% achieving A*-C, representing another 100% pass rate.
BTEC results for BSB students were also very impressive with a 100% pass rate. 56% of
all grades at Distinction* (the highest grade and equivalent to an A* in A Level) and 89% of
all grades at Merit or higher. BSB is the only school in Belgium to offer BTECs.
“We are delighted for our students, they have shown such dedication and resilience
throughout the course. These wonderful achievements have enabled students to embark on
fantastic courses at university this Autumn” said John. “We have a 100% pass rate across
all pathways, overall the results awarded have been very fair as it has been an extremely
talented and hard-working Year Group. The large majority of students were offered their first
choice, a handful were offered their second choice and overall every student has a university
offer,” John said.
“This was one of the academically strongest Year 13 cohorts, and our tracking always
suggested that we were potentially going to see a record-breaking year. This was a
remarkable group of students, so in a way, we are not surprised to see these eventual
figures. The journey to their realisation was, to say the least, unusual and there was a
degree of anxiety along the way from all concerned. However, the final analysis is one that
reflects the hard work and commitment of our students and the support given to them from
their families and their teachers. We are extremely proud of their deserved successes,”
commented James Willis, Co-Head Post-16.
“Our students have shown exceptional fortitude and tenacity to their studies during this very
difficult time, not only that, but have continued to support and care for each other, albeit
remotely. We are delighted that have been rewarded appropriately. We wish them all the
very best for their future studies,” said Sue Munday, Co-Head Post-16.
“Once again another impressive year of results in spite of the circumstances. “This is great
news - and well deserved - this Year Group was on course to be our best ever and they’ve
not disappointed. Academically strongest students achieved their potential and meant they
could confidently access the world’s top universities. Many congratulations to students and
staff alike”, said BSB Principal Melanie Warnes.
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