Outstanding 2018 Post-16 Examination Results

News 16 August 2018


BSB is once again delighted with this summer’s examination results at Post-16 for A Level, BTEC and the IB Diploma. Our excellent grades, from hard-working and talented students across a wide range of ability and subject areas, have translated yet again into brilliant university places worldwide on a wide variety of competitive and exciting courses.

At A Level, our results were splendid, even better than last year’s impressive crop, as we continue to adapt to the new, more challenging linear A Level system. BSB students achieved a splendid 100% pass rate, with an impressive 35% of grades at A*/A (26.2% national average 2018) and a remarkable 13% at A* (2018 national average 8%) ! These grades are well above the national level in all respects.

Our IB Diploma students have, again, produced some outstanding results. Once more, all our IB students sat the IB Diploma and achieved a pass rate of 97.2% (against a 2017 world IB average Diploma pass rate of 78.4% *)

  • Our average IB Diploma point score was a marvellous 35 points (IB world average 2017 average 29.9)
  • An impressive 46% of our candidates obtained 36 points or more and 91% scored over 30 points
  • 17 % achieved the Diploma with 40 points or more – an outstanding achievement for these students

Meanwhile, our BTEC results in Business, Sport, Applied Science and Hospitality were again extremely strong. Almost all of our BTEC students have combined this qualification with A Levels. A very impressive 61% of grades were at Distinction or Distinction * level, equivalent to A and A* at A Level.

BSB does not select students by ability. For many, English is not the native language. This makes success even more tremendous. The programmes are led by a highly committed and well-qualified team of teachers and our academic, university and pastoral support is organised throughout the two years to help individual students to be the best they can be and aim high.

Principal, Melanie Warnes said:

‘Congratulations to all of our students. I am thrilled for you as you step into your chosen future with confidence of continued success. We are all very proud of you.’

Sue Munday & James Willis, the Co-Heads of Post-16 added:

‘We are delighted with these results across all the qualification pathways that we offer.  There have been some wonderful individual stories but, as a cohort, they reflect a tremendous amount of hard work, effort and commitment and we wish everyone all the very best of success for the future.’

Gary Minnitt, Head of Secondary School and Vice-Principal:

‘The school statistics are once again impressive but these are a collection of individual stories. Knowing the challenges our students have faced and their personal journeys, we are immensely proud of these achievements.

These grades are a real testimony to the hard work and dedication of students and staff alike, as well as the excellent support we enjoy from parents. These results will now open doors to wonderful world higher education for our students.

Congratulations to everyone and the very best for the future !’

* the most up-to-date comparable figures available for the IB Diploma




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