Students at Bournemouth School are once again celebrating outstanding results at GCSE. At a time when it is reported nationally that the award of the top grades is under ever greater scrutiny, 68% of all GCSE entries were graded A* or A. 44% of the cohort attained 10 or more GCSEs at grades A* or A, with four out of every five students obtaining at least 5 A*/A grades. Astoundingly, 92% of the entries in GCSE Mathematics were graded A* or A.
The vast majority of students (96%) achieved 10 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (98% achieved 5 of more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics). The proportion of students qualifying for the award of the English Baccalaureate was 81%. The average GCSE points score was 605 (capped points score was 426) [Last year’s figures were 596 and 410, respectively].
Joshua De Gromoboy is to be congratulated on attaining 11A*s at GCSE, and a grade A in AS Music. Alyosha Latyntsev, Alexander Sampson and Benjamin Pitfield obtained 12A*s at GCSE and Alexander Brain and Adam Collins both combined all A*/A grades at GCSE with a grade A in AS Music. In all, eight Year 11 students achieved grades A-C in AS Music. Richard Galloway rounded off a year in which he represented England at rugby by attaining 9A*s and 3As at GCSE. Francis Gurr’s tally at the end of Year 11 amounted to 3 A*s, 6As, 2Bs at GCSE, a grade A in A-level German and a grade B in AS Music. James Booth, Adam Carter, Min Kim, Torinn Powles, James Ryan, William Sargent and Mertcan Sevgi all significantly exceeded their GCSE target grades. Mertcan also achieved a grade A in AS Turkish.
Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis commented, "There were some outstanding individual performances this year, and we are really pleased that the efforts of our students, their teachers and parents have been so well rewarded. I’m especially pleased with the improvement in the number of A* and A grades that have been awarded – the results in Mathematics, with all students achieving A*-C and 92% attaining an A* or A grade are astounding. We are delighted that the vast majority of our students will be returning to school to begin their A level studies shortly."
Students at Bournemouth School are again celebrating outstanding results at A-level. Of the A-level examinations taken, virtually all (99.3%) were graded A*-E, with two thirds awarded a grade B or above – 12% of entries were awarded the highest A* grade. Our students once again gained results that are well above the national average, with this year’s results reflecting the continuing improvement in our post-16 provision.
Thomas Denman attained 4A* grades and Timothy Prossor attained 3A* grades at A2 and an A at AS, enabling him to read Medicine at Cambridge. Harry Coath, Liam Garrison, Joseph Hocking, Peter Musson, Matthew Short and George Sismey will be continuing their studies at Oxford, and George Worden is to realise his ambition of studying Veterinary Science. Jordan Abdi and Daniel Ross-Wilmore obtained 3A* and 1A at A2 and 1A at AS. In all, twelve students achieved 4 A* or A grades at A level, with 26 students’ efforts being rewarded with 3 A* or A grades. More than a third of our students achieved at least 2 A* or A grades at A level.
Year 12 students also achieved some excellent AS results. In all, 19 students obtained 4 or more A grades at AS level, with one third of all entries being awarded the top grade. James Aitkenhead, Damien Aries and Michael Henman distinguished themselves by achieving A grades in five subjects (the study of four subjects being the national “bench mark”).
Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis, commented, “We are very proud of all our students’ achievements. At a time when it appears that nationally A level results are no longer improving, it is pleasing A level performance at Bournemouth School continues to improve. By virtue of attaining at least 2A and 1B grades, more than a third of our students have made themselves eligible for places at the very best universities. It is particularly gratifying that many of the high academic achievers have also achieved success in sport, music, drama, and other extra-curricular activities. Many have been active in mentoring younger boys, and have also contributed significantly to the school’s day-to-day effectiveness, as prefects, in organising house and charity events, and as members of the School Council. Our students leave the school as both well-qualified and well-rounded young adults – they are a credit to themselves and their families.”