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Department for Education Performance Tables - latest 16-18 results published

Yesterday, the Department for Education published the results and performance measures for A-levels and other post-16 qualifications.  We were pleased to learn that our students’ results compared favourably with both those nationally and those of other local A-level providers.

In 2019, there were 128 students who were entered for at least one A-level examination at Bournemouth School  The average point score achieved was 42.4, which corresponds to a high grade B. Nationally, the average point score was 33.1, with an average grade of a C+.

Bournemouth School’s A-level value-added score for 2019 was +0.21.  This figure tells you how much progress students who studied A-levels at our school made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A-level studies, compared to similar students across England.  A score of +0.21 means that students at Bournemouth School made above average progress between their GCSEs and their A-levels compared to students across England who attained similar GCSE results.

The proportion of students achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects also rose significantly in 2019 to 41.6% (the national average for state-funded schools is 14.1%).  Facilitating A-levels are ones that are commonly needed for entry to leading universities. They are: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, geography, history, English literature and classical or modern languages.

The results published yesterday are indicative of the strength of our A-level provision in comparison to that of other local providers:

School

Number of students

Progress score

Average Result

Achieving AAB in at least 2 facilitating subjects

Grade

Point Score

Bournemouth School

128

0.21

B+

42.36

41.6%

Poole Grammar School

148

0.16

B

40.83

30.7%

Avonbourne Girls Academy

95

0.11

C-

27.32

3.2%

Bournemouth School for Girls

145

0.09

B

41.26

25.4%

The Bishop of Winchester Academy

53

0.07

C

30.12

13.8%

Twynham School

218

0.01

C+

34.65

8.7%

St Peter’s School

156

0

C

31.61

6.3%

Parkstone Grammar School

161

0

B

41.45

32.3%

Poole High School

137

-0.03

C

31.57

6.7%

Highcliffe School

147

-0.05

C

30.90

10.0%

St Edward’s School

94

-0.1

C

30.49

12.5%

England – state-funded

247994

0.00

C+

32.87

14.1%

The data for all schools in England can be found at:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england

These results are a testament to the hard work and determination of last year’s students and the dedication and experience of our teaching staff.  The vast majority of last year’s students progressed to higher education (including 12 who secured places at Oxford or Cambridge and 7 who embarked upon the study of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science). 

Whilst important, A-level results on their own are not the only outcomes that are important: students’ personal development (through participation in, for example, the Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, representative sport, music, art, clubs and societies) and, most importantly, their well-being will continue to be given higher priority than academic success alone.  These latest figures reaffirm that all members of our community (students, staff and parents) can justifiably be extremely proud of all that we achieve together.

We are sure that those students who are currently deciding upon where to continue their studies after Year 11 will wish to avail themselves of all the facts before applying to their preferred provider.  Applications to begin in Year 12 in September 2020 at Bournemouth School close on Friday 31st January.  Full details about our Sixth Form and how to apply may be found on our website:  https://www.bournemouth-school.org/232/our-sixth-form