Examination News

UCAS Statement September 2018

Blundell’s School

Blundell’s School Sixth Form has a comprehensive entry with entrance requirements of five GCSEs at C grade or above. Around 20% of our pupils join in Year 12 from a variety of school backgrounds.

In 2017-2018 most Year 12 pupils studied four A levels, and sat public examinations in Maths AS level only. As a school we certificate all full AS subjects. The EPQ is also offered as an option alongside A levels.

Generally, pupils take three A levels forward into Year 13. This gives them the opportunity to concentrate on their chosen subjects in depth.

Predicted grades

We aim to ensure that our predicted grades for A level are an accurate reflection of what the pupils will achieve. They are based on their performance in our end of Year 12 Summer exams, their AS level result in Maths if taken, and their aptitude for study shown in the early weeks of the A level course. We would only ever change this where there are exceptional mitigating circumstances and this will be commented on in the reference.

The predicted grades also reflect predicted performance based on their continuation with three rather than four subjects.