Examination Results

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A Level Results, 2017

Blundell’s School pupils achieve another set of excellent results at A Level this year despite the significant reform and tough criteria that have come into force within the educational sector.

This year the School made over 300 A level entries; the highest number in its history. For the fifth year running, over 40% of all grades were at A* and A, with a higher number of A*-B grades than last year (68%). There was also a rise in the number of A*-C grades which now totals just under 90%. The top half of the year group (50 pupils) achieved outstanding results, with their A*/A percentages at over 70%, and 95% of their grades were A*-B.

Many individuals have gained places at top universities including Toby Whitehead who gained four A* grades to study Biochemistry at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and Harriet Nash who will join Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to study Modern and Medieval Languages having gained three A* grades. OBs Euan Friend, Christopher Hamilton and Cameron Seymour also gained places at Oxford and Cambridge this year to study Earth Sciences, Engineering, and History and Economics respectively. The following pupils gained at least three A*/A grades at A level: Luke Bartlett, Freddie Carew ,Hannah Carthew, Sasisilp Dumrongsilp ,Hugh Hamilton Green ,George Hill, Francis Huntingford, Louisa Kitson, Yuli Lyu, Caspar Montgomery, Josie Schultz, Archie Stoneman, Frankie Thornton Wood, George Watson, Bethan Wesley, and Jessie Zhu. 59 pupils from the year group of 100 gained at least one A grade.

There has been a high rate of acceptance for Blundell’s students into their first choice of university with other popular destinations including Durham, Bath, Warwick, Reading, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Manchester. A number of students have been successfully accepted at US Universities.

The Head Nicola Huggett said ‘I am extremely proud of all our pupils in another year of excellent achievement. This has been a year of significant change within the curriculum and our pupils and their teachers have without doubt worked extremely hard to achieve these result. The statistics are also impressive as Blundellians continue to be involved in all areas of school life alongside their academic studies, taking part in sport, drama and musical commitments throughout their final year. It is very good to see our pupils looking at the full range of opportunities and we have an increased number this year taking up apprenticeships, foundation arts courses and places at US universities. I continue to thank the hard-working Blundell’s community for their amazing commitment to helping our pupils to succeed.

A Level Results Tables

Year Total A*-A B C Other %A*- A %A*- B %A*- C
2017 323 134 88 67 34 42 69 90
2016 297 124 76 54 43 42 67 86
2015 276 115 74 50 37 42 69 87
2014 274 131 68 39 36 48 73 87
2013 262 100 70 69 23 38 65 91

Please note that these are provisional results and the table will be updated when all the ‘Reviews of Marking’ have been received.

Subject Entries A* A B C Other %
A*- A
%
A*- B
%
A*- C
Art 3 3 0 0 0 0 100 100 100
Biology 26 4 8 8 6 0 46.1 76.9 100
Business St 25 1 0 9 8 7 4 40 72
Chemistry 24 3 10 7 4 0 54.2 83.3 100
Chinese 4 0 3 1 0 0 75 100 100
Classical Civilisation 5 0 2 2 1 0 40 80 100
Classics 1 1 0 0 0 0 100 100 100
Computing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Design & Tech 11 2 4 1 2 2 54.5 63.6 81.8
Drama 7 0 1 4 2 0 14.3 71.4 100
Economics 25 1 8 11 4 1 36 80 96
English Literature 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 66.6 66.6
EPQ 11 4 5 2 0 0 81.8 100 100
Ethics 4 0 1 2 1 0 25 75 100
Film Studies 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 33.3 100
French 11 1 1 4 2 3 18.2 54.5 72.7
Geography 29 0 7 10 9 3 24.1 58.6 89.7
German 3 1 1 0 1 0 66.6 100 100
History 11 0 4 2 4 1 36.4 54.5 90.9
Maths 40 7 20 7 4 2 67.5 85 95
Further Maths 9 3 2 3 1 0 55.6 88.9 100
Music 4 0 2 1 1 0 50 75 100
Music Technology 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 33.3 33.3
P.E. 18 1 6 1 5 5 38.9 44.4 72.2
Photography 3 1 0 0 2 0 33.3 33.3 100
Physics 22 1 8 4 5 4 40.9 59.1 81.8
Politics 7 0 1 3 2 1 14.3 57.1 85.7
Psychology 8 2 4 2 0 0 75 100 100
Spanish 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 50

 

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GCSE Results, 2017

Blundell's School is delighted to announce another set of excellent GCSE results, which once again exceed the national average despite the recent climate of changing educational pressures.

Once again 50% of all grades were at A and A* level, and this year we saw our pass rate rise to a terrific 98%. Almost a quarter of the year group gained 8 or more A* and A grades and the following have excelled in gaining more than 9 A*/A grades: Victor Mills, Sebastian Albery, Jack Klinkenberg, Marcus Lloyd, Cara Read, Grace Francis, Greg Kitson, Emily Squibb, Will Spencer, Ben Dawson, Joshua Huggett, Sam Kennaugh, Helen Jackman, Lafite Lo, Max Baker, Luke Simpson, Will Hall-Tomkin and Alistair Johnson-Ferguson. The top performing student, with an outstanding clean sweep of 12 A* grades, was Victor Mills.

The Head, Nicola Huggett said, “I am once again excited and extremely pleased with this set of GCSE results which are a fitting reward for the hard work of our Year 11 pupils. There is no doubt Blundellians understand the need to focus on our academic dimension, but our pupils are also performing at an equally high level on the sports field, musically and in the arts. To have achieved such strong examination results is all the more commendable given the current educational climate and I am very proud of them and grateful to their committed teachers who go every extra mile to see them succeed. Next week we look forward to welcoming a large group of new students to join this talented year group in our thriving and dynamic Sixth Form. I know they will enjoy the exciting opportunities that lie ahead and they will be more than well prepared for life beyond Blundell’s when the time comes.”

GCSE Results Tables

Year A* A B C %A* % A*-A % A*-C % 5 A*-C
2017 170 258 227 140 20 51 94 98*
2016 259.5 251 258.5 154.5 26 51 93 96*
2015 271 297 257.5 163 26 55 95 98
2014 196 265.5 287 189 20 47 95 98
2013 161 289.5 259.5 135 18 51 95 98
2012 231 247.5 228.5 119 26 55 94 96

* %5A*-C excludes those pupils doing a one-year course taking a reduced number of GCSEs
** GCSE Mathematics (9-1) have been converted to A*-G for the purposes of the above table

Subject Total Entries A*/A B C Other % A*,A % A*-C
Art 24 10 6 8 0 41.7 100
Biology 79 41 20 9 9 51.9 88.6
Business&Communication/
Computer Science
24 9 5 4 6 37.5 75.0
Chemistry 79 40 20 9 10 50.6 87.3
Chinese 10 10 0 0 0 100 100
Classical Civilisation 6 1 0 5 0 16.7 100
Drama 14 6 6 2 0 42.9 100
Design  & Technology 20 18 2 0 0 90.0 100
English Language 76 43 19 11 3 56.6 96.1
English as 2nd Language 17 4 7 4 2 23.5 88.2
English Literature 63 34 20 7 2 54.0 96.8
French 46 24 9 8 5 52.2 89.1
Geography 62 33 21 7 2 53.2 96.8
German 10 4 5 1 0 40.0 100
Graphic Products 10 6 3 1 0 60.0 100
Greek 2 2 0 0 0 100 100
History 42 22 17 3 0 52.4 100
Latin 21 17 2 2 0 81.0 100
Mathematics (iGCSE A*-G) 23 0 0 21 2 0 91.3
Mathematics (Statistics) 13 10 3 0 0 76.9 100
Music 5 4 0 1 0 80.0 100
P.E. 35 8 12 13 2 22.9 94.3
Physics 69 38 19 8 4 55.1 94.2
Religious Studies 6 2 2 0 2 33.3 66.7
RS short course * 16 7 7 1 1 43.4 93.8
Spanish 20 10 3 3 4 50.0 80.0

* RS short course grades are half of the full GCSE tariff and have been added to totals on that basis

Subject Total Entries 9 8 7 6 5 4 3-1 % 9-7 % 9-4
Mathematics (9-1) 66 3 14 12 20 13 4 0 43.9 100