Open Morning Saturday 1st October 2022.

- Find out more »
manual override of alt text

Academic Results

The academic ethos at Blundell’s is fuelled by a number of complementary principles and beliefs.

We see exam performance as a way of opening doors in the future, rather than an end unto itself.

Our highly effective academic approach is based on the very latest research into the way in which pupils learn. Self-efficacy, derived from both believing that you can succeed and being believed in, is key, as we know that a pupil with drive and determination to do well, whatever their academic ability, will find achievement at every turn.

Complementing this, we have a carefully-constructed system in place to guide pupils towards a more active approach to their learning. Rather than sitting back and listening, we need our pupils to be on the front foot – asking questions, discussing ideas, looking things up, engaged and thinking for themselves.

Finally, our commitment to entwine the academic and the pastoral; that pupils learn when they are supported and happy, and that they are supported and happy when they are learning, ensures that every pupil at Blundell’s is known and fully supported to achieve their best.

Academic Results

We are tremendously proud of our pupils for the excellent set of results that they have achieved with over half being awarded A* or A for their A Levels. This is the generation of pupils arguably most affected by Covid. Not only were their studies disrupted, but they also were the ones not to write GCSE exams. This year was their first experience of sitting public exams and they passed the test with flying colours. Throughout the exam period these pupils showed a quiet determination and poise, and these results vindicate their confidence and hard work.

It is worth bearing in mind that these results have been accomplished alongside exceptional success in music, drama, sport, and other pursuits, like Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, and confirms that a good education is so much more than just a set of grades. In fact, much evidence indicates that busy and diverse involvement enhances rather than undermines academic achievement.

85% of our pupils secured places at their university of choice, the majority of which are Russell Group universities based in the UK. In addition to this, we are seeing a growing number of pupils looking further afield both in Europe and in America. One pupil has been awarded a scholarship to an Ivy League University and three others have received generous scholarships including one full scholarship for Athletics.

I would especially like to commend our inspirational staff who have believed in and supported our pupils over these past few challenging years. It is our privilege to walk this journey with our pupils and we celebrate their success with joy and gratitude.

A-LEVEL

Results 2021 / 2022

%A*/A%A* - B%A* - C
2022527890

Results 2020 / 2021; no public exams written

%A*/A%A* - B%A* - C
2021688794
2021688794

GCSE

Results 2021 / 2022

%9-8%9-7%9-4
2022395896

Results 2020 / 2021; no public exams written

%9-8%9-7%9-4
2021627699
2020436398

Results pre-2020; public exams written

A-Level

%A*/A%A* - B%A* - C
2019406686
2018467188
2017426990
2016416785

GCSE

%9-8%9-7%9-4
2019405694
2018274691

Latest News

manual override of alt text

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

manual override of alt text

A-Level and GCSE Academic Success!

Blundell's is highly successful in fulfilling its aim to promote the best habits of learning in the pursuit of excellence. This is reflected in our exceptional results in GCSE and A-levels.

manual override of alt text

As You Like It

manual override of alt text

Ten Tors

Blundell’s School had five Ten Tors Teams who completed the gruelling Ten Tors challenge.

manual override of alt text

Summer Cricket at Blundell's

Under 15s National Cup: Blundell's v Marlborough College

manual override of alt text

Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

manual override of alt text

Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

manual override of alt text

Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

manual override of alt text

Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

Senior School News