Exam success for BGS students

Pupils at Bristol Grammar School have cause for celebration after an excellent set of A-level results

54% of all grades were A*/A with 47 students gaining three or more A*/A grades.83% of all grades were graded at A*–B, with a 100% success rate of A*–B in ten courses: Computer Science, Dance, Design & Technology: Product Design, French, Economics, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Music and Russian.

Students performed exceptionally well in STEM subjects – Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design & Technology, and Computer Science – and 81% were awarded A*–B. Over half of all our Mathematics students gained an A* or A grade.

90% of the grades for the creative arts subjects – Music, Art, Drama or Dance – were A*–B grades. Our Performing Arts Centre – at the end of its second year – has played a pivotal part in the students’ learning providing specialist facilities.

Students taking English Literature or Philosophy and Theology excelled in these Pre-U courses. All 23 students who studied the English Literature course achieved the equivalent of A*–B grades with 91% of these grades being an A*/A (D1–M1). While 88% of those taking Philosophy and Theology achieved D1–M2 grades, the equivalent of A*–B grades.

We are extremely proud of our students who have put in a great deal of hard work to achieve these great results

BGS Headmaster Roderick MacKinnon said: “We are extremely proud of our students who have put in a great deal of hard work to achieve these great results. They have been a fantastic group who have taken full advantage of the breadth of opportunities on offer, contributing to school life in a variety of co-curricular activities throughout their school careers alongside their studies, and inspiring our younger pupils with their enthusiasm and passion.”

Alongside their ‘A’ levels, a number of students took the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with 67% of grades awarded being an A* or A grade.

Following their ‘A’ level successes, leavers will be going on to study apprenticeships and courses as diverse as Art Foundation to Engineering, Veterinary Science to Nursing, at universities ranging from Birmingham to Durham, Exeter to Newcastle.

In addition to UK institutions we have one student who will be heading to the USA to study on an Athletics Scholarship at Yale, one to study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and another will be attending university in Japan.

For further information, please visit: https://www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk.

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