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    A Level Results 2017

    St Bernard’s Staff and Governors send their congratulations to Year 13 students on their achievements as the school reports increased performance at A-level for the 3rd year running.

    We continue to cater for internal and external students at sixth form level and are proud of the success all our students have achieved this year, across a broad range of A level subjects. In 2017 we have seen a 100% pass rate across all 20 A level subjects.

    56% of all A level grades were A*-B with 22% being A*-A and 83% of all A level grades were A*-C. These figures show a 7% increase compared with 2016, and continue the strong and rising trend in attainment.

    The year 13 average points score per A Level entry rose again this year, by 9 points, to 227.6 which makes the average grade achieved a B-, up from last year’s average grade of C.

    Individual student successes are many and below are just some of the wide range of university courses being embarked upon by St Bernard’s students in 2017.

    Architecture at Nottingham University, Financial Mathematics at Queen Mary College London University, Politics & International relations at Queen Mary College London University, Italian at Reading University, English & Drama at Warwick University, Law at Exeter University, Art History, Visual Culture & History also at Exeter University, English Literature at Surrey University, English Literature and Creative writing at Brighton University, English Language at Reading University, Mathematics at Reading University, Pharmaceutical Science at Anglia Ruskin, Midwifery also at Anglia Ruskin, History at Queen Mary College London University, Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, Economics, Politics and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, Criminology at Greenwich University and Music at Canterbury Christchurch University.

    GCSE Results 2016

    Staff and Governors extend their congratulations to the Year 11 students who received their examination results on the 25 August.

    Once again we are delighted to report outstanding results.

    22% of year 11 students gained between 5 and 12 A*-A at GCSE, 18 of whom gained between 8-12 A*-A grades at GCSE. 26% of all GCSE grades were A*-A with 57% of the GCSE being A*-B grades.

    Overall 80% of students gained 5 or more A*-C GCSE passes including English and Mathematics this is 24% higher than the 2015 national figure for performance in this indicator.

    84% of our students gained 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C and the students sat an average of 10 GCSEs. Our Attainment score was 57.37. 84% achieved a good pass at GCSE in English and Mathematics.

    We continue to support students across a comprehensive ability range and this is demonstrated by outstanding progress figures. 93% of students made expected progress in English and 94% of students made expected progress in Mathematics. These figures are also well above national averages which in 2015 were 69% for English and 66% for Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score was 0.53, which places St Bernard’s in the top 6% of schools for progress at GCSE level. 29% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.

    100% of students continued in education or training, or moved into employment at the end of their GCSE studies.

    Congratulations go to all our students for their hard work and achievement and we take this opportunity recognise the care and support given to them by parents, carers and the adults in the school in achieving such success.



    ‘It was only with the support of the senior leadership team and my fellow students that I even considered applying to Oxford, and I genuinely don’t believe I would have achieved as much as I have done if it wasn’t for their help, encouragement and confidence in me.’

    — Isabel Aust, Former Head Student