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Record-breaking GCSE results!

Year 11 Bexley Grammar School students achieve record-breaking, outstanding GCSE results!

Despite all the uncertainty and disruption, 190 Year 11 Bexley Grammar School students have achieved record-breaking GCSE results! Comparisons cannot reliably be made with previous years but we particularly celebrate the record 41% of all grades that were achieved at 9-8 (the old A*).

The 9-7 (old A*-A) measure is 68.5%, an increase of 5% on last year. It is remarkable that over two-thirds of all the grades awarded to our students are in this top category. The average point score for the whole year group is over 7.1 (7.0 is equivalent to the old A grade) - that is the average point score! 

Two students, Emily Dastjerdi and Max Dawkins gained a perfect set of 11 GCSE grade 9s - remarkable achievements! (In 2019, only 123 students out of 17,450 who took 11 GCSEs in England secured all 11 grade 9s.)

An impressive 18 students achieved only 8s and 9s (a full set of A*s on the old measure).  65 students, over a third of the cohort, secured straight 9-7 grades (old A*-A grades) and 112 students, nearly 60% of the cohort, achieved 8 or more 9-7 grades.

All BGS students studied the three separate sciences, two foreign languages and at least one humanities subject alongside mathematics and both English and English Literature – the majority took eleven GCSEs.

Subject highlights include:

  • Over 50% grade 9s in: Chinese (64%) (taken by 14 students), Food (60%) (10) and Music (60%) (25)

  • Over 25% grade 9s in: Computer Science (taken by 53 students), Japanese (18), Latin (39), PE (16), and Russian (15).

  • Over 75% grades 9-7 in: Maths (all students), Chinese (93%) (14 students), Computer Science (53), Design & Technology (90%) (20), Economics (51) Food (100%) (10), Music (88%) (25), PE (16), Psychology (39), Russian (15), Textiles (4). 

These are outstanding GCSE results from a deliberately stretching, broad curriculum which we maintained throughout the pandemic. Students and parents should be incredibly proud of these impressive results in such uncertain times. And our dedicated staff have been rewarded for the belief in our students and the commitment that they have shown in all the challenges schools have faced this year.