Congratulation to Year 13!
Congratulations to our Year 13 students who have smashed last year’s post-16 success. Combining A levels grades with International Baccalaureate Diploma equivalents, 21% of grades were A*s, 48% were A*/A and 74% were A*-B grades. 8 Oxbridge places secured and well over 90% of students into their first or second choice of university.
152 students gained 556 A levels while 102 students gained the IB Diploma (over 95% of these IB students have already had their first or second choice of Universities confirmed before A level results were published today). When combined and expressed as A level equivalents, all 252 students gained a staggering average of 157 new UCAS points each, the equivalent of achieving more than 1A* and 2 As at A level or a 4 A level equivalence of nearly 4 B grades.
At A level, over a quarter (29%) of all the grades were A* or A and 47% of students gained the UCAS equivalent of 3 A grades (both about 10% up on last year). Ben Leadbetter and Abigail Marus both achieved 3A*s & 1A while Swechha Kansakar, Henry Murati and Jake Turner all gained 4 A*/A grades. 16 students achieved at least 3 A*/A grades. 67 students achieved at least 3 A*-B grades and two-thirds of all students achieved 4 A levels. The average point score for the A level cohort of 138 is equivalent to a little below 3 A grades.
These grades sustain Bexley Grammar School’s remarkable success rate in gaining university places - more than 90% of students into a first or second choice university. We are celebrating another very successful Oxbridge intake from BGS: 8 places - 6 Oxford and 2 Cambridge, including one student studying Medicine at Oxford.
Congratulations to all BGS students and their teachers who should be extremely proud, as should their parents. Good luck to all students as they embark on the next exciting chapter in their lives.