In this, the first year of fully reformed A Level examinations, Bishop’s Stortford College Upper Sixth Formers are once again celebrating a 100% pass rate. 74 of the 120 strong year group have achieved grades of ABB or higher. Nearly half the results were graded A and above, far outperforming the national average of 25.5% (ITV/BBC).
Students Ruilin X, Luke E, Nena N, Wendy C, Ai K achieved the top results with 17 A* and 3 A grades between them. A quarter of the year group gained 3 A grades or more.
Of the 13 pupils who took the optional EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), 7 have achieved A* and 5 a grade A.
Analysis of the Value-Added data, the measure that seeks to identify the difference the school has made to pupils’ attainment, shows once again that teaching at the College has made a significant difference to the progress and outcomes of the pupils.
College Headmaster, Jeremy Gladwin said, “I am once again thrilled by the excellent performance of our students, more than half of whose grades were A*/A and who, year on year, with the assistance of our outstanding team of dedicated specialist teachers, produce fantastic results, which show strongly positive value-added. As a school, our aim is to develop potential and to exceed expectations and our students have, once again, realised this aspiration.
These results have been achieved in an extremely busy, successful school, where pupils enjoy a wealth of opportunities through a very wide extracurricular programme; this sets them up for university and for broader life after secondary education. I am really proud of our Upper Sixth who have worked so hard to make their dreams come true. Their places at many of the country’s top universities, will not only provide them with a fresh challenge, but will also ensure many more wonderful opportunities as they look to develop their life skills and prepare for their future careers.”