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Examination Results

Excellent A level standards continue at South Bromsgrove High

Sixth Form students at South Bromsgrove High School have maintained the very high standards expected of an outstanding school both in A Levels and BTEC qualifications, meeting some very challenging targets set for Key stage 5.

In 2017/18, 40% of all A level passes stood at A*-B and 50% of Btec entries at Distinction Star or Distinction, with an overall pass rate of over 97% from a year group of 172.  There were many excellent grades across a range of subjects and a number of students performed extremely well with high grades across the board. 

In addition to academic success, 70 students in Year 13 completed their two year Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Expedition and are set to claim the Award in September - a prize highly valued by universities and employers.

South Bromsgrove High students rise to the challenge of the new GCSEs

This year, the vast majority of GCSEs taken by students are the new reformed qualifications. These qualifications are designed to be more challenging and are assessed differently. Most GCSEs no longer include coursework and therefore the final grade is solely determined by the exams in the summer. These new GCSEs are also graded differently using a number system in which 9 is the highest grade and 1 the lowest. To give some context, broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as have achieved a C grade in previous years.

This year 70% of students in a year group of 315 have achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. This is a great achievement in light of the change to more difficult qualifications. Further to this, 13% of the students averaged the equivalent of an A grade or better across all their subjects. In addition to academic success, over 114 students completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award which supports the school’s aim of developing well rounded young people.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award success:

We were delighted, once again, with our D of E completions:
215 students achieved the Bronze Award
114 students achieved the Silver Award
70 students achieved the Gold Award

South Bromsgrove High remains the largest school-based award centre in the country.

Key Performance Indicators 2018

Key Stage 4

Percentage of students achieving a grade 4 or better at GCSE in both Maths and English Language or English Literature


Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate


Percentage of students qualifying for the English Baccalaureate


Attainment 8

4.83 C

Progress 8


Percentage of students of students staying in employment or education after KS4 (destinations)


Key Stage 5 (Data available as of January 2019)

2018 Results


Average Grade

Points Average

No of Students


Progress Measure

A level and Academic (includes AS)






Applied General






Tech Level







GCSE Resits

No of Students

Progress Measure



+1.00 grades



+0.83 grades

Destinations for 2018 leavers

%  Education

% Employment inc apprenticeships

% Other

% Not known





To view the full performance table on the Department for Education website for 2017-18 data click on the link below