Impressive performances from BGS students

August 24 2017

Students at Bristol Grammar School are celebrating another impressive set of A-level results across the board.

Students at Bristol Grammar School are celebrating another impressive set of A-level results across the board.

Sixty per cent of all grades were awarded A*–As, including those achieving distinctions in their Pre-U English Literature, with 26 per cent  of these grades being A*s. Fifty six students – the same number as last year – achieved three or more A*/A grades.

Sixty six students achieved at least one A* grade, with 17 of them gaining three or more A*s. Eighty three per cent of all grades were A*–B, with a 100 per cent success rate of A*–B in ten courses: creative writing, design & technology: systems & control, drama & theatre studies, French, German, Greek, Latin, music, philosophy, and Russian.   

Other highlights include 67 per cent of all mathematics grades at A/A* while English Literature students excelled at the demanding Pre-U course, with 77% achieving the top Distinction grades, D1 to D3, equivalent to A* and A grades. Seventy five per cent of all Science grades were A*/As.

BGS headmaster  Roderick MacKinnon  said: “These results are a tremendous credit to the hard work of our students and staff. Our Upper Sixth have dealt with the rigorous new linear curriculum very well, while taking advantage of the full breadth of subjects and activities offered at BGS, including our A- level and Pre-U courses, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Extended Project Qualification.”

EPQ results were also extremely strong with 100 per cent being awarded A*–B grades, and 77 per cent of these being A*–A.

Director of Sixth Form Justin Harford said: “I am delighted with this fantastic set of results. Our students are moving on to study an exciting range of courses at universities across the UK and beyond. It comes down to the students making the right choices for their futures, coupled with the support of our careers department, tutors and dedicated teaching staff, who have inspired them into choosing the right subjects.”

Alex Conway joined BGS Sixth Form in 2015 from St Bede’s Catholic College on a scholarship and was delighted to achieve  maths A, chemistry A*, physics A*, biology A*.

“I am really pleased with my results, and am now heading to Imperial College London to study medicine, which I am looking forward to. I am not sure what I want to specialise in yet, but will see what happens,” he said.

Talented mathematician, Elise Evans is going to study physics at Exeter University after achieving A*s in maths, further maths and physics, and an A in chemistry.

Elise said: “My plan afterwards is to research into astrophysics. I have really enjoyed the environment at BGS: it is such a lovely place and everyone is supportive.”