Examination Results 2018

Headline Performance

2018 examination results represent another successful performance both in terms of grades achieved and also excellent progress made when compared with attainment levels of pupils on entering the school.


Pupils achieving a standard GCSE pass or above in both English and mathematics 78% (2017 national average for boys 61%)
Pupils achieving a strong GCSE pass or above in both English and mathematics 64% (2017 national average for boys 40%
Pupils entering the EBacc 63% (2017 national average for boys 34%)
Pupils achieving the EBacc (with at least standard pass grades) 49% (2017 national average for boys 19%)
Pupils achieving the EBacc (with at least strong pass grades) 39% (2017 national average for boys 17%)
GCSE average attainment 8 score 55 (2017 national average for boys 42)
GCSE Progress 8 Score Initial estimate of +0.25 (2017 national average for boys -0.24)
Pupil destinations TBC
A Level and EPQ grades at A*-B 56%
A Level grades at A*-B 54%
Students with A Level grades AAB in at least 2 facilitating subjects 22% (2017 national average 14%)
Average Grade at A Level B-
A Level Value Added Initial estimate of +0.11 (above the national average 0.0)
Progress in English and mathematics English: +1.2,  mathematics: +0.3
Average Grade in Applied General Qualifications Distinction
Student destinations TBC

The Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils

Whilst we still have more work to do in closing the gap for our boys from more disadvantaged backgrounds, the majority of those from less affluent backgrounds make the same progress and attain at the same level on average as other pupils.

Three quarters of our disadvantaged pupils achieve well in excess of the national average with a Progress 8 Score of +0.12, which is well above the national figure for boys, which was -0.64 in 2017 .

Similarly, for pupils in school, Beechen Cliff’s disadvantaged students’ Attainment 8 Score of 37 is above the national figure for boys, which was 34 in 2017.

Performance Tables

The GCSE examination results given above are not reflected in the Performance Tables. The reason for this is that IGCSE English results are not included in Performance Tables in 2018. For more information please click on the link below.