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% (2018 national average for boys 60%)
Pupils achieving a strong GCSE pass or above in both English and mathematics 64% (2018 national average for boys 40%
Pupils entering the EBacc 63% (2018 national average for boys 33%)
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 44)
GCSE Progress 8 Score +0.22 (2018 national average for boys -0.25)
Pupil destinations (2018 cohort) Sixth Form 69%

College 23%

Apprenticeship 2%

Moved abroad 2%

TBC 4%

A Level and EPQ grades at A*-B 56%
A Level grades at A*-B 55%
Students with A Level grades AAB in at least 2 facilitating subjects 22% (2017 national average 14%)
Average Grade at A Level (including A Levels and AS Levels) C+
Average Grade in best 3 A Levels B-
A Level Value Added (including A Levels and AS Levels) +0.11 (above the national average 0.0)
A Level Value Added (full A Levels only) +0.14 (above the national average 0.0)
Progress in English and mathematics English: +1.0,  mathematics: +0.5
Average Grade in Applied General Qualifications Distinction
Student destinations (2018 cohort) University 71%

Employment 15%

Apprenticeship 2%

GAP Year 11%

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 nationally.

80% of our disadvantaged pupils achieve well in excess of the national average for boys with a Progress 8 Score of 0.0. This is well above the national disadvantaged figure for boys, which was -0.64 in 2017 .

Similarly, for pupils in school, Beechen Cliff’s disadvantaged students’ Attainment 8 Score of 36 is above the national figure for boys, which was 32 in 2017.

A Level:

Whilst the progress of disadvantaged students remains a focus in the Sixth Form, in 2018 the average Value Added for disadvantaged students was +0.3. This indicates that on average they made more progress than their peers.

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.