Exam Results and Progression

Below you can find detailed information about our key exam results for both GCSE and GCE level and the progression of our Year 11 and Year 13 students after they have completed their exams.

Key Stage 4 Results

Key Stage 4 Results Summary

2018 saw a significant increase in Blenheim’s GCSE results. A combination of well researched teaching and learning practices, rhythmical assessment and feedback, frequent reporting, well timed interventions and consistent monitoring of student performance led to increases in almost all areas of GCSE performance. This improved performance compares favourably with both Blenheim’s 2017 GCSE results and 2018 National GCSE results.

In 2017, apart from Maths and English, grades were attributed A* - G grades with A* - C being considered ‘higher’ grades or passes. In 2018 all subjects (bar a minority) were attributed 9 – 1 grades with 9 – 4 being considered ‘higher’ grades or passes. 

Maths and English 

 

Blenheim 2018

National Average 2018

5 + 9 – 4 or A*- C incl. Maths & English  

64%

58%

Maths 9 - 4

74%

60%

English Language 9 - 4

72%

62%

English Literature 9 - 4

78%

73%

 

Full breakdown of Key Stage 4 Results

  2018 2017

cohort size

227 216

Progress 8 score - (*unvalidated)

+0.31* -0.11

Attainment 8 score - (*unvalidated)

49.74* 45.3

Grade 4 or higher in English and Mathematics (standard pass)

69.20% 64%

Grade 5 or higher in English and Mathematics (strong pass)

46.70% 35.30%

% entered for the English Baccalaureate

32.20% 30%

% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate

22.90% 20%

 

9 – 7 and 9 – 4 Grades 

 

Blenheim 2018

National Average 2018

9 – 7 grades

27%

20%

9 – 4 grades

76%

67%

 

English Baccalaureate Subject outcomes

% of students achieving:

Blenheim 2018

Blenheim 2017

English 9 – 5  

66%

65%

Maths 9 – 5  

51%

39%

English 9 – 4  

75%

70%

Maths 9 - 4

74%

68%

The English Baccalaureate pass

23%

18%

Combined Science (Double Science)

66%

45%

Biology 9 - 4 or A*- C

96%

88%

Chemistry 9 - 4 or A*- C 

92%

82%

Physics 9 - 4 or A*- C

92%

84%

Geography 9 - 4 or A*- C 

68%

61%

History 9 - 4 or A*- C 

62%

65%

French 9 - 4 or A*- C 

82%

74%

German 9 - 4 or A*- C 

68%

56%

Spanish 9 - 4 or A*- C 

75%

75%

Computing 9 - 4 or A*- C

81%

35%

 

Individual performances

 

Blenheim 2018

Average grades of 7 or higher

32 students

Average grades of 8 or higher

18 students

 

 

Key Stage 5 Results

Key Stage 5 Results Summary

The Sixth Form at Blenheim provides a vibrant learning environment for post 16 students in dedicated accommodation. Sixth Formers benefit from their own exclusive reception, student entrance, cafe and study area.

A Level Results 2017 - 2018

 

2017

2018

Difference

A*-A

20%

21%

+1%

A*-B

50%

49%

-1%

A*-E

98%

98%

0%

Average grade per student

C+

C+

 

 

  • Excellence and opportunity – Students excelled at A Level in a diverse range of subjects including Drama, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, History, ICT, Product Design, Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology, BTECs in Health & Social Care and Travel & Tourism and the Extended Project Qualification. We also have the Chelsea Girls’ Football Academy based at Blenheim High School.
  • Progression for all - With the support of a highly experienced team of Sixth Form staff and a dedicated careers advisor, 82% of Year 13 students were successful in securing first choice university places. Our students secured places at Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter, Kings, Loughborough, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Sussex, Surrey and UCL.One student secured Higher Apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover based in Warwick. 
     
  • The Extended Day – From this September, Year 13 students have the extended day as a daily addition to their timetable where extra lessons are timetabled onto the end of the normal six period day. These lessons provide students with the opportunity to clarify any difficult concepts from lessons as well as affording teachers the opportunity to work with students who may have fallen behind in their learning, thus allowing them to ‘catch up’. Separate clinics are also run by The Sixth Form leadership team for students who may have AS work to revise or who need help in adopting the sort of practices that are required to properly engage with A level study. 

 

Full breakdown of Key Stage Results

2017 Leavers

2017 cohort size

102

Progress

ALPS 3 – Top 25% Nationally

2017 A* - B grades

50%

2017 A* - C grades

81%

2017 A* - E grades

98.1%

2017 average KS5 points score

34.94

2017 average KS5 grade

C+

Destination – continued into Further education, Training or Employment

92%

Year 11 and Year 13 progression

At Blenheim, we work tirelessly to support our students particularly at the very important transition times in Years 11 and 13.  A comprehensive careers education programme is delivered to all students from Yr 7 to Yr 13.  In addition, students and parents have access to quality impartial careers information, advice and guidance.  Our aim is to ensure that each student achieves the best they can and moves on to the most appropriate progression pathway.  We promote aspiration and the value of continuing in education or training.  We have a partnership with SCC/U-Explore to provide additional targeted support for selected students.  We are also proud to hold the quality standard award Investors in Careers, this acknowledges the excellence of the CEIAG provided by the school.  For further information for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance follow the link.

Below are details of the many events which take place annually to assist students make good career choices;

  • Parents Information Evenings at the start of Year 10, 11 and 12
  • Whole Year 11 Assemblies covering the various option pathways
  • Year 12 Future Choices Day
  • Careers Adviser attends all Parents Evenings and Progression Events
  • Year 12 Higher Education Evening
  • UCAS Convention
  • Surrey Opportunities Fair
  • Circulation of all FE College Open Days/Apprenticeship Events
  • Employer led activities
  • Collaborative careers events with network schools
  • Careers support on exam results days
  • Individual careers appointments, help with applications and CVs
  • Personalised support for SEND and GAMA students and parents
  • Options Evenings
  • STEM events across the years
  • Widening participation events run by Surrey University
  • Speakers for schools inputs

* The proportion of 16 -24 year olds NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figure for 16-18 Nationally is 8.4% for the quarter April to June 2017 in England. 

Year 11 Progression 2015-2018

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2018Year 13 Progression 2015-2018

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2018