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

  • Achievement across a range of subjects – Our A*- C pass rate was over 59% in 8 different GCSE subject areas. In Art, Drama, History, Leisure & Tourism, Technology (Food, Graphics, ResistantMaterials and Textiles) over half of all grades were A*- B. In our Technical awards, we had a 100% pass rate (Pass to Distinction *) in Health and Fitness, Food and Cooking, Construction and ICT.
  • English and Maths – Results in these core subjects remained well above the national average for Blenheim students in 2017 with 69% gaining the new 9-4 GCSE grade in Mathematics and 71% in English, with 26%% of grades being the highest new GCSE grade of 7 - 9 in English and 16% in Mathematics.

  • A*-A grades – 17% of all our entries were awarded A*-A grades, 3 students achieved the new top Grade 9 in both English Language and Literature, and 2 students in Mathematics. 37% of all GCSE results were A*- B. There were 18 Blenheim students who gained 7 or more A*-A grades including 5 who secured an amazing 9 A*- A grades at GCSEs.

  • Success in Triple Science - In Biology, Chemistry and Physics 85% gained a C grade and 32% of the grades being A*-A.

Key Measures

Blenheim

Result 2017

9 - 4 English (best)

71%

9 - 4 Mathematics

69%

5 A*-C including English and Mathematics

59%

 

 

Full breakdown of Key Stage 4 Results

2017 cohort size

216

2017 progress 8 score

-0.113

2017 Attainment 8 score

45.3

2017 Grade 4 or higher in English and Mathematics (standard pass)

64%

2017 Grade 5 or higher in English and Mathematics (strong pass)

35.3%

2017 entered for the English Baccalaureate

30%

2017 students achieving the English Baccalaureate

20%

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, cafe and study area.

 

2016

2017

Difference

A*-B

41.3%

50%

+8.7%

A*-C

76%

81%

+ 5%

A*-E

98.4%

98.1%

-0.3%

Average grade per student

C-

C+

Increase

 

  • Excellence and opportunity – Students excelled at A Level in a diverse range of subjects including Drama, English Language & Literature, English Literature,  Film Studies, French, Geography, History, ICT, Product Design, Psychology,  Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology and the Extended Project Qualification.
  • Progression for all - With the support of a highly experienced team of Sixth Form staff and a dedicated careers advisor, students this year were successful in securing first choices university places for 82% of the students in Year 13. Our students’ secured places at; Birmingham, Cardiff, Central St. Martins, Durham, Exeter, Kings, Loughborough, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, Surrey, UCL and Warwick. Two students secured Higher Apprenticeships, one with Pfizer and the other with Willis Towers Watson.

Good-quality provision ensures that these learners achieve good outcomes and are effectively equipped for the next stage of education or for employment. Lessons promote independent study and provide opportunities for students to share their points of view. In practical lessons, a problem-solving approach is often utilised to enable students to explore and develop their own thinking and strategies” (Ofsted January 2017)

 

Full breakdown of Key Stage Results

2017

 

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%

 

2016 Leavers

 

2016 cohort size

127

2016 progress in A Levels

-0.21

2016 progress in applied general

-0.09 (suppressed as below 10) 9 students

2016 progress in Tech Levels

-1.36 (supressed as below 10) 3 students

2016 progress made in English and Mathematics

3 students - suppressed – fewer than 5 students

Retention

88%

Destination

93%

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 2015-2017

 

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2015

 

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2016

 

 

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2017

 

 

Year 13 Progression 2016-2017

 

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2016

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2015