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 and 2019 has seen 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 has led to increases in almost all areas of GCSE performance. This improved performance compares favourably with both Blenheim’s 2016 & 2017 GCSE results and 2018 & 19 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. By 2019 all subjects (bar a minority) were attributed 9 – 1 grades with 9 – 4 being considered ‘higher’ grades or passes. 

Maths and English results averaged over 2018 & 19 compared to National average

 

Blenheim 2018 & 19

National 2018 & 19

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

65%

58%

Maths 9 - 4

76%

60%

English Language 9 - 4

75%

62%

English Literature 9 - 4

76%

73%

English 9 – 4 (best of Lang or Lit taken)

83%

75%

 

9 – 7 and 9 – 4 Grades averaged over 2018 & 19 compared to National average

 

 

Blenheim 2018 & 19

National 2018 & 19

9 – 7 grades

22%

20%

9 – 4 grades

74%

67%

English Baccalaureate results averaged over 2018 & 2019 compared to Blenheim in 2016 & 17

 

Blenheim 2018

National Average 2018

9 – 7 grades

27%

20%

9 – 4 grades

76%

67%

English Baccalaureate Subject outcomes

 

Blenheim 2018 &19

Blenheim 2016 & 17

English 9 – 5  

63%

65%

Maths 9 – 5  

58%

39%

English (best of Lang or Lit taken) 9 – 4  

79%

65%

Maths 9 - 4

76%

70%

The English Baccalaureate pass

23%

20%

Combined Science (Double Science)

64%

49%

Biology 9 - 4 or A*- C

92%

86%

Chemistry 9 - 4 or A*- C 

91%

83%

Physics 9 - 4 or A*- C

91%

81%

Geography 9 - 4 or A*- C 

70%

64%

History 9 - 4 or A*- C 

60%

65%

French 9 - 4 or A*- C 

84%

72%

German 9 - 4 or A*- C 

80%

65%

Spanish 9 - 4 or A*- C 

78%

73%

Computing 9 - 4 or A*- C

70%

48%

 

Achievement across a range of subjects

Blenheim’s 9 – 4 pass rate was 72%. In Computing, Dance, Drama, DT Textiles, English Language & Literature, French, Geography, German, Mathematics, Music, RS, Sciences and Spanish over half of all grades were 9 - 5. In Technical awards, Blenheim achieved a 100% pass rate (Pass to Distinction*) in Level 2 Child Development, Health and Fitness and Travel and Tourism.

 

English and Mathematics

Results in these core subjects remained well above the national average for Blenheim students in 2019 with 77% gaining the 9 - 4 GCSE grade in Mathematics, 77% in English Language and 74% in English Literature, with 12% of grades being the highest GCSE grade of 9 - 7 in English and 21% in Mathematics.

 

GCSE grades 7 to 9

17% of all our entries were awarded 9-7 grades, 34 students achieved average grades of 7 or higher, and 7 students achieved an average of grade 8 or higher. Our top performing student secured all grade 9s and a Distinction* in Health & Fitness. 
 

Success in Triple Science

In Biology, Chemistry and Physics over 90% of entries gained a grade 4 or higher with 35% of grades being 9 - 7, 2% higher than in 2018.

Key Measures 

Blenheim

2019

Blenheim

2018

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

65%

64%

9 - 4 English (best)

83%

75%

9 - 4 Mathematics

77%

74%

 

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 - 2019

 

2017

2018

2019

Difference

A*-A

20%

21%

16%

-5%

A* - B

50%

49%

40%

-9%

A*-E

98%

98%

98%

0%

Average grade per student

C+

C+

C

-

 
  • Excellence and opportunity – Students excelled at A Level with 70% of students securing an A* - C grade in the following subjects; Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Physical Education, Product Design and RS. We also have the Chelsea Female Football Academy based at Blenheim High School 6thForm.
  • 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 university places at a range of institutions. Our students’ secured places at; Bath, Bristol, Exeter, King’ College London, Loughborough, Nottingham, Southampton, Warwick and York. A number of students have secured higher apprenticeships with the likes of Atkins and Murphy Group.

 

“The sixth-form curriculum represents a good balance between academic and technical courses.” “Achievement in the sixth form is good. Students make good progress across different courses and subjects.” “Students receive high-quality and impartial guidance to ensure that study programmes are right for them. Retention rates between Years 12 and 13 are improving and now similar to national averages. The great majority of students complete their two-year courses and move onto employment, apprenticeships and education including a range of highly regarded universities”  (Ofsted 2019)

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 2018

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2018Year 13 Progression 2018-2019

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2019 1

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2018