Exam Results, Progression and Performance

Ofsted Information

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School Performance Tables

To see the improvement in results at Blenheim over the last few years and for comparative information about our examination results last summer, please go to the Schools' Performance Tables published by the Department for Education.

Blenheim High School Performance Results KS4

Blenheim High School Performance Results KS5

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

Blenheim’s 2021 GCSE results involved all students receiving teacher assessed grades using in class assessments provided by the examination boards, whilst 2018 and 2019 saw a significant increase in Blenheim’s GCSE results when completing the formal public examinations. 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 and 2017 GCSE results and 2018 and 2019 National GCSE results.

By 2019, all subjects (bar a minority) were attributed 9 – 1 grades with 9 – 4 being considered ‘higher’ grades or passes. 

2020 and 2021 (*) teacher assessed grades

 

Blenheim 

2021*

Blenheim 

2020*

Blenheim 

2018 & 19

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

78%

75%

65%

Maths 9 - 4

84%

82%

76%

English Language 9 - 4

87%

85%

75%

English Literature 9 - 4

71%

81%

76%

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

87%

84%

79%

 

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

 

Blenheim 

2021*

Blenheim 

2020*

National 

2018 & 19

9 – 7 grades

29%

30%

20%

9 – 4 grades

82%

85%

67%

 

English Baccalaureate results averaged over 2018 & 2019

 

Blenheim 

2021*

Blenheim 

2020*

Blenheim 

2018 & 19

English 9 – 7

29%

26%

23%

Maths 9 – 7 

19%

23%

20%

English 9 – 5 

61%

66%

63%

Maths 9 – 5  

60%

58%

58%

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

79%

83%

79%

Maths 9 - 4

84%

80%

76%

The English Baccalaureate pass

30%

30%

23%

Combined Science (Double Science) 9 - 7

38%

26%

17%

Combined Science (Double Science) 9 - 4

87%

68%

64%

Biology 9- 7

100%

100%

32%

Biology 9 – 4

100%

100%

92%

Chemistry 9 – 7

100%

82%

39%

Chemistry 9 – 4

100%

100%

91%

Physics 9 – 7

100%

44%

35%

Physics 9 – 4

100%

100%

91%

Geography 9 – 7

36%

34%

24%

Geography 9 – 4

78%

85%

70%

History 9 - 7

29%

40%

27%

History 9 - 4

83%

85%

60%

French 9 – 7

38%

65%

36%

French 9 – 4

85%

100%

84%

Spanish 9 – 7 

26%

43%

35%

Spanish 9 – 4

81%

87%

78%

Computing 9 – 7

29%

29%

28%

Computing 9 – 4

71%

83%

70%

 

2021 Progress 8 = +0.65 indicating students increased by over half a grade in every subject

Achievement across a range of subjects

Blenheim’s 9 – 4 pass rate was 82%. In all subjects studied as GCSE or BTEC course over half of all grades awarded were 9 – 5. In Technical awards, Blenheim achieved a 100% pass rate (Pass to Distinction*) in Level 2 Cambridge Technical iMedia, BTEC Health and Fitness and BTEC Travel and Tourism.

 

English and Mathematics

Results in these core subjects remained well above the national average for Blenheim students in 2021 with 84% gaining the 9 - 4 GCSE grade in Mathematics, 87% in either English Language or English Literature, with 29% of grades being the highest GCSE grade of 9 - 7 in English and 20% in Mathematics.

 

GCSE grades 7 to 9

29% of all our entries were awarded 9-7 grades, 37 students achieved average grades of 7 or higher, and 16 students achieved an average of grade 8 or higher. Our top performing student secured all grade 9s and one grade 8 across the ten subjects studied at GCSE. 

Success in Triple Science

In Biology, Chemistry and Physics 100% of entries gained a grade 5 or higher with 90% of grades being 9 - 7.

Key Measures

Blenheim

2021

Blenheim

2020

Blenheim

2019

Blenheim

2018

9 – 4 or A*- C incl. Maths & English

78%

74%

65%

64%

9 - 4 English (best)

87%

85%

83%

75%

9 - 4 Mathematics

84%

80%

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 2020-2021

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2021

Year 11 Progression 2019-2020

Yr 11 Progression data   Sept 2020

 

 

Year 13 Progression 2020-2021

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2021

Year 13 Progression 2018-2019

Yr 13 Progression data   Sept 2019 1

 

Bronze School Mental Health Award