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A Level Results, 2016

We are delighted with the excellent provisional results achieved by our students once again this year.

In the Upper Sixth (Year 13) of 97 pupils, 41% of the results gained were at A*/A with 23 pupils gaining 3 A grades or higher and over two thirds of all grades were between A* and B. The A Level pass rate was 99%.

Many pupils have gained impressive results and places at top universities including Natalie Cotton who gained five A* grades to study Natural Sciences at Newnham, Cambridge and Eleanor Ansell who will join her there after achieving three A* grades to read Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Homerton College. Euan Friend, Christopher Hamilton and David Yung all gained at least 3 A* grades and Emily Combe, Ang Gao, Elizabeth Morris, Bethany Squires and Edward Taylor achieved A*, A*, A or better in their results. There has been a very high rate of acceptance for Blundell’s students into their first choice of university; other popular destinations include Bath, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Manchester, while post A Level applicant Silvia Mills goes to St Hugh’s College, Oxford to read Philosophy and Linguistics.

The Head Nicola Huggett said ‘Once again I extend my warm and sincere congratulations to all our pupils in another year of excellent achievement. We are all so proud of them as they have worked extremely hard to achieve these results. These are all the more impressive as they continued to be involved in school life alongside their academic studies, such as taking part in sport and musical commitments throughout their final year. In addition to those going to university next month, several of our Upper Sixth have some interesting and prestigious opportunities in the work place lined up, including an apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover and a gap year working with Ove Arup.’

We are very proud of the following outstanding pupils who gained at least 3 A grades or better:

Benjamin Ames, Eleanor Ansell, Luke Brades-Payne, Emily Combe, Natalie Cotton, Imogen Dickinson, Arthur Friend, Euan Friend, Ang Gao, Christopher Hamilton, Jessica Harvie, Oliver Mitchell, Jennifer Mettam, Elizabeth Morris, Jack Muirhead, William Scott, Cameron Seymour, Bethany Squires, Katy Stevens, Benedict Summers, Edward Taylor, Tabitha Unsworth-White, David Yung.

The provisional results table can be found below.

Year Total A*-A B C Other %A*- A %A*- B %A*- C
2016 297 124 76 54 43 42 67 86
2015 276 115 74 50 37 42 69 87
2014 274 131 68 39 36 48 73 87
2013 262 100 70 69 23 38 65 91
2012 279 116 71 48 44 44 67 84

 

Subject Entries A* A B C Other %
A*- A
%
A*- B
%
A*- C
Art 3 0 1 2 0 0 33.3 100 100
Biology 23 4 6 6 3 4 43.5 69.6 82.6
Business St 22 0 0 5 8 9 0 22.7 59.1
Chemistry 20 5 9 4 1 1 70 90 95
Chinese 6 0 3 3 0 0 50 100 100
Classical Civilisation 6 1 2 0 1 2 50 50 66.7
Classics 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 100
Computing 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 33.3
Design & Tech 8 0 3 3 2 0 37.5 75 100
Drama 8 1 1 4 1 1 25 75 87.5
Economics 18 2 7 3 4 2 50 66.7 88.9
English Literature 3 1 0 1 1 0 33.3 66.7 100
EPQ 5 3 0 1 1 0 60 80 100
Ethics 3 0 1 2 0 0 33.3 100 100
Film Studies 6 0 1 1 3 1 16.7 33.3 83.3
Geography 21 1 4 7 6 3 23.8 57.1 85.7
German 5 2 3 0 0 0 100 100 100
History 10 0 2 5 3 0 20 70 100
Japanese 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 100 100
Maths 42 7 16 12 4 3 54.8 83.3 92.9
Further Maths 8 4 2 1 1 0 75 87.5 100
Music 2 1 0 1 0 0 50 100 100
Music Technology 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 100 100
P.E. 15 0 5 3 2 5 33.3 53.3 67.7
Photography 8 0 2 1 2 3 25 37.5 62.5
Physics 25 6 9 2 3 5 60 68 80
Politics 9 0 1 4 4 0 11.1 55.6 100
Psychology 5 0 2 1 0 2 40 60 60
Spanish 5 0 1 2 2 0 20 60 100
Russian 5 0 5 0 0 0 100 100 100

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GCSE Results

We are pleased to announce that Blundell’s students have achieved another excellent set of provisional GCSE results.

More than a quarter of grades were A*, a position that equals the School's best ever results of last year. From a large and able group of pupils, once again more than half the grades were at A*/A Level and, in an improvement on last year, more than a third of the year group (31 pupils) gained at least eight A* and A grades. The pass rate was again well over 95%. The following pupils gained nine or more A*s: Imogen Cotton, Alfie Gardner, Megan Grant, Julia Huntingford, Will McIntyre, Bonnie Price, Kieran Smith and Samantha Unsworth-White. The top performing student, with an outstanding 12 A* grades, was Harry Olive.

The Head, Nicola Huggett said "I am truly delighted with this set of GCSE results which are a fitting reward for a terrific group of young people who know the value of hard work. The results demonstrate very clearly the excellent teaching and outstanding pastoral support that is in place to help every pupil achieve their full potential here at Blundell's. In the end, however, it is up to the pupils and I am very proud indeed of all they have achieved. There is no doubt that we focus on our academic dimension, as we should, but our pupils are involved in so many other areas too. Musically, on the sports field and in the arts they achieve at an equally high level and they richly deserve the exciting future that now lies ahead for them."

Year A* A B C %A* % A*-A % A*-C % 5 A*-C
2016 259.5 251 258.5 154.5 26 51 93 96*
2015 271 297 257.5 163 26 55 95 98
2014 196 265.5 287 189 20 47 95 98
2013 161 289.5 259.5 135 18 51 95 98
2012 231 247.5 228.5 119 26 55 94 96

* % 5 A*-C excludes those pupils doing a one-year course taking a reduced number of GCSEs

Subject Total Entries A*/A B C Other % A*,A % A*-C
Art 35 10 10 6 9 28.6 74.3
Biology 92 46 24 13 9 50.0 90.2
Business&Communication/
Computer Science
39 11 18 7 3 28.2 92.3
Chemistry 86 58 11 13 4 67.4 95.3
Chinese 7 7 0 0 0 100 100
Classical Civilisation 6 3 3 0 0 50.0 100
Drama 32 15 10 6 1 46.9 96.9
Design & Technology 30 20 7 2 1 66.7 96.7
English Language 81 42 32 7 0 51.9 100
English Literature 64 32 26 6 0 50.0 100
French 72 31 14 20 7 43.1 90.3
Geography 80 44 20 8 8 55.0 90.0
German 7 6 0 1 0 85.7 100
Graphic Products 6 2 3 1 0 33.3 100
History 34 20 10 3 1 58.8 97.1
Latin 13 13 0 0 0 100 100
Mathematics 106 51 24 23 8 48.1 92.5
Mathematics (Statistics) 19 17 2 0 0 89.5 100
Music 2 2 0 0 0 100 100
P.E. 31 8 15 8 0 25.8 100
Physics 70 49 12 7 2 70 97.1
Religious Studies 9 4 2 2 1 44.4 88.9
RS short course * 17 6.5 5.5 2.5 2.5 38.2 85.3
Spanish 19 9 5 4 1 47.3 94.7

* RS short course grades are half of the full GCSE tariff and have been added to totals on that basis.

GCSE Roll of Honour

Pupil Results
Harry Olive 12A*
Alfred Gardner 11.5A*
William McIntyre 11A*, 1A
Samantha Unsworth-White 11A*, 1A
Kieran Smith 11A*
Julia Huntingford 9A*, 2A
Imogen Cotton 9A*, 2A
Bonnie Price 9A*, 2A
Megan Grant 9A*, 1A
Annabel Chatwin 8A*, 3A
Cecilia Cheng 8A*, 3B
Ross Harvie 8A*, 1.5A, 2B
Monty Crowe 7A*, 4A
Stephen Walton 7A*, 3.5A,1B
Ben Stevens 7A*, 3A, 1B
Oscar Jones 6.5A*, 3A, 2B
Addie Chai 6A*, 4A, 1B
Henry Sloman 6A*, 3A, 2B
Isobel Slade 5.5A*, 2A, 2B
Daniel Hoaen 5A*, 5A
Redmond Sanders 5A*, 5A
Thomas Brent 5A* 3A, 3B
Oscar Kolowski 5A*, 3A, 2B
Henry Olsen 5A*, 3A, 2B, 1C
Hal Dare 5A*, 2A, 3B

* Results showing ".5" relate to the short Religious Studies course which is recognised as half a GCSE, rather than a full GCSE