Exam Results & Progress

GCSE Results – Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre (Summer 2017)

Headteacher Designate, Gareth Burton, who assumes the post on 1st September, said: “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to our year 11 students who have performed so well in this year’s GCSE examinations.

As is well documented in the media, this is the first year group to sit the newly reformed GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and mathematics, which offer a significantly greater level of challenge than their predecessor qualifications and are graded 1-9 rather than A*-G, with 9 being the highest.

I am absolutely thrilled with the way in which our students, across the ability range, have performed in these new qualifications. 71% of students achieved a pass in English Language, 71% did so in English Literature, and 74% in mathematics. In addition to this, a significant number of our students achieved the highest grade possible, GCSE level 9, which is a grade reserved for the top 5% of students nationally.

As always, I would like to thank the parents/carers of our year 11 students for their support and our wonderful team of teaching and non-teaching staff, without whom these achievements would not be possible.”

A2 Results – Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre (Summer 2017)

A Level Results 2017
Average Points Score (APS) per entry 29.6
% A* – A 15
% A* – B  42
% A* – C 72


  • The progress our students have made compared with students across the country:
    A Level…0.05      Academic…0.07     Applied…N/A
  • The average grade our students get at KS5:
    A Level…C      Academic…C     Applied…N/A
  • The progress our students have made in English and Maths:
    English…0.19      Maths…0.81


Headteacher Designate, Gareth Burton, who assumes the post on 1st September, said: “These examination results reflect the high level of determination and commitment of our students throughout their sixth form studies. So many of our students have exceeded their expectations and I am delighted that in this volatile period of national educational reform at A Level, our students have achieved so well and placed themselves in a very strong position to make the next step in their lives, with the very large majority now being able to accept the offer from their respective university.

I am particularly pleased with the increased average point score per entry, which has risen from 28.4 (2016) to 29.6 (2017) and almost three quarters of grades awarded being grade Cs or above, with over two out of every five grades being a grade B or better.

These achievements would not have been possible without the constant support of students’ parents/carers, wider family and both teaching and non-teaching staff at the school. I would like to pay tribute to all involved in today’s shared successes, which reflect the strong emphasis of partnership work underpinning the support offered to almost 350 sixth form students across 32 different subjects at A Level, including the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).”

GCSE Subject Breakdown.pdf

A Level Subject Breakdown.pdf

Performance Tables

Below is a link to the DfE website where you can find more information about our examination results as reported by the DfE.

DFE School Performance Tables Website