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 All smiles on results days 2022 at Bishop Thomas Grant School

It was all smiles at Bishop Thomas Grant School this August as the Year 13 A level and BTEC results were published on 18th and Year 11 GCSE and BTEC results were published on 25th August.

Year 13 Headlines

  • 44% of all grades were A or A* 
  • 74% were awarded B to A*
  • Average grade at A level was a B
  • Average grade at BTEC was a Distinction

Year 11 Headlines

  • Of all grades achieved 24% were either a grade 9 or 8,  41% were grades 9-7 and 79% were grades 9-5
  • 85% of students achieved 5 or more grades at 9-4 including English and Maths
  • 95% of all students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 86% achieved a grade 5 or above
  • 88% of all students achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths and 75% achieved a grade 5 or above
  • 77% of students entered into the Ebacc achieved a strong pass in all Ebacc subjects (grades 9-5)

Year 13 Examination Results

Despite reports that the exam boards were undertaking a re-alignment of A level grades in this first post-Covid year of full written exams, the vast majority of BTG students have achieved their targets and can happily move on to the next stage in their careers. This is no surprise considering the average Bishop Thomas Grant grade at A level this year is a B grade and in the vocational BTEC subjects it is a Distinction (equivalent of an A grade at A level)! The overall headlines are that 44% of all grades were A or A* and an impressive 74% were awarded B to A*.

Amongst the top students this year are Evan (in our photo), former BTG Head Pupil, who, with A* grades in all his four A levels, secured his place at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, to study Archaeology. Maelle (next to Evan in our photo), again with all A* grades, is now on her way to Christ’s College, Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Ose has the grades for her course at King’s College, London, to study medicine. There were many other students with A* grades in all subjects, and with so much in the media about the drop in A* grades it is even more of an achievement that so many at BTG have achieved top grades. 

There is an interesting shift this year to apprenticeship schemes, with students such as  Andrew choosing to work for top finance company Morgan Stanley whilst studying part-time at Queen Mary University for a degree in Digital Technology Solutions. 

The BTEC route is increasingly used by students for access to the professions, notably at BTG Elisabeth, who sat a mixture of A levels and BTEC to qualify for her course at Brighton University in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

UCAS co-ordinator Ms Lavelle described as “lightly populated” the clearing process for students needing further advice on their post-A level options, an indication of the well-considered choices students have been making. 

 Year 11 Examination Results

The welcome August rain on 25th August didn't dampen spirits on GCSE results day as students arrived to pick up their results and claim their places in the Sixth Form.

Yasmin, with a string of 8s and 9s in her GCSE's has enrolled on Maths and the Sciences in the sixth form. Nathaniel (centre in our group picture) had a full house of grade 9s, as did top Year11 student Tamra, who added three music certificates to her tally, including grade 8 flute - a phenomenal achievement. The overall distribution of top grades was, like in A levels, not significantly different to last year despite those press warnings to the contrary and this is represented very accurately in the statistic of 85% of students having achieved 5 or more grades at 9-4 (formally A*-C) including English and Maths!

Bishop Thomas Grant Headteacher Bernie Boyle looked on as her students celebrated and summed up: “I really am immensely proud of our students – they have endured unheard of deprivations over these last years and it is wonderful to see them so happy and celebrating. All credit must go to the parents for supporting them, as well as to the students themselves for working so hard. I am equally grateful to the staff who have shouldered so many of the difficulties and still found the resources to support our students so successfully. 


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