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Results

Bedstone is a non-selective school, which means that we enjoy a wide range of academic abilities and do not require Common Entrance. Instead, we rely on interviews, school reports and taster days to assess each student and ensure Bedstone is the best place for them.

Through the use of  GL baseline tests, the College is able to ensure that students’ academic achievements are in line with or above their ability. In short, we take students of all levels of ability and bring out the very best in them: through inspirational teaching, small classes and one-to-one care. This means we are consistently amongst the best-performing schools in the region at GCSE and A Level, despite being non selective. Non selective does not mean non-academic.

Historic Results

We are delighted that A level results at Bedstone have continued to improve steadily:

2019 2020 2021
A*-A 25% 43% 56%
A*-B 40% 66% 84%
A*-E (pass rate) 92% 96% 100%

In recent years GCSEs changed the system of reporting from letters (A*-G) to numbers (9-1) – 9 being equivalent to a “Super A*”!

2021
9 -7 29%
9 -6 45%
(Pass rate)    9 -4 84%

2020 Results

A levels – comparison with National data (awaiting 2021 data)

Overall Boys Girls
Bedstone National Bedstone National Bedstone National
Achieving A* – A 43% 28% 53% 27% 27% 28%
Achieving A* – B 66% 54% 73% 52% 55% 57%
Achieving A* – E 96% 98% 94% 98% 98% 99% Passrate
Achieving A* 34% 9% 38% 9% 27% 9%
Achieving A 10% 19% 15% 18% 0% 20%
Achieving B 23% 26% 20% 24% 27% 28%
Achieving C 15% 24% 12% 24% 20% 24%
Achieving D 10% 14% 9% 16% 12% 13%
Achieving E 4% 6% 0% 7% 12% 5%
Achieving U 4% 2% 6% 2% 2% 1%

 Press Statement on A level results:

Outstanding A level results …again!

Congratulations to all students for outstanding A level results once again!

Under incredibly difficult circumstances we are delighted that our current Year 13 students have once again exceeded the previous year’s results, achieving a 13% increase in A*-A grades, and a 4% increase in the pass rate on last year. Once again students have been accepted at top Russell group universities as a result.

These results are all the more rewarding given Bedstone College is a non-selective school with a number of children studying through a second language. Specialist teaching combined with an extensive extra-curricular programme ensures that Bedstone students not only succeed academically, but also develop in to well-rounded individuals.

 GCSEs – comparison with National data (awaiting 2021 data)

Overall Boys Girls
Bedstone National Bedstone National Bedstone National
Achieving 9-7 65.7 27.5% 66.2 23.5% 65.3 31.6%
Achieving 9-6 76.2 43.3% 72.3 38.2% 78.7 48.4%
Achieving 9-4 98.8 78.8% 98.5 74.9% 99.0 82.6% Pass rate
Achieving 5+ (9-4) 100.0 100.0 100.0
Achieving 5+ (9-4) inc Maths & English 100.0 100.0 100.0
Achieving 9 18.4 6.6% 20.0 5.5% 17.3 7.8%
Achieving 8 23.2 8.7% 17.7 7.3% 26.7 10.1%
Achieving 7 24.1 12.2% 28.5 10.7% 21.3 13.7%
Achieving 6 10.5 15.8% 6.2 14.7% 13.4 16.8%
Achieving 5 11.4 18.2% 9.2 18.2% 12.9 18.2%
Achieving 4 11.1 17.3% 16.9 18.5% 7.4 16.0%
Achieving 3 0.6 12.2% 0.0 14.0% 1.0 10.4%
Achieving 2 0.6 6.1% 1.5 7.3% 0.0 4.9%
Achieving 1 0.0 2.5% 0.0 3.3% 0.0 1.8%

Press Statement on GCSE results:

“Congratulations to all Year 11 for their work and results

It has been another challenging year for students, however Year 11 students at Bedstone College have continued to apply themselves with purpose and achieved a strong pass rate of 84% (for grades 9-4), with 29% achieving the highest grades available (9-7).

Many of the Year 11 students chose to engage in the “Bridging the Gap” classes put on by the College and are now in an extremely strong position as they embark on their A levels and/or BTECs.”