IBDP EXAM REPORT 2019

Bradfield’s sixth cohort to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) has once again surpassed the worldwide average for overall points scored (out of 45).

Within this group, Marta Malecka, Cosmo Vanderkar, Hannah Hobcraft and Johannes Jansen all scored over 37 points, with Alice Smith returning an impressive 41 points. In doing so, Alice secures her place to read English Literature and Philosophy at Durham.

The trend towards overseas university destinations continues. Two pupils have secured places at IE Madrid whilst two of our leavers head to the US (Northeastern and Barry University).

Amongst this group, our largest IBDP cohort to date, there are many outcomes of which our pupils can be really proud. A new chapter for these pupils is about to dawn and the range of opportunity is increasingly exciting, ranging from places at British, European and US universities, GAP years and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School!

We wish them well and thank all of their teachers and tutors for their unwavering support throughout the two year programme.

Neil Burch, Deputy Head (Academic)

A LEVEL EXAM REPORT 2019

A Level pupils at the College have again returned a pleasing set of results. A third of all grades were scored either A* or A; almost 70% were within the range A*- B. In total, a quarter of this cohort achieved AAB or better, which is an excellent achievement in light of the recent qualification reforms and a drop in the number of top grades nationally.

There were some outstanding individual performances too, most notably from Hamish Newall who achieved A*A*A*A in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science respectively, and from Emma Warley who secured a clean sweep of top grades in Art, English Literature and Religious Studies.

We are delighted to report that the vast majority of pupils have made it into their first choice university. Once again, a number of Bradfieldians are headed overseas to continue their studies having taken up offers in North America (including Georgetown and NYU Tisch) and mainland Europe. Alex Wilson is set to join the Royal Marines while others will be excited to be moving directly into the world of employment.

For a group of pupils with such a rich and diverse range of abilities and interests we are pleased that so many have found success. Many have excelled at the highest level whilst others have had to work hard to meet university offers. Recently reformed A Levels continue to present a particularly rigorous challenge and so once more I am grateful for the support provided by the College’s dedicated team of teachers and tutors.

Neil Burch, Deputy Head (Academic)

GCSE Exam Report 2019

We are delighted to report another very strong set of GCSE results. Almost all of the papers sat were for the more rigorous reformed courses with numerical grades. As such, we are pleased to see over 15% of entries being awarded Grade 9s. 35% of entries scored Grades 9 or 8 and 60% were awarded Grades 9 – 7 (or A*/A). Against the national backdrop, this group of pupils should be justly proud of their achievements.

A number of individuals have returned some outstanding results. Abbie Deller achieved 9999999998 whilst Ellie Stopps and Rosie Bedford returned 9999999997 and 9999999988A* respectively. Special mention must also go to Keziah Carlier, Dilly Copeland, Kit Hobart and Henry Thornton who all achieved seven Grade 9s.

We are delighted for this group of Bradfieldians. It is great to see their hard work bear fruit, particularly at the highest level given that they also contribute so strongly across the wider curriculum. As ever, they have been superbly supported by our team of committed teachers and tutors. We have no doubt pupils will relish the opportunities our Sixth Form has to offer.

Neil Burch, Deputy Head (Academic)

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