Exam Results

Burford School ‘has proven to be one of the top 90 in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* – C grade GCSEs, including English and Maths.’  David Laws MP, Secretary of State for Schools.

 

GCSE Results 2016 2016 GCSEs

‘The GCSE results this year are once again excellent and show the tremendous effort that our students have made. Achieving and exceeding the Governments targets for our headline results puts Burford School in the top 25% of all schools nationally.

 

 

2016 2015 2014 2013
5 A*- C (inc Eng & Maths) 68% 61% 70% 64%
5 A*- C 78% 71% 77% 80%
5 A* – G (inc Eng & Maths) 100% 100% 96% 100%
A* – C (inc Science) 76%
English Language A*-C 72% 70% 74%  69%
Mathematics A*-C  82% 79% 83% 80%
Progress 8 +0.30
 Attainment 8 54.07
Student Numbers  175 182 213 198

Notes:

  • Achieving the FFT D targets for our headline figures (* in the table) puts the school in the top 25% of all schools nationally.
  • Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are new measures introduced this year by the DfE.
  • Schools are expected to achieve at least 0.0 in Progress 8 to show students have made the expected progress from Key stage 2 to 4.
  • The results are for ‘first entry’ – which is also our best entry.

Headline figures:Holly Gorton

  • 24% of all our GCSE grades were A*/A
  • 27 students achieved 7 or more A*/A grades
  • 16 students achieved 8 or more A*/A grades
  • 4 students achieved 11 A*/A grades
  • Progress Key Stage 2 to 4:
  1. English: Expected Progress 81% (target 73%) Exceptional Progress 43%
  2. Maths: Expected Progress 79% (target 69%) Exceptional Progress 44%

 

Individuals of note include:

  • Daisy Birch  – 11 A* grades
  • Tabitha Boyd  – 11A*/A grades
  • Bethany K. Carter  – 12A*/A gradesIMG_1903
  • Holly Gorton  – 12A*/ A grades
  • Martha Duffy  – 10A*/A grades
  • Harry Wootton  – 10A*/A grades
  • Lara Hillyard  – 9A*/A grades
  • Fiona Mc Quillan  – 9A*/ A grades
  • Kaleb Poole  – 8A*/A grades
  • Sam Kitto  – 7A*/ A and 4 B grades

‘A’ Level Results 2016

‘Our students have achieved another outstanding set of results. We are so pleased for them and know that the hard work and efforts that they and their teachers have all put in over the last two years has enabled so many of them to take up their first choice University places. We are particularly pleased to have four students taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge, demonstrating the excellent environment for learning that Burford School continues to provide.’

Deputy Headteacher, Mr James Pilgrim

 

2016 2015 2014
A*- A 35% 25.3% 28%
A* – B 63% 51% 52%
A* – C 81% 76% 73%
A* – E 99% 100% 99%
Students 115 92 82

 

Some individual results of particular note are as follows:


Four A*/A grades:

  • KeitMia West, Keith Collister and Joe Duffyh Collister – Computing, Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*A*A*A*) going to Cambridge University to read Computer Science
  • Joseph Duffy – Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*A*A*A*) going to Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences
  • Mia West – Chemistry, Maths, Physics, EPQ (A*A*A*A*) going to Durham University to read Physics
  • Annabel Redman – English Lit, French, Geography, Spanish (AAAA*) going to Oxford University to read Spanish and Russian
  • Lara Connolley – Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics (AAAA) going to Leeds University to read Medical Biochemistry
  • Alice Landray – Biology, English Lit, Psychology, EPQ (AAA*A)

Three A*/A grades:Annabel Redman & Mrs Redman

  • Emma Becket – English Lit, French, Geography (A*A*A) going to Bristol University to read French and Spanish
  • Maggie Boyd – Biology, Chemistry, Maths (A*AA) going to Manchester University to read Biochemistry
  • Becky Chatwell – Biology, English Lit, History (AAA) going to York University to read English and History
  • Jack Davies – Geography, Psychology, PE (AAA) going to Bristol University to read Geography
  • Jenny Digby – Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*A*AB) going to Sheffield to read Civil Engineering
  • George Genc – Biology, Chemistry, Maths (AAA) going to Durham to read Biological Sciences
  • Ella Gorton – Biology, Maths, Spanish (A*AA*) going to Manchester University to read Anatomical Sciences
  • Will Legood – Biology, Economics, English Lit (AAA) going to Cambridge University to read Law
  • Matthew Pilkington – Maths, Further Maths, Physics (AA*A) going to Southampton University to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Emma Purvis – Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths (AAABB) going to St Andrew’s University to read Geology
  • Liana Sandhu – French, History, Spanish (A*A*A) going to Leeds University to read Ancient History and History
  • Andrew Skidmore – Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*AIMG_1866AB) going to Manchester University to read Mathematics

Two A*/A grades:

  • Jake Acock – History, RE (AAB) auditioning for Drama College
  • Martha Austin (AABB) going to Southampton University to read Biomedical Sciences
  • Emily Day (AABB) going to Leeds University to read Human Physiology
  • Neoma Fisher (AAB) going to Bristol University to read Medicine
  • Annie Harrison (AAB) going to Manchester University to read Psychology
  • Raif Johnson (A*AB) going to Loughborough University to read Mathematics
  • Courtney Jones (A*ABB) going to Birmingham to read Criminology
  • Natalie Law (A*AB) going to Southampton University to read Film
  • Harry Williamson (A*AB) going to Exeter University to read Economics

Other Achievements:

      •  61 students (53%) achieved an A*/A in at least one subject
      • 100% of students studying French achieved an A*/A grade
      • 100% of students studying Further Maths achieved an A*/A grade
      • 100% of BTEC grades were Distinction Star/Distinction
      • 75% of students studying English Literature achieved an A*/B grade
      • 100% of Product Design grades were A*/C
      • 100% of Drama grades were A*/C
      • 86% of Art grades were A*/B

 

 

 

 

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