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A-level Validated Results – January 2019

The A-level league tables, published by the Government on 24 January 2019, has measured our results from last August within a national and regional context and we are delighted to share with you that the tables confirm Burford as the best state school sixth form in West Oxfordshire and the surrounding area and the third best in all of Oxfordshire.

To see the Government comparison visit:

This excellent news comes hard on the heels of the ‘Alps’ certificate we received in November, confirming that we are in the top 25% of schools nationally for progress and have been for the past three years.

For further details click here.


GCSE Validated Results – January 2019

In August 2018 Burford School celebrated as students collected their GCSE results. 25% of all our grades were A*-A/9-7, 82% of all our students achieved English and Maths Grade 4+ resulting in our overall attainment score being significantly above the national average – something which it has now been for the past three years.

At the end of January the overall progress of our students was evidenced against a national and regional context. The Times (Friday 25 January 2019) noted that our students GCSE results for 2018 place the school 5th in the whole of Oxfordshire.

With a Progress 8 score of 0.21 we continue to achieve significantly more than the average score across the whole of the UK. Further details are available here.


Year 10 Mock Exams 2019

GCSE Results 2018








5 A*- C / 9 – 4

(inc Eng & Maths)







5 A* – G / 9 – 1

(inc Eng & Maths)

English 9 – 490%*90%*72%
Maths 9 – 484%*82%*82%
Science 2 x 9 – 4      82%
Attainment 8 (average)
Attainment 8545154
Progress 8+0.20+0.30+0.17
Number in cohort 







Achieving the FFT 20 targets for our headline figures (* in the table) puts the school in the top 20% of all schools nationally.

 ‘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 20% of all schools nationally. I am delighted that our student’s attainment and progress is so exceptional. This is a particularly pleasing set of results as the new GCSEs are so much more rigorous. I would like to thank my highly professional and committed staff who have worked hard to ensure our students get the best education.’

 Mrs Kathy Haig, Headteacher


Headline Figures:

  • 25% of all our GCSE grades were A*- A / 9 – 7
  • 80% of all our students achieved 5+ A* – C / 9- 4 (including Eng & Maths)
  • 25 students achieved 7 or more  A*- A / 9 – 7 grades
  • 19 students achieved 8 or more A*- A / 9 – 7 grades
  •  9 students achieved 10 A*- A / 9 – 7  grades


Individuals of note include:

The following students achieved 11 GCSE passes at A*-A/9-7 grades:

  • Rebecca Davies – 9 A*/9 grades plus 2 A/8 grades
  • Isaac Soul – 6 A*/9 grades plus 5A/8 grades


The following students achieved 10 GCSE passes at A*-A / 9-7 grades:

  • Hannah Davies
  • Hugo Eayrs
  • Ronan Kennedy
  • Harry McInroy
  • Kerensa Renwick


The following students achieved 9 GCSE passes at A*-A / 9-7 grades:

  • Alejandro Blaydon-Santovety
  • James Holt
  • Imogen Sumner



A Level Results 2018

A Level Results201620172018
Number of students1207095
% A-E Grades9910099
% A-C Grades818374
% A*-B Grades635851
% A*-A Grades353129



Once again our students have been celebrating some excellent A Level results.

‘We are delighted that our students have achieved another outstanding set of results. We are particularly pleased to note that nearly half of all students achieved an A*/A in at least one subject, 11% above the target for the number of A*/A grades. The results are a reflection of the hard work our students and staff have put in over the last two years. This demonstrates once again what an excellent environment for learning Burford School continues to provide.’

Mrs Kathy Haig, Headteacher



  • 45% of students achieved an A*/A in at least one subject
  • 29% of all grades are A*/A – 11% above target
  • 51% of all grades are A* – B
  • 19 students achieved at least two A*/A grades
  • Further Maths – 86% of grades A*/A
  • Maths – 50% of grades A*/A
  • Geography – 44% of grades A*/A
  • History – 60% of grades A* – B and 90% A* – C
  • Economics 69% of grades A*- B
  • Chemistry – 30% A*/A and 70% A* – C
  • Physics – 23% A*/A, this is 8% above target
  • Photography 100% of grades A*- B
  • Art – 59% of grades are A*/A and 75% A* – B
  • Media 67% of grades A*- B

Four A*/A grades:

  • Tabitha Boyd – Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A* A* A* A*) going to Durham to study Physics
  • Alfred Cheung – Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A A A A) going to Bristol to study Mathematics
  • Sam Kitto – Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A* A* A A) going to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences

Three A*/A grades:

  • Bethany Carter – Physics, Economics, History (A* A A) going to York to study Law
  • Harry Davies – Economics, Geography, Psychology (A* A A) going to Sheffield to study Business Management
  • Martha Duffy – Geography, English Literature, Philosophy & Ethics (A* A A) going to Bristol to study English
  • Jack Holt – Maths, Biology, Chemistry (A* A A) going to Bristol to study Dentistry
  • Shay Page – Economics, Geography, Media (A A A) going to Plymouth to study Marketing
  • Orla Powell – Art, Geography, Psychology (A* A A) is taking a GAP year
  • Michael Shieh – Chemistry, Maths, Economics (A* A* A) going to Warwick to study Accounting and Finance

Two A*/A grades:

  • Luke Colville – Maths, Further Maths, Business Studies (A A B) going to York to study Mathematics
  • Olivia Duff – Product Design, English Language & Literature, Geography (A A B) is going to Leeds to study Product Design.
  • Holly Gorton – Geography, Media, Drama (A A B) going to Plymouth to study Theatre and Performance
  • Lara Hillyard – Biology, Maths, Chemistry (A A B) going to York to study Biology
  • Carlos Houghton – Economics, Psychology, Maths (A A B) going to study in the United States
  • Mollie Kilfoyle – Economics, English Literature, Philosophy & Ethics (A* A B) going to Liverpool to study Law
  • Ivor Kuan – Art, Maths, Physics (A* A D) taking a GAP year
  • Owen Tanner – Geography, Maths, Computer Science, Further Maths (A A B B) going to Nottingham to study Data Science
  • Charlotte Taylor – Chemistry, Geography, Biology (A A B) going to Sheffield to study Medicine



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