Academic Results

Academic Results

Results 2019

Against the backdrop of tougher national standards in both A Level and GCSE examinations this year, Bromsgrove School has been delighted to celebrate some of the best academic results in its long history.

GCSE 2021

- At GCSE, there were 193 candidates and 27% of all entries were awarded the top grade of a 9.

- Half of all GCSE grades were an 8 or above and seventy percent of all entries were awarded at least a 7.

In the Upper Sixth year group, there were 225 candidates taking a mixture of IB, A level and BTEC qualifications.

A Level 2021

- 89% of all entries were graded A* to B

- 62% at A*/A

- 26% of all entries at A*

BTEC 2021

- 42% of all entries were awarded a Distinction star which is equivalent to an A* at A level.

International Baccalaureate 2021

- Average Diploma score of 40.1 (equivalent to better than 4 A*s at A Level using the old UCAS tariff).
- All Bromsgrove students scored above the IB’s world average score of 30 points and 43 students (almost two-thirds of the total cohort) scored 40 or more points.

- Four students achieved the coveted 45 point maximum.

 - Three students scored 44 points. 

- These seven students, scoring 44 or more points, represent 10% of the total IB cohort for the year.

In this most difficult of years, with the students collectively being extremely disrupted by lockdowns, quarantines and the need to work online, all subject teachers and pupils deserve great credit.

International Baccalaureate Top Scorers 2021

Jolene Koh from Singapore is one of four pupils at Bromsgrove School to achieve the coveted 45 points on IB Results Day 2021, the maximum you can achieve inthe IB Diploma Programme. A boarder from Oakley House, she says that she enjoyed the rigour of the IB as it gave her an abundance of core skills such as critical thinking, organisation and perseverance.

She now goes on to study History at UCL, and after her undergraduate degree, plans to take a Law conversion course or an MBA.


  Nic Bamberger from Germany and a boarder in Housman Hall achieved the maximum score - 45 points - in the IB Diploma Programme. His IB subjects were Math Applications HL, English B HL, Economics HL, German A HL, Physics SL, Business SL.

Of the IB at Bromsgrove, he says, “We had an amazing IB Coordinator who was always willing to listen to my concerns and offered to help. In addition to this, the teachers were well motivated and very fair.”

Over the summer, Nic plans to undertake an internship before studying Data Science and Information Management at UCL.

Lucia Goodwin, a day pupil in Thomas Cookes House, scored the maximum 45 points in her IB Diploma this year.

When asked what the IB means to her, she said it is all about breadth and the academic freedom to explore practically anything that interests you.

Talking about her sixteen years at Bromsgrove School she says, “What flashes in my mind are all the non-academic opportunities I have had here. I remember flying an aeroplane with the RAF section of the CCF; waving my phone-torch in the air at Cultures Connect; everyone screaming on Zoom when we won the Shine Awards’ ‘Best Magazine’ for Two Zero One; getting hopelessly lost on Bronze DofE; waving our banners at Twickenham at the Natwest Schools’ Cup rugby finals and so much more. I am leaving School having received an amazing education, but it is these experiences that have given me confidence, friends and memories that will last long after the structure of biological molecules have faded from my mind.”

Lucia now goes on to study Geography at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. 

Leonie Sackers from Germany scored 45 points in her IB Diploma in 2021. A boarder in Mary Windsor House, she enjoyed the broad curriculum and holistic approach of the IB.

During her time at Bromsgrove School she says, “I enjoyed the well-prepared lessons, which the teachers taught with enthusiasm, especially when we had to switch to online lessons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The great care and support by the staff, particularly the IB coordinator, is something I appreciated a lot and it really made a difference. Another factor I loved about Bromsgrove is the vast and excellent sporting opportunities and facilities, as well as the other extracurricular activities that the School has to offer.”

Leonie is spending her summer completing an internship in the corporate finance department at a biotech company. From September, she will go on to study International Business Administration. 



A level Results

Please click here to download the (2021 version) A level results by subject and to find out more about the destinations our leavers went on to. 

A Levels                         
2021  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 
A*, A 

62  59  57  56  51 60  61  58  62  61  80  63 
A*, A, B 

89  88 77 75  77  86  85  87  89  87 86  86 
Overall pass  100   100  100 100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100 

IB Results

Please click here to download the IB results by subject (2021 version).

Destination of Leavers  

Our Sixth Form leavers now head off to a wide range of top universities in the United Kingdom, with seventeen also going to prestigious overseas universities such as Toronto, Bocconi, New York and Leiden.

Headmaster, Peter Clague, paid tribute to the resilience and steady determination of all candidates and their teachers for having persevered through an academic year fraught with disruption. “Despite the intrusion of repeated lockdowns, quarantining and self-isolation, and the challenges of remote online learning, teachers remained professional and pupils focussed and positive. When public examinations were ultimately cancelled for the second year in a row, the School again applied the utmost rigour in assessing pupil performance honestly and accurately. That this year’s results are in line with Bromsgrove’s traditional averages is testimony to the integrity of that process.”

Please click here to download the list of destinations (2021 version).


GCSE Results

Please click here to download the GCSE results by subject (2021 version).

Previous Results

All previous academic results can be downloaded here



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