In 2019 students at Bedford High again achieved pleasing exam results. There were strong results in a range of subjects. For example;

• 92% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Spanish
• 88% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE French
• 83% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Biology
• 78% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Music
• 77% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Physics
• 75% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Business
• 73% achieved a Standard Pass in GCSE Chemistry

It was pleasing that a significant number of students achieved top grades of 7-9, equivalent to the old A* and A grades. For example;

• 42% achieved grade 7-9 in GCSE Spanish
• 38% achieved grade 7-9 in GCSE Spanish
• 33% achieved grade 7-9 in GCSE Biology
• 30% achieved grade 7-9 in GCSE Business

Headline Measures

• Progress 8 scores are not yet available
• 53% achieved a Standard Pass (Grade 4+) in both Maths and English
• 25% achieved a Strong Pass (Grade 5+) in both Maths & English
• The average Attainment 8 Score was 38.6
• The EBACC Average Points Score was 3.2

In 2018 52% achieved a pass (Grade 4 or above) in both Maths and English. 64% achieved a Grade 4 or above in Maths. 61% achieved a Grade 4 or above in English.

33% of Disadvantaged students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both Maths and English. 47% of Disadvantaged students achieved a Grade 4 or above in Maths. 42% of Disadvantaged students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English.

Whilst the importance of results in English and Maths cannot be overstated, it is important to us that students develop and achieve on a broad range of areas across the curriculum. It is particularly pleasing to see high standards being achieved in a range of subjects in 2018. For example;

  • 68% students achieved A* or A grades in Spanish
  • 44% students achieved 9-7 grades in Physics
  • 29% students achieved 9-7 grades in Media
  • 27% students achieved 9-7 grades in Music
  • 24% achieved A*-A grades in Business

The key outcomes using the new measures are as follows:

  • In 2017 the school’s Progress 8 Score was in line with national average. 2018 Progress 8 scores have not yet been published. This information will be added when published.
  • The school’s Progress 8 Score for 2018 will not be available until the DFE shares all national data. The Average Attainment 8 Grade in 2018 was 4.0. This means that the average grade achieved by students across eight subjects was a New GCSE Grade 4, equivalent to a Grade C in GCSEs.
  • 52% of students gained a ‘standard’ pass (Grade 9-4) in both Maths and English.
  • 30% of students gained a ‘strong’ pass (Grade 9-5) in both Maths and English.

For further details on our performance and results, please visit the DfE Performance Tables.