Academic Results 2017
Beechwood is a non- selective school and the academic ability profile varies annually. What remains the same each year is that we work hard in our small classes so that every student achieves their potential. We set challenging targets for the students and encourage them to aim high!
An excellent, broad general curriculum is provided and examination results are strong, given the non-selective intake of the school. At Beechwood we are very proud of our academic record and the progress made by all our students. We offer 23 subjects at GCSE and 24 at A-level, and a broad, balanced curriculum in the school for younger students Our leavers go on to study a range of courses at prestigious UK universities.
The majority of students exceed their academic targets resulting in strong value added scores – Beechwood is within the top 5% of all schools when measured on this performance and student achievement exceeds comparative national benchmarks.
A LEVEL 2017
Our 2017 A-level pass rate underlines the hard work and determination of all our students. They and their teachers can be justly proud of their achievements and they can now look forward to the best that Higher Education can offer. Beechwood students have gained places at prestigious universities to read a wide range of courses with over 20% of students achieving at least two A grades or better.
When analysing the performance of the students we take into account prior performance at GCSE. Very able students who have achieved high grades at GCSE will be predicted similar targets at A-level.
Our 2017 leavers went on to study a range of courses at University including: English Literature at Edinburgh, Modern Languages at Warwick, Politics and Media at UEA, Civil Engineering at Bath, History at UEA, Drama and English at Manchester, Art and Design at Central St Martins, Architecture at Cardiff, and Mathematics at Sheffield.
71% of grades were A*-C grades
92% pass rate
Our Year 11 cohort have produced excellent results again this year against a backdrop of decline in the GCSE pass rate nationally. The students have achieved excellent grades in the new, tougher, English and mathematics GCSEs; small classes, excellent teaching, and determined students have once again been the recipe for success this year. Results were strong across all departments.
At Beechwood, students follow a combination of GCSE and IGCSE courses. We provide a flexible range of option choices at GCSE/IGCSE and focus upon the strengths of the students.
26% of grades awarded were at A*/A (9-7) (national average 21.3%)
80% of the grades were graded A*-C (9-4) against a national average of 65.3%