This year has been a turbulent one for our students and none more so (it could be argued) than for our most senior students in Year 13. It gives me great pleasure to be able to report that this year our oldest students have excelled in their final year of studies and the school is enjoying one of its best ever years in terms of grades and university destinations.
A phenomenal 97% of students gained the grades to take them on to their UCAS first choice institution and next year we will see BSP alumni taking up places at Oxford, Warwick, Bristol, Glasgow, King’s London, Surrey, Southampton, Bath and Heriot Watt Universities to study a wide variety of academic courses ranging from Politics, Philosophy and Economics to History of Art and Civil Engineering, Neuro Science and International Business. Students who opted to follow studies in the creative subjects have been equally successful with places being won on prestigious courses at Cours Florent, Ecole de Théâtre, Chichester University and the London College of the Arts. Other students have taken up offers from institutions in Canada, Pakistan and the Netherlands. As is always the case we are delighted that two students will be continuing their studies here in Paris.
One third [now 41% following government intervention] of this year’s results were at A* and A grade and we were delighted to maintain our 100% pass rate. Seven students achieved a “clean sweep” of A* and A grades with two achieving A* in all of the subjects taken. In a year when the media had warned us that many grades would suffer it is particularly satisfying to see the hard work of these pupils and their teachers justly rewarded.