BMS staff and students celebrated an outstanding set of A Level results today. Despite a fall in top grades nationally compared with last year’s teacher-assessed grades, students at BMS have bucked the trend and achieved even higher with 69% of grades awarded at A* or A and half of all students obtaining three A grades or better. A tremendous 90% of grades were ranked A*-B and 26 students received three A*s or more.
It was the first time that this cohort had sat public examinations as their GCSE grades were based on assessments made by teachers on individual attainment and performance. Receiving their results today marked the conclusion of a disrupted and challenging few years for these students, all of whom have remained committed and determined throughout.
Headmaster Alex Tate said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to watch this year group grow and develop during their time in the Sixth Form and they should be very proud indeed of what they have achieved. This is a superb set of results and some of these young people have surpassed all expectations. It is no wonder that 85% have secured a place at their first-choice university, while some have chosen different pathways.
“The COVID years took their toll on everyone, but this group of students has consistently shown resilience and good humour and these results are an accurate reflection of their continued hard work and personal dedication – at times against all odds. Their success is richly deserved.
“I would like to pay tribute to the staff who have shown unwavering support for their students during turbulent times and ensured that their education continued uninterrupted by adapting so quickly to new methods of teaching.
“The Class of 2022 has contributed so much to the wider life of the School in numerous different ways and for that I would also like to extend my thanks to them. I wish them all continued success and very much look forward to hearing from them in the future.”