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Examination Results 2019

Students at The Boswells School have achieved outstanding results at GCSE and A level again this year, which builds on an excellent and long standing reputation for achieving high levels of academic success. 2019 was another superb year for The Boswells School with our GCSE and A Level results making us one of the highest performing non selective secondary schools in Essex.

At GCSE level, our Year 11 students made more progress from their starting points when they entered the school than any previous year group and made significantly more progress than students nationally.

83% of all students achieved a ‘good pass’ (Grade 4+) in English (either Language or Literature or both) and 71% of students achieved a good pass in Mathematics. Both of these measures are significantly above the national averages for these subject areas, as was the percentage of students achieving a ‘strong pass (Grade 5+). We are also delighted that a number of students achieved Grade 9 in both of these subjects and that 35% of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate (compared to 24% nationally – 2018 data).




Boswells Grade 4+

National Grade 4+

Boswells Grade 5+

National Grade 5+

English Language





English Literature











There were also a number of outstanding results in other GCSE subjects that were also significantly above the national average. Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Science, Dance, Geography, German, History, Music, Physics, Religious Education and Spanish all achieved grades well above the national average. It is also extremely pleasing to note that over 20% of all grades awarded to our students were awarded a grade 7 or above and that the percentage of our students achieving at least one grade 9 was well above the national average.

In a national context where GCSE grade boundaries and pass marks are being pushed even higher, it is very pleasing to note that our students, once again, performed outstandingly. As well as securing such a high percentage of GCSE grades, I am also delighted that our Progress Measures and Value Added scores are so positive. This reflects the fact that all our students perform well above their target grades. We are a comprehensive school and our Progress Measures show that, regardless of academic ability on entry to the school, all our students perform well above the levels of progress expected.  

Our A Level results were once again excellent and our 3 year ALPS rating is a high grade 3, which means our Sixth Form students consistently achieve well above the national average. 55% of all grades awarded were at A*-B, 88% of all grades were at A*-C and 99.7% of all grades awarded were pass grades in the 30 A Level subjects that the school offers. Our BTEC Level 3 results were also outstanding with no student achieving less than a ‘Distinction’: 44% achieved a Distinction* and 56% achieved a Distinction.

For further information please see the GCSE and A Level Examination Results Booklet below.



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