Ofsted & Exam Results
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School is categorised as an Outstanding school by Ofsted. Full details of our most recent inspection report are available on the school's Ofsted dashboard.
A level results
A level 2022
We are absolutely delighted to celebrate the excellent achievements of all our Year 13 students and the staff at Borlase ! This year-group worked incredibly hard and showed exceptional determination and resilience in the face of challenge; they fully deserve their success and we wish them all the very best for the next exciting phase of their learning and lives!
29% of the grades were A*
63% of the grades were A* and A
88% of the grades were A*, A or B
50% of our Technical Theatre BTech students achieved a D*D* ; 98% achieved M/D*
29 of our students achieved all A* grades
100 students achieved all A*/A
179 students achieved all A*/A/B
Students excelled in all subject areas including 92% of the large Further Maths cohort achieving A*/A, 100% of Dance and Drama cohorts achieving A*/A and outstanding achievements in all subjects!
We are immensely proud of all our students; they are moving on to a wide range of different destinations, following their individual passions - Competitive, Higher Level Apprenticeships; traditional university courses including Oxford & Cambridge; Drama, Dance, Music and Art Conservatoires - and some have adventurous gap-year plans now that the world is open again.
It must be recognised here that these are the students whose GCSE exams were abruptly cancelled back in 2020 and who spent a significant part of Year 12 studying online through Borlase@Home during lockdowns. However, they sustained their commitment and were outstanding ambassadors for the school online and live - throwing themselves into their studies, a wealth of wider opportunities and leading others. The staff at Borlase have been wonderful, showing tremendous dedication to supporting these students. They led GCSE lessons online after lockdown and ran a pre-sixth form teaching programme in the summer before starting A Levels to ensure these students were ready to start; support sessions were targeted across the year. Thank you to all of them and a huge congratulations to the students!
Key stage 5 information
Key Stage 5 data, 2018-19
In January 2020, the government published data outlining schools' performance at Key Stage 5 in the academic year 2018-19. Information about the 2021-22 academic year is due to be published in early 2023. Details of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School's performance can be found here.
The school's average result was B+ and the average point score of our 202 students in 2018-19 was 43.95 points.
The school's retention rate for 2018-19 was 98%.
Data published in January 2020 examined destination data for 2017 leavers. Of the 196 leavers in 2017, the data shows that 83% of our leavers went into education or employment between October 2017 and March 2018. The reason that this figure is not higher is that a significant proportion of our students historically choose to take a gap year between school and university.
The students and staff worked incredibly hard, showing determination and resilience in what have been a couple of challenging years. They fully deserve their success and we wish them all the very best for the next exciting two years of learning.
29% of the grades were Level 9
57% of the grades were Level 8/9
79% of grades were 7/8/9/
Overall the school results are over 10% higher than in 2019 and are higher than the TAGS and CAGS years. The school's results show a 34% increase on Level 9s since 2019, 20% increase on Level 8 and 13% increase on Level 7 and above.
There were excellent achievements across all subject areas with many exceptional individual achievements. We are incredibly proud of all our students who sat these exams after spending two years studying online through Borlase@Home and disrupted returns to live school. Thank you to all of them and a huge congratulations to the students! We could not be more proud!
Key Stage 4 results
Key Stage 4 data, 2018-19
In January 2020, the government published data outlining schools' performance at Key Stage 4 in the academic year 2018-19. Details of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School's performance can be found here. The headline figures of note are as follows:
- Progress 8 - 0.56 - well above average
- Attainment 8 - 74.3
- Strong grade 5 or above in English and Maths at end of KS4 - 97%
- % entering EBacc - 85%
- EBacc average point score - 7.22
- Students staying in education or entering employment - 99%