Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Ofsted & Exam Results

Ofsted

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.

Exam Results

A level 2020

The circumstances surrounding the exam results in 2020 were exceptional due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Exams were not sat and students were awarded centre assessed grades.  Our students received grades that were in line with the school's recent overall performance and allowed the vast majority of them to progress to their post-Borlase destination of choice.  In line with other Buckinghamshire grammar schools, we are not publishing a complete results breakdown online.

A level 2019

We are delighted to celebrate the excellent achievement of our A level students and their teachers this year. Over a quarter of students achieved straight A*/A grades and 50% of grades across the year group are at A*/A with 94% of grades at C and above. Seven students achieved straight A* grades in these new and challenging specifications and 100% of the students taking an additional Level 3 BTech achieved Distinction or Distinction*.

There were some exceptional departmental results. Given the controversy surrounding the challenge of the Mathematics papers, we were delighted that over a third of our students achieved an A* grade and 81% achieved an A* to B with 89% of the Further Maths students achieving A*/A!

These outstanding results reflect the hard work and dedication of the students and staff and have enabled them to move on with confidence to their chosen paths at university, dance and arts conservatoires and competitive apprenticeships.

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.  Details of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School's performance can be found here

GCSE 2020

The circumstances surrounding the exam results in 2020 were exceptional due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Exams were not sat and students were awarded centre assessed grades.  Our students received grades that were in line with the school's recent overall performance.  In line with other Buckinghamshire grammar schools, we are not publishing a complete results breakdown online.

GCSE 2019

We are delighted to celebrate the Level 9 grades which are up on last year to 21.6%;  level 8/9 grades up to 47.2% – in fact, nearly half of our grades this year were at Level 8/9.

There were exceptional grades achieved across subject areas including STEM subjects with 84% 7-9, French and Spanish with 73% 7-9 and Music with a staggering 95% 7-9!

These results reflect the hard work and sustained commitment of the students and staff throughout the duration of the courses, as well as a focused approach to revision. Our students manage their studies alongside very busy extracurricular commitments and volunteering both inside and outside school – we are all very proud of their achievements!

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%