Exam Results & Progress

A-Level Results – Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre (Summer 2019)

Performance measure 2019 2018
Average Points Score (APS) per entry 31.8 30.1
% A* – A 18 18
% A* – E (overall pass rate) 98 98
Progress 8 score 0.09 0.08

Headteacher, Gareth Burton, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the performance of our year 13 students. The determination and hard work they have shown over the past two years has enabled them to achieve some outstanding A Level results and make the next step in their lives.”

“Student performance on average has increased for the third year in succession and I am delighted that yet again, almost one in five grades awarded were either a grade A* or grade A.”

Sarah, who achieved AAB

“Whilst performance was high across the ability range, a special mention must go to our two students who each achieved a clean sweep of three grade A*s; the highest possible grade.”

“I pay enormous tribute to my wonderful team of incredible staff who have worked tirelessly in support of all our year 13 students and also offer my many thanks to our students’ parents/carers and wider families for their support.”

GCSE Results Press Release Summer 2019

Progress measure 2019
Progress 8 score -0.26
Attainment 8 score 44.8
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 35%
Entering EBacc 24%
EBacc APS 3.78
Staying in education or entering employment 97%
Staff and parents gathered at school this morning to celebrate GCSE results day with students.
Staff and parents gathered at school this morning to celebrate GCSE results day with students.

It was a wonderful atmosphere at Bournside this morning where students eagerly awaited the collection of their GCSE results.

Headteacher, Gareth Burton, said “Once again, I am extremely proud of our students, who have succeeded in achieving some amazing GCSE grades, which will support them in making the next step in their education, for many of whom, this will be here at our sixth form. Given that this is only the second full year of the new GCSE qualifications, students have done tremendously well to equip themselves to face the demands of the new, more rigorous qualifications.  Equally, the success of our students is also testament to the hard work and dedication of their teachers and support staff, who give tirelessly of themselves.”

“I was particularly pleased with the improvements in mathematics; both in the proportion of students achieving grade 4 and above and also the proportion of students achieving grade 5 and above.  This improvement is a great foundation on which to build further progress and comes shortly after the opening of the school’s multi-million pound Alan Turing Maths Hub, which provides our students and teachers with a first-class environment to support their achievement in this key subject.”

“It is great to see so many staff and parents here at school this morning to share in the success of our students.”

Max, Emily and Emilie who each achieved top grades in their GCSE examinations.


For further information contact pa@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk or 01242 235555

Performance Tables

Below is a link to the DfE website where you can find more information about our examination results as reported by the DfE.
DFE School Performance Tables Website