Bruton School for Girls is celebrating huge success as this week (24th January 2019) it was once again ranked as the top school in Somerset at GCSE in the Department for Education league tables based on the Attainment 8 measure*. BSG scored 59.6 based on a national average of 44.5 and which is almost seven points higher than any other school in Somerset. Additionally, it also achieved the highest EBacc* average point score in Somerset and Dorset and the highest percentage of pupils achieving Grade 5 or more in English and Maths.
This combined with excellent A Level results means the school maintains its reputation for excellent academic standards against a backdrop of tougher examinations and reform. BSG also topped the tables at A level (within a 15 mile radius) for girls achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects.
Nicky Botterill, Headmistress at Bruton School for Girls said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our girls and staff is so evident. League tables only tell a very small part of a school’s story and we are particularly thrilled with our Value Added score which means that no matter the entry level of the girl, on average we add over one grade to every subject at GCSE. As an academically non-selective school this is truly impressive and I believe illustrates the power of an all girls’ education.”
The next Senior School Tour Morning is on Friday 1st March and the Preparatory School Activities Morning is on Saturday 9th March. For more details or to book a place at any of our open events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01749 814400.
*Attainment 8 – The Attainment 8 measure shows the average pupil achievement across eight GCSE subjects including English and Maths.
*EBacc – a set of subjects at GCSE (English language and literature, Maths, the Sciences, Geography or History and a Language) that keep young people’s options open for further study and future careers. The EBacc average point score is calculated across these five subject pillars.
*Facilitating subjects - The Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities, defines facilitating subjects as: English literature, Modern languages e.g. French, Classical languages e.g. Latin, Maths and Further Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History and Geography.