It has been a record breaking summer at Box Hill School for both our GCSE and Sixth Form International Baccalaureate pupils. Our IB Diploma results were the school’s best ever, with an average points score of over 32 (the equivalent of more than 3 A*s at A-level) and four pupils scored into the 40s (out of 45) – a magnificent achievement.
As a non-selective school, we were also delighted with our pupils’ GCSE grades which matched last year’s record results; an overall pass rate of 83.9% is well above the national average of 68.8% and pass rates in Maths and English were over 90%.
Commenting on the results, the Headmaster, Mr Lowde said: “I am delighted with this year’s results. After a record breaking previous year, where the overall pass rate went up 10%, it was always going to be difficult to match it, but we have! There are some outstanding individual achievements, but the real story is that Box Hill School continues to get the very best out of all its pupils, thanks to the excellence of our teachers and the nurturing, inclusive philosophy that we so strongly embrace. We are not an academic hot-house and never will be, but these results are proof that our approach to education works – for everyone.”
One of the top performers was Hayley, a local pupil who has been at Box Hill School since Year 7. In total she achieved 7 A*s , 1 A and 2 Bs. Understandably she’s delighted as she looks forward to going on to study 4 A levels at Box Hill School this term in the new Sixth Form Centre. She will be studying Maths, English, Psychology and Theatre Studies. “I am absolutely thrilled with these results! I’ve had five really happy years at Box Hill School and am so excited to be in the first year group to use the new Sixth Form Centre!”