18th August 2022
BHASVIC Exam Results
Results Day took on a familiar feel at BHASVIC for the first time since summer 2019, with students waiting in anticipation for the outcome of examinations.
Principal William Baldwin’s priority was to congratulate BHASVIC students. He said: ‘This year group in particular have shown real dedication and resilience by sitting formal exams and assessments after the disruption of the pandemic. Let’s not forget they did not sit GCSE exams, so this was their first taste of public exams. Added to that, they studied the majority of their courses not knowing if they would sit exams and had to navigate contingency arrangements where mocks could have contributed to final outcomes if exams did not go ahead. BHASVIC students have achieved incredible things and deserve to be congratulated.
BHASVIC is used to being in the top 1% of national providers for A-level outcomes and this year is no different. Results are above the midpoint between 2019 and 2022 which is where the government determined outcomes should be.
It is a tremendous achievement to see A*-A grades remain at nearly 50% (where they were last year) and 13.2% above national average for England. 21.1% of all outcomes were A* at BHASVIC.
BTEC results which include a Distinction or Distinction Star this year are 69.3% - over 3% higher than 2019 results and 6% higher than the mid-point between 2019 and 2021 results. These grades are the highest our students have achieved in the last four years.
In response to the national discussion around grading, Principal William Baldwin commented ‘We have always known that this year was a ‘transition year’ between 2021 (when assessment was done directly by schools and colleges) and 2019 (the last year exams took place. Given that context, I’m delighted that our A*-A grades are almost identical to outcomes last year.’
Of the 1,367 UCAS applications from BHASVIC, 87% have been placed, and despite Newspaper headlines this week to the contrary, this figure is higher than in previous years. The college is working with students not placed to access alternative University courses.
Concluding his thoughts, Mr Baldwin said: ‘I’d like to thank all BHASVIC staff, both teaching and support staff, for guiding students towards these results and working tirelessly to provide support both in and outside the classroom. These results are a culmination of years of learning and as such I’d like to thank our schools for laying the foundations. Thanks must also go to our parents and carers for the support they provide to our learners – especially during the disruption caused by the pandemic. And a final word to our students: Remember that your results don’t define you – kindness and compassion are more important qualities than grades. I know you have exciting futures ahead - good luck as you embark on your varied and exciting progression routes. You are all exceptional, inspiring, and talented young people and we couldn’t be prouder of you.’
The college is providing all the usual post-results support to students both on site and remotely and anyone in need of advice should visit the FAQ section of the website.
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