St Andrew’s is a non selective independent school of mixed ability, mixed race, mixed creed and mixed social background, reflecting both the nature of Bedford and the position of the school within the independent educational provision of the area. The diversity of the school is one of its strengths. However, it does also mean that St. Andrew’s caters for the many different needs of the individual pupils and parents. This requires considerable flexibility, from both teachers and the system as a whole, to ensure the best educational opportunity for each one of our pupils.
Excellent Examination Results for 2018
Once again, this year we have seen Year 11 pupils achieve excellent GCSE examination results. The school saw a high percentage of A* to C grades with most students achieving at least 5 A* to C/9-4 grades. Strong results were seen in all subjects, with core Science, and the option subjects of Drama, Food Technology, History and MFL being particularly noteworthy.
We are tremendously proud of all our students who have had to tackle these undoubtedly more academically rigorous exams. Much of what our students have learnt during their time here cannot always be measured in terms of exam results, yet special mention must go to Amie Gray, who achieved a near full set of grade 9s. Amelia Logan and Jemima Spencer also both attained superb sets of results and, like many of the cohort, demonstrated inspirational levels of resilience and determination.
We were also delighted to find out how well our first ever Sixth Form pupils performed in their examinations, with a 96% pass rate and a third of all grades at A*-B.
Our students have worked hard and responded positively to the nurturing environment that our unique sixth form experience has provided. We are pleased with their achievements and wish them all well as they move onto the next steps in their lives. They have set a fine example as our first sixth formers and have shown that we made the right decision to open the sixth form for our pupils and those joining us from other schools.
Special mention goes to Kit Grigsby with results including an A* and Amelia Murray who achieved an A grade in Design Technology, with the Design Technology department achieving a 100% pass rate at A*-B. Congratulations to all departments for their pleasing results.
Students received offers from their first choice universities and were delighted to accept their places.
These results demonstrate the hard work and commitment of both our pupils and their teachers, who give so much extra time and effort.