Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of the Sir Graham Balfour Multi-Academy Trust

Exam Results

Sir Graham Balfour School is a school rated as “Good” by OFSTED in May 2019.  Please see below for details of the 2019 examination results for our GCSE and A-Level cohorts.  In addition to this, you can follow the link below to the Government website to find and compare schools across England.

GCSE Results 2019

Progress 8 Score 1


Attainment 8 Score 2


% students achieving a strong pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths 3


% students entered for the English Baccalaureate 4


English Baccalaureate average point score 5


% students who continue in education or training or move into employment after Key Stage 4 6



1 This shows how much progress students made to the end of KS4 compared to other students with similar results at KS2 in 8 subjects including English, Maths, 3 EBacc subjects and 3 other approved qualifications.

2 This score is based on the grades obtained by students in 8 subjects including English, Maths, 3 EBacc subjects and 3 other approved qualifications.

3 Most GCSE subjects are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high).  This figure is the % of the year group obtaining a standard pass (Grade 4 equivalent to legacy grade C) or a strong pass (Grade 5 or better) in both English and in Maths.

4 A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they have entered English, maths, at least two sciences, a language and either history or geography.  Our policy allows students a free choice over whether to study the EBacc route.

5 This is the average point score for all students across the 6 EBacc subjects irrespective of whether they studied them.  A student who did not study say history or geography gets a score of 0 points included in the average.

6 This is the % of the 2017 year group who continued in education, apprenticeship or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4.

A-Level Results 2019

Level 3 Value Added 1


Average Point Score 2


Average Grade



1 This figure tells you how much progress students at Sir Graham Balfour made in their post 16 studies compared to similar students across England.  A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than similar students across England who got similar results at the end of KS4 in 2017. 

2 A levels are graded A*-E with an A* worth 60 points, A worth 50, B worth 40 and so on.  Applied General qualifications replaced BTEC level 3 qualifications and now include an examination.  They are graded Distinction* worth 50 points, Distinction worth 35 points, Merit worth 25 points and Pass worth 15 points.



Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue
ST16 1NR

For Sat Nav directions:

ST16 1NJ


01785 223490