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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Exam Results

Over recent years Redborne has consistently obtained some of the best examination results in the county.  This year (2017) saw the introduction of reformed GCSEs and A levels.  Despite the uncertainty and turbulence many schools experienced, results at Redborne were similar to the usual high standards seen in previous years.  Our GCSE results were again excellent – they were one of the best in the local authority.  Our A Level and AS results are amongst our best ever, and are graded “outstanding” on the Advanced level performance system value added measures (ALPS).

School performance tables can be found at:

GCSE and equivalent

75 per cent of students achieved at least a grade 4 (equivalent to a C) in both English and maths.  More students achieved this than the average of the last three years.  Four students achieved the new highest grade (grade 9) in all three of the subjects (English Language, English Literature and Maths) that are graded in this way - only 2,000 students across the country achieved this. 13 students achieved A* or the new grade 8 in 8 or more subjects. 27 students achieved A or the new grade 7 in 10 or more subjects and 46 students achieved A or grade 7 in 8 or more subjects. Many students achieved a value added score above the expected performance for similar students, 3 students were 20 grades or more higher.  On average, students gained a grade 5 (or equivalent) in all their subjects, considered by the government as a strong pass. 

Increasing numbers of students are taking vocational qualifications with considerable success.  Last year, 50 students gained a full award in Agriculture.  Many others gained further successes in Catering, Music, Sport and Science.  In conjunction with Bedford College, students gained vocational awards in a further five subject areas.

The vast majority of our students fulfilled their potential; around two thirds of these students have stayed on to the Sixth Form to follow A level or vocational courses.

A level and equivalent

Over 51% of the grades obtained by our students were at A* - B, beating many fee paying and selective schools.  Many of our students have gone onto top universities, including 14 over the last 4 years to Oxbridge.

2016 Results

Progress 8: +0.1

Attainment 8: 55.2 (average grade B-)

Percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and maths: 83

Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography): 24

Student ‘destinations’ 2014 (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 96%


Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462