The 2011 Secondary school league tables have recently been published and once again St Bernard's achieved excellent results. The grammar schools in Slough all scored between 98% and 99% in terms of GCSE passes and, as usual, St Bernard's had a very high level of A level points per student, though this is possibly explained by the fact that St Bernard's enters its students for the General Studies A level of which the Universities tend to take little notice.
St Bernard's score in the so-called "English Baccalaureate" was down from 73% in 2010 to 56% in 2011 which on the face of it is a little disappointing. However, the English Baccalaureate measures the percentage of students who gain a GCSE pass in maths, English, two science subjects, a language and either history or geography. Therefore, the difference between 2011 and 2010 could simply be a measure of the number of students taking history or geography.
St Joseph's performance was markedly better than the previous year with 55% gaining 5 GCSE passes or their equivalent compared with only 31% in 2010. With a score of 11% in the "English Baccalaureate", St Joseph's was the second best non-selective school in Slough.
Back in August 2011, the Daily Telegraph collated A level grades reported by 429 schools and these statistics show that St Bernard's achieved superb results. Nearly 78% of its A level results were at grades A*, A or B and this put it in 63rd place. Langley Grammar came 82nd with 74%, Burnham Grammar 109th with 69% and Baylis Court came 396th with 41%. Some 10% of the A level grades at St Bernard's were at A* putting it in 161st place with Langley Grammar in 189th place, Burnham Grammar in 206th place and Baylis Court in 290th place. The other Slough schools were not included.
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