BIC Sa Porrassa were delighted to announce their exam results, which, for the third year in a row have significantly improved. 83% of students obtained grade A*–C at A Level, an increase from 67% last year, and 88% of students obtained grades A*–C at IGCSE, a whopping increase from 61% last year.

These fantastic results are the culmination of the new initiatives and direction implemented by the school last year. There was an influx of new teaching staff, all of whom are qualified and experienced in the UK, and who brought with them the latest methodologies so that processes at BIC could be updated in line with developments in the UK. These include approaches to teaching and learning, tracking and assessment, as well as intervention.

And according to David Bennett, Head of Secondary at BIC, they are just getting started. He´s looking forward to consolidating all the hard work initiated last year and building on the exam success of this summer. He´s confident “the management structure at BIC has been successfully established so we can focus and quality-assure far more effectively going forward”. One his goals for next year is to change the conversation from attainment to progress. He says, “it’s not all about A stars, it’s about ensuring students make the best possible progress and do the best they can, whatever their level may be.”

Tony Gray, Head of Sixth Form is also delighted with the record-breaking A Level results, which are thanks to the specialist teaching in small tutorial-style classes that BIC offers. Tony believes they confirm BIC´s position as a truly academic school and places it on a par with other top schools on the island. He says A Levels are “the gold standard qualification, they´re recognised globally and are the gateway to top universities around the world.” He clearly put a sharp focus on exam success last year but, for him, the motivation went beyond the classroom via enrichment opportunities that took the students out into the real world. This continues this academic year with sixth form trips to Barcelona, London and China already planned.