Achievement, Performance & Results

The small numbers of students sitting each exam make statistical analysis difficult, particularly with students who have so many barriers to learning and achievement. However, we do hope they give you a flavour of what can be achieved here at Breckenbrough.

To illustrate how at Breckenbrough we work with our students to succeed, we have shared a number of case studies. Student Case studies 

Key Stage 2 results:

Due to heightened levels of anxiety and arriving at the school with gaps in their learning, Key Stage 2 students do not take their SATS in Year 6. Students who arrive in the school from Year 7 onwards sometimes have Key Stage 2 data from their previous school, but for similar reasons listed above, many arrive without data and have not taken their SATS.

Summer 2022 exam and transition information

GCSE results 2022

Overall 72% of students achieved 9-4

Core subjects 70% achieved 9-4

Basics 57% achieved 9-4

Reformed combined science 71% achieved 4-4 or better


Grades 9-4 Grades 9-5
Overall 61% 46.3%
Core Subjects 60% 36.7%
Pupil Premium 56.5% 56.5%
Non-Pupil Premium 88.5% 69.2%
Residential 81% 61.9%
Non-Residential 70% 46.4%

A Level and Level 3 Results

A’s in Photography and French

C in Biology

D in Chemistry

C in 3D Design

E in Extended Project Qualification

A’s in AS G+P and History

C in AS Further Maths

E in AS Chemistry

Distinction, a Merit and a Pass in BTEC Applied Science

Distinction and a merit in BTEC Sports Science

At Breckenbrough we provide our students with a broad range of subjects and opportunities that will broaden their horizons whilst providing the next stepping stones to University life, further education or the world of work.

Our post 16 provision has grown from strength to strength over recent years and our Careers Lead, Sally Leck works hard to source the most appropriate courses at the best universities for our students. It is due to the hard work of the staff as well as our aspirations, our students and their families now believe that anything is possible.

2022 saw another hugely successful year with our students securing university places, further education placements and employment. See below:

University of Sunderland – Foundation Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The list of further education placements our students have transitioned to this summer are:

Middlesbrough College – Level 2 BTEC Sports Diploma

Deloitte Newcastle branch – Level 4 accountancy apprenticeship

Scania – Level 2 mechanics

Rudding Park – employment in hospitality

ESPA Sunderland – bespoke programmes

Prior Pursglove – Level 3 Diploma in computing

York College – A levels

Clervaux Trust – Bespoke programme

GCSE results:

Breckenbrough School Results 2021

Breckenbrough School Results 2020

Breckenbrough School GCSE Results 2019

Breckenbrough School GCSE Results 2018

Breckenbrough School GCSE Results 2017

Breckenbrough School GCSE Results 2016

Exams in reformed English language, English literature and maths GCSEs will be taken for the first time in 2017. These will be graded from 9 to 1, instead of A*to G. For the full explanation from Ofqual, follow the link Grading new GCSEs from 2017

By the summer of 2018 a mix of numbers and letters will be awarded in an additional 20 subjects, with the letter system entirely phased out by 2019.

GCE results:

Breckenbrough School GCE (AS & A) results 2019

Breckenbrough School GCE (AS & A) results 2018

Breckenbrough School GCE (AS) results 2017

Breckenbrough School GCE (A2) results 2017


National Tables Link