The Fulham Boys School is proud to report that this year’s results show continued improvement and another solid record of progress and achievement for our Sixth Form boys.
In a highly competitive year for admissions, 96% of FBS boys were accepted by their first or second choice university.
A total of 58 boys were entered for exams; 54 sat A levels, four sat BTECs.
Headline results are:
36% of boys achieved A*-A grades at A level
87% of grades achieved were A*-C at A level
The average grade per A level entry was a B
22% of boys achieved grades that were all A*-A grades (up 10% from 2022)
56% of FBS boys achieved at least one of the top A*or A grades (a 4% increase from 2022)
Commenting on the results, FBS Headmaster David Smith said: ‘At a time when the national picture shows attainment to be falling across the country, The Fulham Boys School has once again made significant steps forward with its academic outcomes. These results are testament to the huge amount of hard work from our boys. We are incredibly proud that, through years of uncertainty, our young men have fought hard to achieve and go beyond their potential. Many have secured places at the top universities in the country. However, we are equally proud of those who have gained incredible apprenticeships and even signed for Premier League clubs in the last few months. FBS is more than just a school; the academic achievement matters but so does the character displayed throughout their time here. I want to thank our staff and the whole FBS community for all that they have put into the past two years.’
Many of our boys have achieved astounding grades which are testament to their hard work and dedication. Particularly impressive is John’s clean sweep of four A* grades including full marks in Maths A Level – John will be reading Mathematics at UCL – and Titus’s three A* grades to read Mathematics at Durham. We are also delighted that Toma’s achieved two A* grades and an A as well as an A* in his EPQ and will be reading Geography at Oxford University.
Overall, FBS’s results continue to buck several national trends, including an improvement in attainment across all grades:
46% of boys achieved all A*-B grades (an 8% increase from 2022)
74% of boys achieved all A*-C grades (a 20% increase from 2022)
Disadvantaged pupils performed broadly in line with the cohort, making greater progress than their peers in Art, Business Studies, Economics, English, Politics, Spanish and Psychology. This is in clear contrast to the national trend of an increasing attainment gap.
FBS’s students will now be taking up university places at some of the best universities in the country on a variety of courses including Geography at Oxford, Mathematics at UCL and Durham, Natural Sciences at UCL, History & Politics at Warwick, Philosophy and Theology at Edinburgh, Computer Science and Sport and Natural Sciences at Loughborough, Economics at Warwick, History at Leeds, Zoology at the University of Gloucestershire and Architecture at Cardiff and UCL. We are delighted that so many of our boys have been accepted into Russell Group Universities and wish all our new cohort of FBS Alumni the greatest success in the future.
We are also thrilled that so many of our boys will be taking up creative courses, for example Animation at Falmouth, Electronic Music Production at the British Institute of Music and Film & Television at Reading.
Initial analysis shows FBS’s students putting in particularly strong performances in Art, Spanish, Politics, Physics and French where they sit within the top 25% of schools nationally. In Art, Spanish, Geography and Politics more than 60% of the students achieved an A or A* grade. Additionally in the increasingly popular Economics, 83% of boys achieved a B grade or above.
Explanation of abbreviations:
BTEC: Business and Technology Education Council (Applied General Qualification)
EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)