Destination and Results

A Level Results 2023

  • St Benedict’s A*/A = 30%     
  • National       A*/A = 26.5%
  • Yorkshire      A*/A = 23%
Attainment 2018 2019 2022 2023
A Level A*-B 42.1% 41% 58% 58.2%
A Level A*-E 98% 99% 98% 98.5%


At St Benedict’s Sixth Form College, we are proud of the success our students have in terms of their next steps, whether onto University, apprenticeships or into the world of work. Over the last 3 years; 

  •  An average of 82% of students have moved on to university
  • An average of 28% students head to a Russell Group University, including Oxbridge
  • 18 % of students move on to an apprenticeship, employment or college.   

This puts St Benedict’s in the top 10% of schools and sixth form college nationally, for destinations.   




Statement of school context

 St Benedict’s Sixth Form is a large, diverse, co-educational state sixth form of 350 students, located in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The majority of our students progress to the sixth form from our 11-16 school. 

University progression  

Typically, over 85% of our students progress directly to university at the end of year 13Of those who do progress to university, around 40% are of the first generation of their immediate families to progress to higher education and around 30% typically progress to ‘high tariff’ courses. Rates of progression to both the Russell Group and Oxford and Cambridge universities are significantly above the English state sector average. 

 Sixth form curriculum  

Students are admitted to the sixth form on the basis of their GCSE results and select a curriculum appropriate to their ability and interests. The typical student will complete three Level 3 qualifications, though a small number elect to take four. Some students also elect to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), and very able mathematicians may sit Further Mathematics. Students are not entered for AS-level examinations (except in Further Mathematics, on a case by case basis).  Some students may also sit the Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) at the end of year 12. 

We also offer applied general qualifications in the form of BTECs, CTECs and WJEC courses and have a small cohort of students (20) for whom we provide a one year Level 2 Programme. 

Predicted Grades 

Students are assessed regularly against external examination criteria, including a full mock exam series (CAPs)Subject teachers also provide evidence-based attainment grades at regular intervals throughout the programme, which provide a rounded and reliable picture of each student’s attainment and likely progress in each subject. Taken together, these internal grades provide the evidential basis of our predictions.  


We hope that you find this information useful in adding general context to our students’ applications; please refer to Ucas references for context about individual applicants, and feel free to contact the school should you require more information about our school or a particular student.