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Longest serving member of staff

Linda Naghieh Whitaker, head of the nursery department, is the longest-serving member of staff here at the British School of Amsterdam. Read all about what she has to say about life in Amsterdam at DutchNews.nl


Well done to class of 2019 for the best ever A Level results and top university places!

In 2019 the students achieved a 100% pass rate in the following subjects: Art, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dutch, Economics, English, French, Geography, Global Perspectives, History, Media Studies and Spanish. In addition, all pupils completing the EPQ this year attained an A* or A grade.

The British School Sixth Formers achieved an overall 97% pass rate with 41% achieving A* or A, and 69% achieving A* to B. 86% of all A Level passes were at A* to C.

Ms Mitchell, Head of the Senior School, commented, “I am extremely proud of the hard work that has been achieved, historically these are the best set of results to date and are a culmination of continued effort throughout the course from both staff and pupils. So really well done! We set challenging target grades for our pupils and the vast majority have met or exceed these grades enabling them to gain entry to their first choice universities.

University destinations, to date, of the Class of 2019

United Kingdom
University of Bath (Aerospace Engineering, Politics and Spanish)
University of Birmingham (International Relations with Economics)
University of Edinburgh (Biochemistry)
University of Glasgow (Politics and Economics)
University of Oxford (Chemistry)
University of Stirling, Scotland (Economics)
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (International Business)
King's College London (Business Management)

The Netherlands
University of Amsterdam (Economics and Business Economics, Political Science, Media and Information)
University of Delft (Engineering)
University of Utrecht (Media and Communications)
Utrecht Applied Sciences (Creative Business)
Inholland (Information Technology)
Van Hall Larenstein University of applied sciences (Land & Water Management)

France
Les Gobelins (Animation)

Japan
Waseda University Tokyo

For information about previous university destinations please click here.

Congratulations for the best ever IGCSE results!

The Year 11 pupils for 2019 have achieved an excellent set of results that they should be rightly proud of. These are the best every results achieved for IGCSE. The pupils sit a combination of IGCSEs and GCSEs. The majority of subjects taken at are IGCSE that use grades A* to G. The majority of GCSE subjects in England now use the new grades of 9 to 1. Well done to all the pupils and to the staff who have worked so hard to get these grades.

A LEVEL RESULTS 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
A* 18% 19% 12% 18% 8% 15%
A* or A 42% 36% 25% 43% 26% 29%
A 24% 17% 12% 25% 18% 15%
B 27% 26% 24% 20% 25% 17%
A*, A or B 68% 63% 49% 63% 51% 46%
A* to C 86% 82% 75% 79% 61% 71%
Pass 97% 96% 97% 98% 94% 90
No. of examinations 75 72 78 87 62 41
IGCSE & GCSE RESULTS
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
A* or A (9 to 7) 54% 46% 29% 42% 32% 34%
A*, A or B (9 to 6) 77% 71% 64% 65% 63% 66%
A* to C (9 to 4) 94% 88% 88% 83% 83% 87%
Pass 99% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100%
No. of examinations 392 312 294.5 296 224 282

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Shout out to the Dads in the BSA community -- The PO are organizing a casual pub night for you at a local Amsterdam bar (location to be announced ASAP).
Friday, November 15th 8:00 pm