Academic life

Exam results

A-level summary

In 2020:

  • 45% of pupils earned Grades A-A* (2019 29%)
  • Our pass rate improved to 100%
  • 76% of Grades awarded were A*-B (2019 – 59%)
  • 50% of Extended Project Qualifications were awarded Grades A or A*
  • All Upper Sixth pupils seeking to go to university in October 2020 gained places; over half at Russell Group or Times Top 35 universities. 
A-level results 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Overall pass rate 99% 96% 98% 97% 99% 100%
% A* to B Grades 66% 57% 54% 44% 59% 76%
Overall Grade distribution A*/A 36%
B 30%
C 20%
D 8%
E 5%
U 1%
A*/A 34%
B 23%
C 22%
D 10%
E 7%
U 4%
A*/A 21%
B 33%
C 23%
D 14%
E 7%
U 2%
A*/A 22%
B 22%
C 25%
D 13%
E 14%
U 4%
A*/A 29%
B 30%
C 25%
D 9%
E 6%
U 1%
A*/A 45%
B 31%
C 16%
D 6%
E 1%
U 0%

 

GCSE summary

“I’m so pleased with what I got. I put in a lot of effort and it paid off, I’m really excited to be joining the Sixth Form”.

Frankie Shepley, Lower Sixth

In 2020:

  • 45% of pupils earned Grades of 7 to 9 (A or A*) 
  • 87% of pupils earned Grades of 5 to 9 (A*-B)
  • The overall pass rate (Grades 4-9) increased to 98% 
  • Very strong performances for pupils identified as underachieving and receiving interventions
GCSE results 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A*-A or 7 – 9 40 30 30 41 44 36 45
A*-B or 5 – 9 68 58 61 67 76 57 87
A*-C or 4 – 9 90 83 90 90 90 92 98
A*-E or 1 – 9 100 99 98 98 100 100 100