Exam Results

Each year, our pupils achieve excellent exam results and 2017 was no exception. Right across the board we saw outstanding achievement overall.

We gained our best ever International Baccalaureate Diploma success where all our IBDP students achieved a remarkable average of 37 points, elevating us to one of the best IBDP schools in the World. Six students achieved 40 points or over.

At A Level 33 students achieved a full set of A* and A grades. When combined with the IBDP results, the overall results for the Sixth Form are 74.8% A*-B with an average of AAA (or IBDP equivalent).

Among the 2017 Upper Sixth cohort, seven students have taken up offers at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

At GCSE level, 33 students received all A*s or As in their examinations, compared to the national average of 20%, and bucking the national downward trend for these grades.

In total 29.6% of all GCSE grades were A*, 57.3% were A*-A, 81.1% A*-B and 93.4% A*-C.

These statistics represent the dedication and excellence of our teaching staff and the hard work and application of our pupils, and we are justifiably proud of their achievement.

Here are a few highlights.

2017 GCSE Level

  • 29.6% of grades A*
  • 57.3% of grades A* - A
  • 81.1% of grades A* - B
  • 93.4% of grades A* - C

2017 A Level

  • 44.4% of grades A* - A
  • 71.3% of grades A* - B
  • 88.7% of grades A* - C

2017 IB Diploma

  • Average point score of over 37

GCSE Results 2017

GCSE A* A B C D E F G U Entries
Art and Design 0 6 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 28
Biology 45 20 17 12 1 0 0 0 0 95
Business Studies 4 28 21 13 2 2 0 0 0 70
Chemistry  38 21 16 12 8 0 0 0 0 95
Chinese  1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Classical Civilisation 3 1 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 18
Computer Science 2 10 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 24
Dance 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Drama  10 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 21
EAL 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
English Language 59 60 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 160
English Literature 42 63 41 13 2 0 0 0 0 161
Food Technology  4 11 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 23
French  21 18 13 17 3 2 0 0 0 74
Geography  9 19 12 5 3 0 0 0 0 48
German 3 2 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 18
Greek (Classic) 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
History 40 13 15 5 2 1 0 0 0 76
Latin  29 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 46
Mathematics  57 49 36 16 2 0 0 0 0 160
Additional Mathematics 11 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Music  3 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Physical Education  3 8 16 11 1 0 0 0 0 39
Physics 41 23 20 8 3 0 0 0 0 95
Product Design 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Religious Studies  29 47 51 13 5 7 1 0 0 153
Resistant Materials  2 8 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 21
Science Double Award  4 10 34 30 29 11 12 0 2 132
Spanish 23 10 12 13 9 1 0 0 0 68
Total 498 466 403 207 81 25 13 0 2 1695

A2 Level Results 2017

A Level A* A B C D E F U Entries
Arabic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Art 4 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 12
Biology 3 9 6 5 6 0 0 0 29
Business Studies 2 7 9 8 0 0 0 0 26
Chemistry 1 8 8 3 2 0 0 1 23
Chinese 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Classical Civilisation 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4
Computer Science 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Economics 6 12 10 4 0 0 0 0 32
English 3 3 8 4 2 0 0 0 20
Food Technology 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
French 0 2 4 2 3 1 0 0 12
Further Mathematics 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Geography 1 5 4 6 1 1 0 0 18
Greek 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
History  2 7 4 2 2 1 0 0 18
Latin 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 6 17 7 3 3 1 0 0 37
Music 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Photography 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 8
Physical Education 2 1 2 5 2 1 0 1 14
Physics 1 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 11
Politics 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 8
Psychology 8 13 11 6 1 0 0 0 39
Religious Studies 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Resistant Materials 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Russian 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Spanish 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 8
Theatre Studies 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
Total 52 106 99 65 29 9 0 3 363

IBDP Results 2017

Higher Level Grades achieved Total
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 entries
Biology 2 2 5         9
Business and Management 2 4 2         8
Chemistry 1 4 1 1 3     10
Computer Science     1         1
Design Technology   1   1       2
Economics 1   1 1       3
English A 1 7 6         14
English B   2           2
French B   2           2
Geography   4 1         5
German B   1 1         2
History 1 1 1         3
Mathematics 2             2
Music   2           2
Philosophy 1 1 1         3
Physics   2     2     4
Psychology 3 5 3         11
Theatre   1           1
School total 14 39 23 3 5 0 0

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Standard Level Grades achieved Total
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 entries
English B 1 1           2
Biology 2   2         4
Classical Studies     1         1
Computer Science       1       1
Economics 1 2           3
English A   4 5 1       10
Environmental Systems   2 2 1       5
French B 1 2 1         4
German A       1       1
German ab initio   1 1         2
German B   1           1
Italian ab initio   2 3         5
Latin     1         1
Mandarin   4 1         5
Mathematical Studies 5 8 6         19
Mathematics 1 2   4       7
Music     1         1
Physics   1           1
Psychology 1 3           4
Self-study literature 1 2 1         4
Spanish B   1           1
Sport and Exercise Science   1           1
School total 13 37 25 8 0 0 0 83