Exam Results

Each year, our pupils achieve excellent exam results and 2016 was no exception. Right across the board we saw outstanding achievement overall.

We gained our best ever International Baccalaureate Diploma success where 26 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 all students passed (A* - E) and 24 students achieved a full set of A* and A grades. When combined with the IBDP results, the overall results for the Sixth Form are 78.3% A*-B with an average of AAA (or IB equivalent).

Among the 2016 Upper Sixth cohort, two students have taken up offers at Cambridge University and another seven were awarded places to study Medicine, which remains one of the most highly competitive of courses.

At GCSE level, 23 students received all A*s or As in their examinations, resulting in a three year average of A*-As for the School of 60.4%, compared to the national average of 20.3%, and bucking the national downward trend for these grades. In total 26% of all GCSE grades were A*, 59% were A*-A, 84% A*-B and 95% 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.

2016 A Level

  • 39% of grades A* - A
  • 76% of grades A* - B
  • 92% of grades A* - C
  • 100% pass rate

2016 IB Diploma

  • Average point score of over 37
  • Six students achieved 40 points or over

A2 Level Results 2016

A2 A* A B C D E Total entries
Art 3 1 1 3     8
Biology 1 13 14 3 1   32
Business Studies   5 15 5 2 1 28
Chemistry   12 6 3 2   23
Chinese   2 5       7
Classical Civilisation   3 3 1     7
Computing     6 1 1   8
Economics 7 13 10 5     35
English 2 3 7 3     15
Food Technology 1 1 2       4
French 1 1 2       4
Further Mathematics 2 5 1   2   10
Geography   5 9 4 5   23
Graphic Products       1   1 2
Greek   3         3
History 3 7 5 7 1   23
Information Technology 1   1 2     4
Latin 2 4 8       14
Mathematics 7 16 21 2 3 2 51
Music   1 4 2     7
Photography 1   3 3     7
Physical Education 1 2 5 5 5   18
Physics   4 6 2 2   14
Politics   3 5 1 1   10
Psychology 9 6 8 8 4 1 36
Religious Studies 1 4 3 4 1   13
Resistant Materials     2 3     5
Russian   2         2
Spanish 1 4 1 1     7
Theatre Studies   1 5       6
School total 43 121 158 69 30 5 426
School % 10.1% 28.4% 37.1% 16.2% 7.0% 1.2%  

IBDP Results 2016

Higher Level 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Total entries
Biology 2 3 3 1       9
Business and Management 2 1 1         4
Chemistry 2 3 2 1       8
Economics 3 5 1         9
English A 1 3 5 1       10
English B   2           2
French B   2           2
Geography   3           3
German B   2           2
History 2 2           4
Italian A       1       1
Mathematics 1 2 2         5
Physics 1 4 2         7
Psychology 2 3 2 1       8
Spanish B   1 1         2
Visual Art 1 1           2
School total 17 37 19 5 0 0 0 78
School % 21.8% 47.4% 24.4% 6.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%  
Standard Level 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Total entries
Biology 1 1 2         4
Chemistry   1           1
Computer Science     1         1
Economics 1 2 1         4
English A 1 4 8         13
English B 1             1
Environmental Systems   1 1         2
French B 1 2 2         5
History   1           1
Italian ab initio 1 2 2         5
Mandarin 4             4
Mathematics 1 2 3 2       8
Mathematical Studies 3 5 5         13
Physics     1 1       2
Psychology 1 3           4
Self-study literature 1 2 1         4
Spanish B 1 1           2
Sport and Exercise Science   1 1         2
World Religions   1 1         2
School total 17 29 29 3 0 0 0 78
School % 21.8% 37.2% 37.2% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%