GCSE results 2018
Our pupils exceeded national expectations by achieving record top grade results and an impressive 94% overall pass rate this year, despite concerns over the new, tougher, numerically graded GCSEs. More than 42% of candidates achieved A*A equivalent (7-9) grades, compared with a 20.5% national average, and the overall A*-C equivalent pass rate increased to 94%, compared with a 66.9% national figure.
Our scientists have been top performers again this year with an impressive 87% achieving grades 7-9 in chemistry, 81% in physics, and all science subjects recording a 100% pass rate. There was more success in drama, music, German, further maths and PE, with a clean sweep of 100% passes in these subjects too.
A level results 2018
We celebrated yet another 100% A level pass rate with 36% achieving A*A grades - an impressive 38% increase on last year's record results.
We have enjoyed a long tradition of excellence in Performing Arts and this year’s A level students achieved 100% A*-B grades in Theatre Studies and in Music too. Results in Modern Languages were also strong with 100% of students achieving A*-B grades. Other highlights included our large cohort of Maths students who achieved 90% A*-B grades and our art students celebrated 88% A*-B grades.
Rather than taking a fourth A level, all of our A level students also take an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), with over 78% achieving A*-B grades this year. More and more students are also choosing to study BTEC’s and 72% of our BTEC Business and Sport students have achieved the top two grades, offering them the same access to leading universities as top A levels can provide.
These results have secured first choice places for our leavers at top universities including Imperial College, St. Andrews, Durham, Nottingham and other leading Russell Group universities. Their wide ranging choice of degrees and careers include everything from engineering, architecture, biochemistry and medicine to philosophy, law, management, sport and film.