Examination Results

Bar charts showing the distribution of GCSE results obtained by pupils nationally from different prior attainment starting points can be found HERE

A Level Results 2016

Huge congratulations to our wonderful Year 13 pupils who received some fantastic A Level results.

The percentage of A*-B grades achieved jumped up by 5% this year to 56% with nine pupils receiving all A*A grades in their chosen subjects. 

Please click here to read a summary of this year's results.

Head Boy Owen Sweeney and Deputy Head Boy Michael Clark are both off to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford this autumn, with Owen reading Medicine and Michael completing a foundation year in Maths. Emma Gossage received a perfect set of four A* grades and will be reading History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Matthew Davies also achieved four A*s and will be reading Biomedical Science at York.

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GCSE Results 2016

Well done to all of our Year 11 pupils on achieving an excellent set of GCSE results. There were a lot of smiling faces in the Dining Hall among the year group as they received their grades on 25 August.

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The percentage of A*/A grades achieved increased by almost 6% this year and 78% of pupils gained at least 5 good GCSEs (A* - C) including both English and Maths. Congratulations in particular go to the 14 pupils who achieved all A*A grades:

  • Luke Abley
  • Joseph Baily
  • Christopher Condliff
  • Luke Driscoll
  • Jessica Duffy
  • Catherine Gannon
  • Megan Heague
  • Matthew Heneghan
  • Sean McGurk
  • Rebecca McNulty
  • Robert O'Hare
  • Helena Peters
  • Amira Raoudi
  • Jessica Withe

Special mention must go to Matthew (pictured below) who achieved a perfect set of 9 A* grades.

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Click here to read a summary of this year's GCSE results.


Breakdown of results: 


 % Grade (all subjects)   Total (including full and short course) 
 % A* A  37.9
 % A* C  84.7


 % Candidates Achieving                                                
 5 A*-C (inc Maths and English)    77.8                         
 English Baccalaureate   53.6                               



 Key Stage 4 Results 2015-16:

 Headline Measure   SEC 2016   National 
 Progress 8 Score (official KS2)   0.06*  0
 Progress 8 Score (all pupils)  0.14*  0
 Attainment 8 Score  59.1  49.3
 % A*-C in Eng&Maths  81.9  62
 % Eng Baccalaureate  53.6  24

*It should be noted that official Key Stage 2 prior attainment data for pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 is only available for 143 of 166 pupils in the cohort (those who attended state-funded primary schools) - this will be the data used by DfE/RAISEonline to measure progress. Unofficial Key Stage 2 data has been obtained from independent primary schools and is also shown here to judge achievement of the full cohort.

Key Stage 5 2015-16:

 Measure   SEC 2016   National 
 A Level value added score   0.13  0
 Average A Level grade  C+  C
  • Student Retention (% of students who get to the end of their study programme):
  • Student Destinations (% of students who continue in education or training, or move onto employment at the end of 16-19 study):
    90% of Year 13 students (122 out of 135) applied to university, with 85% of these (104 students) being successful and embarking on a degree course in Sept/Oct 2016 (43% at Russell Group universities). Of the other 31 students, 20 embarked on a gap year before starting degree courses in 2017, four began apprenticeships, two gained employment, and four are re-sitting A Levels
  • Progress in English and Maths:
    Students commencing courses in the Sixth Form who have not attained at least a grade C in either English or Maths GCSE follow a tailored course and receive weekly timetabled lessons in either English and/or Maths and are entered for resit examinations once it is felt that they are in a position to improve upon their previous result.
    Progress in English: There were no students in this cohort
    Progress in Maths: Of the two pupils in this cohort, one improved to a grade C