Examination Results 2019

Headline Performance

2019 examination results represent another successful performance both in terms of grades achieved and also good progress made when compared with attainment levels of pupils on entering the school. At GCSE the attainment of our pupils is well above boys nationally. At A Level a strong set of examination results has led to an excellent set of student destinations at university, elite apprenticeships and employment.


Pupils achieving a standard GCSE pass or above in both English and mathematics 83% (2019 national average for boys 61%)
Pupils achieving a strong GCSE pass or above in both English and mathematics 62% (2019 national average for boys 40%
Pupils entering the EBacc 70% (2019 national average for boys 34%)
Pupils achieving the EBacc (with at least standard pass grades) 52% (2019 national average for boys 20%)
Pupils achieving the EBacc (with at least strong pass grades) 35% (2019 national average for boys 13%)
GCSE average attainment 8 score 54.9 (2019 national average for boys 43.9)
GCSE Progress 8 Score +0.12 (2019 national average for boys -0.27)
Pupil destinations (2019 cohort) Sixth Form 71%

College 21%

Apprenticeship 2%

Scholarship 1%

Other 5%

A Level grades at A*-A 27% (2019 national average 25%)
A Level grades at A*-B 53% (2019 national average 51%)
Students with A Level grades AAB in at least 2 facilitating subjects 19% (2018 national average 15%)
Average Grade at A Level C+
A Level Value Added -0.06 (in line with the national average of 0.0)
Progress in English and mathematics TBC
Average Grade in Applied General Qualifications Distinction
Student destinations (2019 cohort) University  80%

(6% Oxbridge, 3% Medicine & 40% Russell Group)

Employment  8%

Apprenticeship  3%

Gap Year  9%

The Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils


Whilst we still have more work to do in closing the gap for our boys from more disadvantaged backgrounds, many of our students from less affluent backgrounds make the same progress and attain at the same level on average as other pupils nationally.

A Level:

Whilst the progress of disadvantaged students remains a focus in the Sixth Form, in 2018 the average Value Added for disadvantaged students was +0.3. This indicates that on average they made more progress than their peers. In 2019 the estimated Value Added for disadvantaged students is, once again, above that of their peers.

Performance Tables

Our GCSE examination results given above are published in DfE Performance Tables. However, please note our previous GCSE examination results from 2017 and 2018 are not reflected in the Performance Tables. The reason for this is that IGCSE English results ceased being included in Performance Tables from 2017. For more information please click on the link below.