We are an examination centre for both Pearson Edexcel Qualifications and Cambridge Assessment International Education
Normally our students take IGCSE examinations in Year 11, GCE ‘AS’ examinations in Year 12 and GCE ‘A’ level examinations in Year 13. Sometimes early entries are allowed, mainly in languages but also occasionally in other subjects such as mathematics.
We consider pass rates at GCSE as a key indicator of our academic attainment. However, as a school with a non-selective intake from varied backgrounds our priority, over and above our results statistics, is that each student reaches their maximum potential.
There is some annual fluctuation in pass rates as our cohorts are not large, but in general our target is 85% of all entries scoring grades 9 to 4 in GCSE.
Recent years have seen the following pass rates:
86% in 2018.
82% in 2019.
92% in 2020.
This compares very favourably with non-selective intake schools in the UK and abroad,
For ‘A’ levels, over the same period of time, our students have achieved pass rates between 90% and 100% and approximately half of the results are grades A*, A or B. Our 6th form has historically been very successful in gaining entry to the university of their choice.