Public Exam Results

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A Level Exam Results

Year

%A*

%A*/A

%A*/B

%A*/C

%A*/D

2010

14

45

72

87

94

2011

18

50

75

89

98

2012

8

33

59

85

96

2013

17

48

74

92

97

2014

16

43

73

87

95

2015

20

47

79

91

98

2016

20

46

70

90

96

A Level Subject Breakdown

SUBJECT

No.of Pupils

%A*/A

%A*/B

Total

66

46

70

Art

3

33

66

Biology

18

33

50

Chemistry

17

47

59

Classical Greek

1

100

100

Design Technology

1

100

Economics

4

50

75

English Literature

26

50

88

French

8

63

63

Geography

8

63

88

German

4

100

100

History

18

33

61

Latin

2

50

50

Mathematics

25

52

60

Further Maths

5

80

80

Music

4

0

100

Physics

13

31

38

Psychology

5

40

60

Religious Studies

19

37

79

Spanish

4

50

75

GCSE Exam Results

Year

%A*

%A*/A

%A*/B

%A*/C

2010

17

47

76

95

2011

33

66

85

95

2012

21

55

78

92

2013 

31

59

81

93

2014

31

60

79

92

 2015

21

50

76

92

2016

21

50

71

90

GCSE Subject Breakdown

SUBJECT

No.of Pupils

%A*/A

%A*/B

Total

63

50.1

76.1

Art

16

62.5

87.5

Biology

40

45

60

Chemistry

38

52.6

68.4

Classical Greek

4

25

75

Design Technology

20

35

75

English Language

59

57.6

89.8

English Literature

59

54.2

78

French

35

48

88.6

Geography

48

62.5

85.4

German

8

75

100

History

32

53.1

75

Latin

17

29.4

52.9

Mathematics

63

47.6

73

Music

5

60

80

Photography

12

58.3

91.7

Physics

35

54.3

77.1

Religious Studies

63

49.2

77.8

Spanish

19

52.6

68.4

Dual Science

20

15

60