A Level and GCSE Results 201019th August 2010
This year’s A level results are outstanding. The percentage of candidates gaining B grade or above has improved markedly, taking us above 90% for the first time. In addition, no one failed an A Level.
Comparisons with previous years have to be treated carefully, however. This was the first year of Curriculum 2008, which saw a reduction in units for most subjects, more stretching questions, and the introduction of an A* grade on the basis of A2 units only.
Overall, the percentage of A*s (31%) looks very good and some excellent pupils are suitably rewarded. More UCAS points are now available due to the introduction of the A* (140 points), so it was no surprise that the average UCAS score per person (455) exceeded anything previously. Over 50 candidates acquired 500 or more points, 16 getting 600 or more, 5 reaching 700 or more, and Nathan Hudson-Peacock (Head Scholar), amassed 1050 points.
Nathan, Amy Tsai and Heidi Ho acquired 5 A* grades; 4 candidates got 4 A*s; 16 got 3 A*s; and 92 candidates (56% of the year group) achieved at least one A* grade.
Full details are available here: A Level Results 2010.
This year's GCSE results were also excellent: the second best ever.
Over 99% of all grades were A*-C grade, with 79.5% A*-A. 29 pupils achieved 9 or more A* grades, with six getting 11 A*s and four getting 12.
Full details are available here: GCSE Results 2010.