Results & Destinations • Senior King's School, Canterbury

Results & Destinations

“The dedicated careers centre forms the backbone of a strong programme of higher-education support. On average around 80% of leavers head to Russell Group universities, but others go off to drama schools, art colleges, music conservatoires, join the armed forces or sign up for computer science apprenticeships.”

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A Level


64 pupils achieved at least 3 A or A* grades and 11 were awarded three or four straight A* grades.


Over 150 of our students have confirmed places at their first-choice university this year.


More than 100 King’s leavers this year have places at Russell Group universities. 10 pupils hold offers at US universities.


11 King’s pupils were offered places at Oxford and Cambridge, seven at Imperial College, London, and six at St Andrews University.

Year 13 A-Level Results 2023

Congratulations to the King’s leavers who performed so well in their A Levels this year, surpassing the 2018 and 2019 results.

In terms of offers accepted, the most popular university choices for this cohort were: Durham (23 offers), Bristol (21), Exeter (19), UCL (19), and Edinburgh (17).

There were over 75 offers made this year from university colleges within the University of London.



88% of grades awarded to pupils at King’s were grades 9, 8, 7 and 6 (equivalent to A*s, As and Bs).


Over 50% of grades were grade 9 or 8 (equivalent to the former A*).


74% of grades were grades 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A*s and As).


28% of grades were at grade 9 level, with 13 pupils securing a clean sweep of 9s, including 2 pupils who were awarded a remarkable 12 grade 9s each.

Year 11 GCSEs/IGCSEs Results 2023

Congratulations to our fifth form pupils who achieved a very impressive set of GCSE results in 2023. These results were even stronger than our 2022 results, countering the national grade deflation.

Jude Lowson, Head, said:

“I offer my heartfelt congratulations to our GCSE students on these excellent results. In the face of a national picture of declining numbers of top grades and more challenging grade boundaries, King’s pupils have bucked the trend, outstripping the results of 2022 and previous records for the School; a remarkable achievement. I am delighted that their hard work and dedication has paid off, they have a bright future ahead of them”.

Pastoral Care

We take pride in our outstanding pastoral care – the safeguarding and wellbeing of our pupils has always been paramount, and the Senior School is structured to support this.


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