Academic Success

The Royal School creates high achievers within a mixed ability environment. More than 50% of all A Level passes by the last all-girls' cohort were graded A*-B and more than 80% of all grades were A*-C.

A Levels

Sixth Formers are taught in small classes by A Level specialists. In 2019, Tthere was success right across the curriculum. 100% of grades in Accounting, Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Further Mathematics, Physics and Textiles were at A*-B and 100% of passes in Geography, Mathematics, Music and Psychology were at A*-C.

However 2019 figures were not published in the national press due to the unusually small size of the cohort. 2020 will be our largest Upper Sixth to date and our first set of co-educational A Level results.

Cumulative % at each grade

 

 A*-A

 A*-B

 A*-C

 A*-D

 A*-E

Cumulative Royal % 2019 Results 

22.9

54.3

82.9

88.6

97.1

Cumulative Royal % 2018 Results

50.7

71.2

86.3

95.9

98.6

Cumulative Royal % 2017 Results

42.5

71.2

83.6

93.2

97.3

Cumulative Royal % 2016 Results

40.0

64.2

83.2

93.7

97.9

Cumulative National % 2019 Results  25.5 51.6  75.8 91.0 97.6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GCSEs

Living up to our motto, Per Aspera Ad Astra - Through Challenge To The Stars, Year 11 boys and girls achieved excellent results in 2019. 45% of their GCSE results were awarded the highest grades of 9-7 (equivalent to the previous grades of A*/A). This marks the third year running that the school has improved its results. The number of GCSEs awarded grades 9-4 (A*/C equivalent) was 96.4%; this also saw a sustained increase on previous years. The School proved once again that a rigorous and traditional curriculum, presented in an innovative way and with outstanding pastoral care, will deliver excellent academic results. 

 
 Cumulative % at each grade
   A*/9-8  A/7  C/4
 Royal School Results      
 Cumulative Royal % 2019  21.9  44.7  96.4
 Cumulative Royal % 2018  19.5 38.7  94.2
 Cumulative Royal % 2017  16.4  36.7  91.8
 Cumulative Royal % 2016  15.4  46.9  90.9
 Cumulative National % 2019  -  20.8  67.3

 

Adding Value

On average, The Royal School improves the GCSE grades of pupils by nearly one grade. Pupils are tested in Year 7 and Year 9 and benchmarked against comparable pupils from across the UK's state and independent education sectors.  By the time Royal School pupils sit their GCSEs, their predicted grades are usually one grade higher than those projected in Year 7.