Academic Success

The Royal School creates high achievers within a mixed ability environment. In 2018 50.7% of all A Level results were at A*-A.  Over the last three years over 60% have been awarded places at Russell Group universities.

 

A Levels

Sixth Formers are taught in small classes by A Level specialists. In 2018, The Royal School significantly exceeded the national average by securing another year of excellent A Level grades, reinforcing The Royal School's reputation of consistent high achievement, year-on-year, with very strong value-added at A Level.

Cumulative % at each grade

 

 A*-A

 A*-B

 A*-C

 A*-D

 A*-E

Cumulative Royal % 2018 Results 

50.7

71.2

86.3

95.9

98.6

Cumulative Royal % 2017 Results

42.5

71.2

83.3

93.1

97.0

Cumulative Royal % 2016 Results

40.0

64.2

83.2

93.7

97.9

Cumulative Royal % 2015 Results

48.2

75.0

90.2

99.1

100.0

Cumulative National % 2018 Results  26.4 53.0  77.0  91.5  97.6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GCSEs

Living up to our motto, Per Aspera Ad Astra - Through Challenge To The Stars, Year 11 boys and girls rose admirably to the challenge of the newly reformed GCSEs and achieved excellent results in 2018. 38.7% of entries were awarded grades 9-7 (including A*-A), which is an increase of 2% from 2017 and compares with a national average of 17.2%. 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*-A/9-7 A*-C/9-4
 Royal School Results


 Cumulative Royal % 2018 19.5 38.7 94.2
 Cumulative Royal % 2017 15.5 35.8 91.8
 Cumulative Royal % 2016 15.4 46.9 90.9
 Cumulative Royal % 2015 11.7 47.9 89.6
 Cumulative National % 2018 - 17.2 62.3


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.