Academic Results

As a proudly mixed ability school, The Royal is academically ambitious for all its pupils and 2021 is consistent with its usual excellent academic record. 


A Levels

Sixth Formers are taught in small classes by A Level specialists. In 2021, there was success right across the curriculum. Many students received top marks against its impressive offering of a particularly broad range of subjects.

Cumulative % at each grade

 

 A*-A

 A*-B

 A*-C

 A*-D

 A*-E

Cumulative Royal % 2021 Results 

57.0

83.5

93.7

98.7

100.0

Cumulative Royal % 2020 Results 

50.4

75.6

92.4

97.5

100.0

Cumulative Royal % 2019 Results

22.9

57.1

82.9

88.6

97.1

Cumulative Royal % 2018 Results

50.7

72.6

86.3

95.9

98.6

Cumulative Royal % 2017 Results

42.5

71.2

83.6

93.2

97.3

GCSEs

The 2021 GCSE cohort performed well across all subjects and their excellent set of results are in line with the high academic standards we are used to at The Royal School. 

 Cumulative % at each grade
   9-8  9-7  9-4
 Cumulative Royal % 2021  47.0 67.4  99.6
 Cumulative Royal % 2020  31.8 55.5  99.3
 Cumulative Royal % 2019  21.9 45.3  96.4
 Cumulative Royal % 2018  19.8  39.1  94.2
 Cumulative Royal % 2017  16.4  36.7  93.8

Added Value

‘Added value’ refers to the difference between the GCSE or A Level grades a pupil would get at an ‘average’ school and the grades that they actually achieve.

Added value is tracked as part of a long-term project run by Durham University that processes over 40,000 Year 7 pupils per year. In Year 7, pupils sit a MidYIS test and the results are submitted to the project. Over the last 25 years, thousands of pupils’ test scores have been compared with their GCSE results which allows Durham University to provide statistical predictions for each pupil, benchmarked against other pupils. After GCSE results are sent to Durham University, a ‘value added’ score is calculated which analyses the difference between the predicted and actual results.  An ‘average’ score would gain an overall value added score of zero, while a good school might expect an average uplift of a significant proportion of a grade per pupil. The Royal School achieves consistently high value added scores for every pupil.