2019 Public Examination Results

The school is delighted to report that the performance of the Year 11 students in the GCSE examinations and the Year 13 students in the A-Level, BTEC and CTEC examinations was, once again, outstanding.  GCSE results were a particular highlight with 41% of students’ entries awarded grade 7 or higher and 89% of entries awarded a grade 4 (standard pass) or higher.

Some results are pending re-marks, therefore the following figures are subject to change:

GCSE Results 2019

We are very proud of our Year 11 students who achieved excellent results in the first year of all subjects now awarding grades on the new 9-1 scale.

10% of all entries were awarded a grade 9 (the top of the old A* measure) compared with 4.5% nationally and 41% of entries were awarded grades 7-9 (previously A-A*) compared with 20.8% nationally.  89% of entries were awarded a ‘standard pass’ or higher (grades 4-9) compared with 67.3% nationally.  70% of students achieved ‘strong passes’ (grades 5-9) in both English and Maths with 89% of students achieving ‘standard passes’ (grades 4-9) in both subjects.

The many individual success stories include one student who was among the 837 in the country to achieve a clean sweep of grade 9s and a further twenty-one whose average grade was 8 or higher.

As ever, just as significant were the many students who made incredible progress from their starting points in Year 7. Initial estimates suggest that our overall progress measure will remain significantly above the national average with our students achieving significantly better outcomes across their subjects than their peers with similar starting points nationally.

Key Stage 5 Results 2019

At A-level, the standards attained by the Year 13 students were outstanding.  64% of results are at A*, A or B grade and 33% are at A* or A.  Against a backdrop of the proportion of students nationally achieving the top grades having fallen to its lowest level in a decade, these results are very impressive.  

Our students have performed exceptionally well on the BTECs and CTECs that we offer with 35% of results awarded a Distinction*, 19% awarded a Distinction and 46% awarded a Merit. 

The average total points score for a student at St Clement Danes on the Department for Education’s tariff was 122, the equivalent of three B grades at A-level, with the average grade remaining a B.  Once again, results in the prestigious Extended Project Qualification were outstanding with 74% of entries graded A* or A.  This is an intensive independent research project much valued by universities.

As a result, almost all students have been able to take up their first-choice place at university with a number having secured places at Oxbridge or on other competitive courses such as medicine or dentistry.  A range of other pathways have been chosen by the remainder of the cohort including apprenticeships, gap years and jobs in workplaces of their choice.

A link to the DfE performance tables can be found below:

Performance Tables - St Clement Danes School