2018 Public Examination Results

The school is delighted to report that the performance of the Year 11 and 13 students in the GCSE and A Level examinations was, again, outstanding. Every year group performed beyond expectations; however, the GCSE results were the highlight of the year, with 44% of the grades awarded being 7 or higher (A-A* in legacy terms), making history for the second year in a row as the best ever results for the school on this measure.

Some results are subject to re-marks and so the following figures are therefore subject to change:

GCSE Results 2018

Our Year 11 students produced excellent GCSE results in a year with the vast majority of subjects now being reported on the new 1-9 scale, where a 7 equates to the bottom of the legacy A grade and a 4 equates to the bottom of the legacy C grade.

89% gained 5 standard passes including English and maths and 44% of all grades received were at 7 or above (in comparison to 40% at A* or A in 2017). 12% of all the grades awarded were 9s – compared to 4% nationally. The ‘strong pass’ measure of a 5 was achieved by 90% of students in English and 80% of students in maths, both up on 2017’s results.

The many individual success stories include two students who were amongst the 732 in the country achieving a clean sweep of 9s, a further three who got eight 9s and an 8 and three achieving seven 9s and two grades at either 7 or 8.

As significant were the many students who perhaps scored less highly but made incredible progress from their starting points in Year 7. On initial calculations, we are cautiously optimistic that our overall progress measure will be in line with, or even slightly better than last year.

A Level Results 2018

The standards attained by the Year 13 students were outstanding. 69% of results were at A*, A or B grade and 38% at A* or A – both improvements on 2017’s results. Almost every student secured a place at their first choice of University or College and all now have places at university who want them. 4 students have secured places at either Oxford or Cambridge with 2 others gaining places to read medicine. A range of other pathways have been chosen by the remainder of the cohort, including Apprenticeship routes, gap years and jobs in workplaces of their choice.

On the A Level points tariff an A grade is worth 48 points and a B grade is worth 40 points. The average points per entry has improved from 38 in 2017 to 41 this year. The average student at St Clement Danes achieved 133 points (or ABB grades), an increase from last year when the total UCAS points per student was 124 points.

55 students took the challenging Extended Project Qualification which is an intensive independent research project much valued by the most prestigious Universities.  The results are excellent with 96% of the students achieving an A*, A or B grade.

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

Performance Tables - St Clement Danes School