At King's, we believe in giving parents a true reflection of our success and have gone further than most other schools in opening up all the measures of successes we have at our disposal.
A Level Results
Over a fifth of students gained A* grades and almost 40% of the 111 King's Sixth Formers gained A/A* grade in 3 A levels or more.
5 A levels were achieved by Miriam Bowen (4 A* and 1A) who is going read Mathematics at Warwick and Luke Howarth (3 A* and 2A) who is going to study English at Oxford. A further 7 girls and 8 boys gained 4 A/A* grades and 14 girls and 17 boys gained 3A*/A grades with 2 of these: James Barnard and Ryan Thompson achieving all 3 at A* grade.
Hattie Webb gained 4 A levels including 1A* and 2A and is going to study Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, James Goulbourne achieved 3 A* grades and is going to read Economics at Cambridge and Bradley Davies achieved 4 A levels including 2A* and 1A and is going to Oxford to read Chemistry. This year's crop of offers brings the total of number of Oxford and Cambridge places gained by King's to 80 in the last 9 years.
Kate Coppack achieved 4 A levels including 1A* and 2As and Lottie Frazer Cox achieved 4 A levels including 2A* and 1A. Selim Ungut also gained 4 A levels including 1A* and 2A grades.
GCSE/ International GCSE Results
Pupils celebrated another set of excellent results with 8 pupils gaining 10 A* grades: Jessica Guest, Peter Boothroyd, Hayley Milner, Tommy Metcalf, Tom Jameson, Jack Jameson Henry Makings and Cameron Winter.
A further 7 pupils achieved 9A* and 1A: Eleanor Barnard, Elisabeth Cousins, Guy Dunbavand, Jack Peake, Isabel Reid, Henry Thompson and Ananth Ranjit (9A* and 2As).
55% of pupils gained 8, 9 or 10 A*/A grades. King's girls performed extremely well with 44% of grades at A* and 76% A*/A. King's results included IGCSE in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Music, French, Spanish and German. From September 2013 English Literature and English Language will move from an GCSE syllabus to an IGCSE qualification.
The government announced in February 2013 that they are going to add a new measure of GCSE success which will a new eight-subject measure of GCSEs, including English and maths, three subjects out of sciences, languages, history and geography and three other subjects, such as art, music or RE. This will in effect be a wider version of the current English Baccalaureate measure, which some have criticised as being too narrow, although that measure will remain. If this new measure had been introduced this year King’s result would be: 97.1%.
The Government's School Performance Tables 2012
The government league tables are released in January every year. The purpose is to be able to compare schools' performances. However, as with all league tables, it is important to understand what is and what is not included in the table.
In both tables – A level and GCSE, King's results do not always reflect the true success of our pupils and we would urge parents to compare our raw results on the tables on this website to get a real view of King's performance. As an independent school, King's welcomes the freedom to choose the best curriculum for our talented pupils and this does not always fit the government's view of a successful school!
We also measure the success of The King's School by looking at where our pupils go on to study for university. Almost all of them go forward to higher education, some after a gap year. We use "The Times Top University" tables for comparisons, although there are a myriad of other tables. The Times looks at: results, facilities, research funding and other measures.
Oxbridge is Oxford and Cambridge
Russell Group Universities are 20 of the top "Red Brick" Universities who are recognised for gaining high levels of inward research money.
University offers per pupil
King's pupils apply for the UK's top universities and most competitive courses including a high number to medicine, dentistry and veterinary courses. They are valued by the universities for their independent thinking, confidence, academic rigour and well rounded personalities. Every year our Sixth Formers receive many offers:
|UK Schools||King's in 2012|
|University Offers||3.4 (Independent schools)||4|
|Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Offers||23%||87%|
|Oxbridge offers||5 applicants for every place||4 in 2012, 12 in 2011 80 offers in the last 9 years|
A level results in 2012
|Govt & Pol||9||4||2||3||100.0|
|History of Art||3||1||1||100.0|
|Totals in %|
|% A* - A||61.3|
|% A* - B||85.6|
|% A* - C||94.9|
|% A* - E||99.7|
A level results in 2011
|Government & Politics||5||3||2||100|
|History of Art||1||1||100|
|Totals in %|
|A* - A||67.5|
|A* - B||88|
|A* - C||95.7|
|A* - E||100|
GCSE results in 2012
|Business Studies & Economics||57||14||15||20||7||100|
|Totals in %|
|A* - A||67.5|
|A* - B||93.9|
|A* - C||98.9|
|A* - E||99.9|
GCSE results in 2011
|Business Studies & Economics||50||16||19||11||3||100|
|Totals in %|
|A* - A||76.7|
|A* - B||95|
|A* - C||99.2|
|A* - E||100|
Government GCSE league tables for 2012
Percentage of pupils with 5 A*- C GCSEs including Maths and English
Percentage of Pupils with the English Baccalaureate ( Maths, English, History or Geog, a science and a foreign language)
The King's School results for 2012 show 100% of pupils obtaining 5 GCSEs including Maths and English.
The King's School English Baccalaureate score is 72%. To be eligible for the English Baccalaureate a pupil needs to have studied: Maths, English, Geography or History, a science and a language. All King's pupils in 2012 studied IGCSE Maths, 2 English, 3 sciences, at least I IGCSE foreign language. However, we give pupils the option to choose their other subjects and not all choose either History or Geography, therefore only 76% of King's pupils were eligible for this. All the GSCE and IGCSE options at King's are equally academically rigorous subjects.
Government A level performance tables 2011
King's score for 2012 is shown as 939.2. The most useful statistic is UCAS points per entry rather than per candidate. UCAS points are irrelevant for pupils getting places at the top universities: they simply want top A level grades. There is no point in certificating (or 'cashing in') AS levels other than to score UCAS points which less selective universities use for admissions, or which might compensate for poor A level performance. Our candidates very rarely need this compensation! Likewise, most King's pupils concentrate on the 3 good A levels which are needed for university entrance and do not always take four. A fourth low-scoring A level, even though useless for university entrance, will be counted in this table.
The Times Top Universities for 2012 were: