Academic Results

Exam Success

We are the top performing school in Cheshire, and once again we are incredibly proud of our pupils and their academic achievements. Our A level and GCSE results are amongst the best in the country and demonstrate our excellent teaching, enthusiastic pupils and first class facilities. Please see our 2017 results below :


2017 is a record breaking year for GCSE results. Not only have we reported the best ever results here at King’s, but the best results for any school in Cheshire.

An amazing 56.6% of grades were at the exceptional A* grade.

80.5% of grades were  A*/A with over 94% of grades at A*/B

GCSE Results

Year% A*% A* - A% A* - B%A* - C

A level

Our A level results are as strong as ever. We are proud to be the top-performing co-ed school in Cheshire at A level.

A fantastic 57% of grades were top level A*/A with 87% of grades at A*/B (with girls achieving 90% A*/B grades)


A Level Results

Year% A*% A* - A% A* - B%A* - C
2017* with EPQ16.058.087.398.0
2016* with EPQ24.463.287.697.3


*In 2017 and 2016 we have shown results with and without Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs). An EPQ is a qualification taken by some students, equivalent to half an A level. It is part of level three of the National Qualifications Framework. 

For transparency, we feel it is important to view the results with and without these figures. EPQ results are included with a weighting of half an A level.

Full Result Tables

A Level Results 2017
GCSE Results 2017

Parents of Junior School and Willow Lodge pupils may request an appointment with the School to view and discuss the academic data pertaining to their children.

Leavers’ destinations

Our students consistently obtain places at their first choice university and are successful in winning places on highly competitive courses at the top universities.

We are extremely proud to be rated the best independent school in the North and 6th in the UK for our leavers’ destinations.

Almost all our students go forward to higher education. We use The Times Schools Guide table for comparisons, which looks at results, facilities, research funding and other measures.

The Times Top Universities List 2017

Government Schools A Level and GCSE Performance Tables

The government releases performance tables which report on various measures in January. These can sometimes be misleading. For example, measuring the A Level academic results of a school by average points scored per A Level student or results in the English Baccalaureate measure.

For further guidance on understanding these tables and The King’s School results on them, click here: Performance Tables.