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 2019 results below :

GCSE

In 2019, we are celebrating 26% of GCSE results at grade 9, with 48% at 9/8 and 84% 9/6. Students achieved 69% of grades at A*-A or 9-7 placing King’s as the top performing school in Cheshire for GCSEs.

2019 GCSE Results

Year99-89-79-69-4
201926.8448.4468.6683.8298.16

2018 GCSE Results

Year9% A*/9-8% A* - A/9-7% A* - B/9-5*%A* - C/9-4
20181744.171.9590.5898.76
*Please note that for purposes of fair comparison, any grade 5 awarded with marks in the upper half of the grade have been included in this %  

Year% A*% A* - A% A* - B%A* - C
201756.680.594.398.5
201646.174.092.198.3
201536.971.391.698.0

A Level

In 2019, A Level students achieved the second highest percentage of A*/A grades in the school’s history.

An incredible 65% of grades were A*/A, matching a record year in 2015. Talented students also achieved the highest percentage of A* in four years, with 24.6% of grades at this level.

In an outstanding year for King’s, 67% of students achieved at least 2 A*/A grades.

Overall, 87% of grades were at A*/B for the second year running, with 40 students achieving A*/A in every subject – including 10 students with straight A* grades.

A Level Results

Year% A*% A* - A% A* - B%A* - C
201924.664.886.596.5
201822.363.587.396.9
201713.756.787.098.0
201622.661.987.297.3
  Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs) Some schools have chosen to show A Level results with Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs) data included (an EPQ is equivalent to half an A Level according to UCAS guidelines). For comparison purposes, please find below the percentage of A*/B grades with EPQs included: 2016: 87.2% 2017: 87.3% 2018: 87.4%  

Full Result Tables 

A Level Results 2019
SubjectA*ABC
Art and Design3220
Biology5853
Business3374
Chemistry111872
Computer Science0210
Design Technology3310
Drama4500
Economics61393
English Language0374
English Literature2552
French0020
Further Mathematics2240
Geography41972
History6421
Latin1000
Mathematics192676
Music0101
Philosophy1100
Physics9943
Politics and Government4832
Religious Studies0200
Spanish1311
Totals841377434
A Level Results 2018
SubjectA*ABC
EPQ188
Art and Design23
Biology5882
Business1872
Chemistry51875
Classical Civilisation11
Computer Science31
Design Technology 343
Drama21
Economics71034
English Language382
English Literature451
French12
Further Mathematics4311
Geography5651
German3
History765
Mathematics1125117
Music1211
Physical Education11
Physics7924
Philosophy171
Politics and Government5641
Religious Studies211
Spanish121
Totals661328332
A Level Results 2017
SubjectA*ABC
EPQ1731
Art and Design113
Biology11145
Business2331
Chemistry412103
Classical Civilisation2
Drama2231
Economics41081
English Language3572
English Literature1541
Further Mathematics332
French21
Geography673
German11
History297
Latin1
Mathematics9211510
Music2
Physical Education1
Physics4984
Philosophy511
Politics and Government2161
Religious Studies13
Spanish52
Design Technology4211
Totals421329334
In 2017, girls achieved 89.0% A*-B In 2016, girls achieved 87.8% A*-B In 2015, girls achieved 92.7%  A*-B
GCSE Results 2018
   A*AB C
BiologyA*-C5322122
ChemistryA*-C461781
Classical CivilisationA*-C1131
Design TechnologyA*-C111115
EconomicsA*-C131354
Further MathematicsA*-C41091
HistoryA*-C40126
MusicA*-C574
PhysicsA*-C3921117
20211469021
987654
Art and Design9-44861
Computer Science9-412412
Drama9-42122
English Language9-41016292892
English Literature9-412192522134
French9-4453121
Geography9-410152584
German9-41131
Latin9-424341
Mathematics9-42530211541
Physical Education9-458772
Religious Studies9-410121131
Spanish9-47101618111
9-4931311551114612
Subject Totals:933332691804633
GCSE Results 2017
SubjectA*ABC
Totals:58024414243
Art and Design666
Biology641073
Chemistry551682
Classical Civilisation2273
Computing9651
Design Technology91181
Drama61
Economics338102
English Language81171
English Literature533610
French81049
Further Mathematics*18166
Geography40186
German322
History301491
Latin5111
Mathematics5625144
Music3851
Physical Education282
Physics64746
Religious Studies201481
Spanish1514136
*This includes 8 A^ (A* with distinction) In 2017, girls achieved 94.0% A*-B In 2016, girls achieved 93.5% A*-B In 2015, girls achieved 90.9%  A*-B 
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 2018
Russell GroupTimes ranking 2018 
RankUniversity
R1Cambridge
R2Oxford
3St Andrew's
R4Imperial
R5Durham
6Lancaster
R7UCL
7Loughborough
R9Warwick
R10Leeds
R11LSE
12Bath
13East Anglia
R14Exeter
R15Birmingham
R16Bristol
R16York
R18Nottingham
19Surrey
R20Glasgow
R21Sheffield
22Essex
23Dundee
R24Edinburgh
R25Manchester
R26Newcastle
27Sussex
R28KCL
28 =Royal Holloway
R30Southampton
R38Queen's Belfast
R35Cardiff
R42Liverpool
R43Queen Mary, London
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.