Top A Level and GCSE results in 2019

The King’s School is the top performing co-ed in the North West for A Level results and the best school in Cheshire for GCSEs, according to The Telegraph’s 2019 league table for independent schools across the UK.

This outstanding performance was confirmed in recently the published online league table which also confirmed King’s as one of only four schools in the North West in the top 50 for A Level results. 

In this year’s A Level results, 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 23% of grades at this level.

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

In GCSEs, the amount of grade 9s increased by nearly 10% from 2018. An incredible 26% of results were grade 9, with 48% at 9/8 and 84% 9/6.

Overall, 40% of students achieved seven or more 9/8 grades (including A/A* further maths), with 14 students celebrating 10 or more grade 9/8s, including five students with straight grade 9s.

Ten subjects recorded more than 50% of grades at 9/8, including history with 70% grade 9/8 (50% grade 9).  More than 60% of grades in all three sciences at were at 9/8.

Headmaster George Hartley welcomed the fantastic news.

He said: “As a school we are clearly delighted to make it into the top 50 as the top co-educational school for A levels in the North West and top in Cheshire for GCSEs – something Chester can be really proud of – though the real credit belongs to all the students who have worked so hard to make the very most of themselves and their teachers who have provided such outstanding support for individuals.

“Our high-achieving students have secured such results whilst involving themselves thoroughly in the extra-curricular life of the school, which we know is so vital for the development of character, confidence and resilience in the young.