Academic success and the pursuit of excellence are key features of a Princethorpe education. We offer a broad range of subjects and a stimulating and well-resourced curriculum. We aim to foster a love of learning. Whilst Princethorpe is not an ‘academic hot house’, our passionate and enthusiastic teachers challenge and motivate our pupils to have the highest expectations.
The academic performance of the school continues to go from strength to strength. In public examinations our pupils excel: in 2018 at the top end 34% of all A-level grades were A* or A and 80% of grades were C or better; at GCSE 43% of grades were new 9, 8, 7 or A* or A grades and 26% of pupils achieved eight or more 9, 8, 7 or A* or A grades.
When looking at the academic “value-added” we give to our pupils, these results compare with any school in the country – bright students achieve outstanding results and children who find their academic studies more challenging achieve results between a half and full grade better than could be expected.
We are of course delighted by these academic achievements, but we are equally proud of the qualities our students show as they leave the school to continue their education: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong.
In the last few years we have changed our timetable to increase teaching time to the core subjects in the Lower School and all subjects at A-level. We have also developed robust internal monitoring and tracking programmes which run along our assessment and reporting schedules to ensure pupils are aiming for, and achieving, their best academically. Our aim is to ensure we develop all our students so they become resilient and have the independent learning skills they will need for life after Princethorpe be it university or work.
- Sampling And Succession Are All Part Of The Sixth Form Biology Field TripFrom 15-18 September 29 Upper Sixth students visited the Isle of Wight for this year’s Biology Field Trip.
- Princethorpe Pupils Nail The New 9 GradePrincethorpe College is once again celebrating excellent GCSE results. From a cohort of 154 pupils 43% of all entries were graded the coveted new 9, 8 or 7 grades (A* or A grades) and 39 of its Year 11 pupils achieved eight or more 9, 8, 7 or A* or A grades.
- Best Ever Academic Results For Princethorpe’s A-Level PupilsPrincethorpe College is celebrating its best ever set of A-Level results. 107 students sat A-level examinations this summer, over a third (34%) have been awarded A* or A grades, more than 80 % have achieved A* to C grades.