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Exam Results & Leavers

Princethorpe is not and never will be an examination factory, but we do take great pride in trying to ensure that all our pupils achieve the best possible academic results; our 2021 A-level and GCSE results are very strong indicators that the school’s academic achievements across the ability range continue to go from strength to strength.

This summer (2021) at the top end 55% of all A-level, BTEC and Extended Project Qualification grades were A* or A and 95% of grades were A* to C; at GCSE 67% of grades were 9, 8 or 7 (A* or A) and 44% of pupils achieved eight or more 9, 8, 7 grades (A* or A).

In addition, over two-thirds of the Upper Sixth were awarded the Princethorpe Diploma encompassing academic success, meaningful work experience, extra-curricular achievement and service to others in the community.

A-level, BTEC and Extended Project Qualification summary results:
  • 104 candidates
  • 55% A* & A
  • 95% grade C or better
GCSE summary results:
  • 155 candidates
  • 67% of all grades were 9, 8 or 7 grades (A* or A)
  • 44% pupils achieved eight or more 9, 8, 7 or A* or A grades
  • Overall 99% of grades achieved were  9 – 4 or A* to C 

Leavers destinations

The overwhelming majority of our pupils go on to university, predominantly to their first choice. Leavers’ university destinations in recent years include Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Bristol, St Andrews, Nottingham, Warwick, the Birmingham Conservatoire, Newcastle, Loughborough, Cardiff, University College London,
Queen Mary’s College London, Bath, Leeds, Exeter, London School of Economics and York.