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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 2020 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 (2020) at the top end 47% of all A-level, BTEC and Extended Project Qualification grades were A* or A and 91% of grades were C or better; at GCSE over 32% of pupils received at least nine 9, 8 or 7 (A* or A) grades.

At GCSE 58% of grades were 9, 8, 7 grades (A* or A) and 32% pupils achieved nine or more 9, 8, 7 grades (A* or A). Overall 98% pupils received 9 - 4 grades.

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:
  • 97 candidates
  • 47% A* & A
  • 91% grade C or better
  • 100% pass rate
GCSE summary results:
  • 155 candidates
  • 58% of all grades were 9, 8 or 7 grades (A* or A)
  • 32% pupils achieved nine or more 9, 8, 7 or A* or A grades
  • Overall 98% 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.