Examination Results

A Level, AS Level and GCSE grading in summer 2021

The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a Government decision to cancel all external examinations in 2021; it was decided, instead, that students who were due to sit their examinations would receive a calculated grade.

For each student, schools and colleges were required to provide a ‘centre assessment grade’ for each subject – the grade they would be most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead – taking into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results.

To ensure fairness in the arrangements, the evidence submitted was subject to a standardisation process by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

A breakdown of our 2021 results and how they compare with previous years is provided below:

Examination Results 2021

To illustrate what this means in practice, our top ten performing students achieved the following grades:

GCSE A Level
9,9,8,8,8,7,7,7,6 A*,A*,A
8,8,8,8,7,7,6,6 A*,A*,Distinction*
8,8,8,8,7,7,7,7 A*,A*,A,Distinction*
9,8,7,7,7,7,7,7,6 A*,A,A,A
9,8,8,7,7,6,6,6,D Distinction* x 3
Distinction*,9,7,7,6,6,5,5,4 A*,A,B
8,7,7,7,7,6,6,Distinction,Merit Distinction* x 3
8,7,7,7,7,7,6,6,D,5,5 Distinction* x 3
Distinction*,8,7,7,7,6,6,5,Merit A*,A,B
8,8,7,7,6,6,5,5,Merit A,B,Distinction*