The Perse School
 

Exam Results

Students achieve some of the best A level results of any school in the country

In summary

In 2017, 87% of the 559 A level and Pre-U entries were awarded an A* or A grade (or the Pre-U equivalent), the highest percentage ever recorded at the School and one of the best results recorded for any school in the country. Over half of all Perse A-level results were graded at A*. The national average for A* was 8.3% of entries with 26.3% for A*/A.

  • 54% of entries were awarded A*
  • 87% were awarded A* or A
  • 59 students (35%) achieved three or more A* or equivalent grades
  • 126 students (74%) achieved three or more A*/A or equivalent grades

A level results by year

Year (% cumulative) A* A B C D E U
2017 54 87 97 99 99.6 100 100
2016 46 81 93 97 99.3 99.8 100
2015 40 79 95 99 99.5 100 100
2014 38 77 92 97 100 100 100

This table also includes Pre-U equivalent grades using the standard D1/D2=A*, D3/M1=A, M2=B, M3=C.

A level results by subject in 2017

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Art and design 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
Biology 42 30 9 1 2 0 0 0
Chemistry 38 10 20 6 2 0 0 0
Classics 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Design and technology 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Economics 31 16 12 2 1 0 0 0
English literature 31 13 13 4 1 0 0 0
French 13 7 4 2 0 0 0 0
Further maths 47 28 10 7 1 0 1 0
Geography 21 8 9 4 0 0 0 0
German 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
History 36 19 13 4 0 0 0 0
Latin 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 125 63 45 13 1 2 1 0
Polish 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Politics 14 7 5 2 0 0 0 0
Religious studies 14 3 7 3 1 0 0 0
Russian 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 441 216 159 53 9 2 2 0

Pre-U results by subject in 2017

Subject No. of candidates D1 D2 D3 M1 M2 M3 P1 P2 P3
A level equivalent >A* A* A A/B B B/C C/D D E
Chemistry 35 17 10 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Music 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy & Theology 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 53 26 15 4 4 1 0 2 1 0
Psychology 19 2 11 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 118 47 40 16 9 3 0 2 1 0

AS levels for subjects taken in the Upper Sixth in 2017

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
EPQ 14 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
Further maths 7 - 6 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 21 11 7 1 1 0 0 1

AS Further Maths has a highest grade of A.

A levels completed early by members of the Lower Sixth in 2017

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Italian 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Russian 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A levels completed early by members of the Lower School in 2017

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Japanese 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russian 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

STEP results 2017

Subject No. of candidates S 1 2 3 U
Maths2 4 4 0 0 0 0
Maths3 4 4 0 0 0 0
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