The Perse School
 

Exam Results

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

In summary

In 2016 – for the seventh year in succession – more than three quarters of Perse A level and Pre-U entries were graded at either A* or A (or the Pre-U equivalent). The national average for A* fell slightly to 8.1%,  and 25.8% for A.

  • 46% of entries were awarded A*
  • 81% were awarded A* or A
  • 26% students achieved three or more A* grades
  • 65% students achieved three or more A* or A grades

A level results by year

Year (% cumulative) A* A B C D E U
2016 46 81 93 97.4 99.3 99.8 100
2015 40 79 95 99 99.5 100 100
2014 38 77 92 97 100 100 100
2013 33 77 95 99 100 100 100

From 2013, 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 2016

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Art and design 14 3 10 1 0 0 0 0
Biology 49 30 12 5 2 0 0 0
Chemistry 60 11 29 13 4 2 1 0
Chinese 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Classical civilisation 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
Design and technology 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 34 8 14 8 3 1 0 0
English literature 26 13 13 0 0 0 0 0
French 10 3 5 2 0 0 0 0
Further maths 43 29 9 3 1 1 0 0
Geography 28 7 15 5 1 0 0 0
German 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Greek 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
History 29 18 7 2 2 0 0 0
Latin 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 116 64 25 15 6 4 1 1
Physics 30 9 11 5 2 2 1 0
Politics 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Religious studies 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0
Russian 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 479 211 169 63 22 10 3 1

Pre-U results by subject in 2016

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 13 5 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Music 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy & Theology 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 29 13 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology 14 0 0 6 4 1 3 0 0 0
TOTALS 62 20 19 11 6 2 4 0 0 0

A levels completed early by members of the Lower Sixth in 2016

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Polish 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

AS levels for subjects taken in the Upper Sixth in 2016

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
EPQ 11 5 6 0 0 0 0 0
Further maths 18 0 15 1 1 1 0 0
Japanese 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Russian 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 31 5 22 1 2 1 0 0

AS levels taken in the Lower Sixth, by year

Year (% cumulative) A B C D E U
2016 84 94 99 100 100 100
2015 72 88 95 98 100 100
2014 71 90 97 99 100 100
2013 69 87 95 99 100 100

AS levels taken in the Lower Sixth, by subject, 2016

Subject No. of candidates A B C D E U
Biology 49 38 7 3 1 0 0
Classical civilisation 6 5 0 1 0 0 0
French 15 13 1 0 1 0 0
Geography 26 22 2 2 0 0 0
German 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Latin 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 128 120 4 3 1 0 0
Politics 15 9 4 2 0 0 0
Religious studies 16 6 7 2 1 0 0
Spanish 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 276 231 28 13 4 0 0
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