The Perse School
 

Exam Results

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

In summary

In 2018, 84% of entries were awarded an A* or A grade (or the Pre U equivalent).

Nearly half of all Perse A level results were graded an A* (49%).

In total, 175 students secured 553 A level or Pre U exam passes.

• 119 students (68% of the year group) achieved 3 or more A* / A grades, and 94% of the Upper Sixth achieved at least one A* / A grade.

• More than 60% of Perse students achieved an A* in English Literature, Further Maths, History, Music, Physics, Psychology and Spanish. (In 2018 the national A* average for all subjects was 8%).

• 99% of entries were graded A*- C and 100% of entries were graded A*-E.

A level results by year

Year (% cumulative) A* A B C D E U
2018 49 84 95 99 99.6 100 100
2017 55 88 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.

Our cumulative A level and Pre U results table by subject: A level results 2018 table.

A level results by subject in 2018

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Ancient History 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
Art and design 12 5 2 4 1 0 0 0
Biology 54 26 25 3 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 43 8 17 13 4 0 1 0
Design and technology 7 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
Economics 29 9 13 4 3 0 0 0
English literature 41 27 6 7 1 0 0 0
French 14 5 7 2 0 0 0 0
Further maths 26 20 4 1 1 0 0 0
Geography 16 6 5 4 1 0 0 0
German 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
History 35 22 11 1 1 0 0 0
Italian 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Latin 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 122 57 48 9 5 2 1 0
Politics 15 8 5 2 0 0 0 0
Religious studies 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Russian 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 444 200 166 56 18 2 2 0

Pre-U results by subject in 2018

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 28 13 7 5 1 2 0 0 0 0
Music 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy & Theology 17 2 5 4 2 2 0 0 2 0
Physics 45 14 15 9 1 3 1 0 2 0
Psychology 15 4 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 109 35 37 20 5 7 1 0 4 0

AS levels for subjects taken in the Upper Sixth in 2018

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
EPQ 38 22 13 3 0 0 0 0
Further maths 10 - 9 0 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 48 22 22 3 1 0 0 0

AS Further Maths has a highest grade of A.

A levels completed early by members of the Lower Sixth in 2018

Subject No. of candidates A* A B C D E U
Further maths 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

A levels completed early by members of the Lower School in 2018

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

Pre-U completed early by members of the Lower School in 2018

Subject No. of candidates D1 D2 D3 M1 M2 M3 P1 P2
A level equivalent >A* A* A A/B B B/C C/D D
Mathematics 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

STEP results 2018

Subject No. of candidates S 1 2 3 U
Maths1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Maths2 3 0 2 0 1 0
Maths3 3 0 2 0 1 0
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