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Exam Results and Destinations

1st in Warwickshire (The Sunday Times Parent Power A Level league tables 2018)

King's High has earned an impressive first place in the county's rankings, ahead of all other Independent and State schools in Warwickshire.  89.7% of exams at A Level achieved grades A*-B; one of the many reasons that led to King’s High being named as The Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year 2019.

“King’s High encourages achievement in multiple spheres of activity, examinations being just one. The result is a vibrant school community, and girls who brim with self-confidence and leave the school ready to make a mark upon society in their chosen field.” The Sunday Times
21st nationally of independent girls’ schools (The Times A Level league tables, 2018)

We are delighted our girls achieve so highly in public exams year on year. Their results ensure that they can continue their education at leading universities and institutions both in the UK and further afield. 

As is typical for our Upper Sixth leavers, around half the girls will be studying humanities, languages, and arts, which includes music conservatoire. Half the girls will be studying STEM subjects, including one girl studying medicine at Cambridge University, and one studying Chemistry at Oxford University, with a choral scholarship as well. 

The GCSE results mirror comments within King’s High’s most recent ISI Inspection Report, such as:

‘Pupils’ exceptional achievements cross a very wide range of academic, creative and sporting activities.’
‘Results in A Level examinations and standardised measures of progress indicate that pupils make excellent progress by the time they leave school compared to the average for pupils of similar abilities.’ 

And the Good Schools Guide report, released in June 2018:

‘King's High is carefully crafting a heady brew for the girls of absolutely top academic aspirations, endless opportunities to develop passions outside of the classroom and a focus on actions that will ground them in the real, inclusive world’.  

A Level results for 2018 were as follows:

  • 64% of all results were graded A to A* 
  • 24% of all results were graded A*
  • 90% of all results were graded A* to B
  • 96% of all results were graded A* to C
  • 100% pass rate overall

In addition:

  • 42% of girls received at least one A*
  • 11% of girls received at least three A*s
  • 89% of girls received at least one A
  • 38% of girls received all A*-A grades
GCSE results for 2018 were as follows:
  • 74% A to A* (9-7 on the numeric grading system)
  • 51% A* (9-8 on the numeric grading system)
  • 99% A*-C (9-4 on the numeric grading system)

In addition:

  • A third of the year group achieved all As/7s or better
  • 10 girls achieved all A*/8 or better
  • 3 girls achieved all A*/9, the very top grades
  • 70% of girls in Biology achieved A*, with over 87% A*-A
  • 80% of girls in Chemistry achieved A*-A
  • 92% of girls in German achieved A*, with 100% A*-A
  • 85% of girls in Music achieved levels 8/9


Following the girls’ exceptional A Level results for 2018, the girls’ university successes are equally impressive:

  • Nearly 90% of girls will be attending their first-choice university.
  • Over 75% of girls will be attending Russell Group universities. 
  • Girls are also taking up places at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the University of East London to study Acting, and the University of Falmouth to study Film.

Once again, girls will be reading a wide-range of different courses - almost 50 in total - including:

Law, International Relations, Philosophy, Geography, Physiotherapy, Management, Chemistry, Psychology, Spanish, Materials Science, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, English Literature, History, and Archaeology.  

7 girls have also been accepted for Medicine and 1 for Veterinary Science.

As is usual for Upper Sixth leavers, roughly 50% are studying arts, languages, and humanities, with around 50% studying STEM subjects.

Our top ten destinations are:

Bristol, Exeter, York, Durham, Leeds, Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, King’s College, London, Manchester

Other recent destinations include: Aberystwyth, Aston, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Brighton, British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM London), Brunel, Cambridge, Cardiff, Central St Martins, London, Chester, Coventry, Dundee, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucestershire, Goldsmiths, University of London, Guildford School of Acting, Surrey, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, Heriot-Watt, Hull, Imperial College, London, Keele, Kent, LAMDA, Lancaster, University of Law, Leeds Beckett, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, London College of Fashion, London Metropolitan University, London School of Economics, Loughborough, Manchester, National Centre for Circus Arts, New College of the Humanities, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham Trent, Northumbria, Open University, Oxford, Oxford Aviation Academy, Oxford Brookes, Oxford School of Drama, Plymouth, Queen Mary University, London, Reading, Richmond, Roehampton, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Royal Holloway, London, Royal Veterinary College, London, St Andrews, St George's, University of London, Surrey, Sussex, Swansea, University College, London, University of the Arts, London, University of the West of England, Bristol, Warwick, Warwickshire College, Worcester, Hull, York Medical School, British Columbia, Canada, McGill, Canada, Sophia University, Bulgaria.

 ‘Pupils develop key skills for the future, including confidence, reliance and perseverance.’ Most Recent ISI Inspection Report 2017