Results & Destinations

Exam Results

GCSE Results 2017

Despite the introduction of tougher exams, the top grades at GCSE again increased in 2017, with 13% of all GCSE grades at A*, and 34% of all grades A* or A. STEM subjects featured prominently in the success with Biology gaining 84% A*/A, Chemistry 63%, Physics 68% and Computing 75% A*/A. The top individual pupil gained 11 A*/A, whilst another gained 9 A*/A grades including a prestigious 9 in Maths and A* with Distinction in Further Maths, despite only studying in the UK for two years. Overall 64% of all grades were A*- B and the level of Added Value was high across the ability range.

A Level Results 2017

The A Level results in 2017 again saw an increase in top grades, following on from the previous year’s success, with 30% of all grades at A*/A. The top performer gained four A* grades and will attend Oxford University, whilst eight pupils got at least three A*/A grades.

The results showed success across the range of pupil ability, with 77% of pupils gaining at least one A*-B grade, giving them greater choice when it comes to the next stage of their studies. At St Lawrence we follow traditional, academic A Levels as the best route into top universities, and the STEM results were of particular note; a remarkable 63% of Chemistry grades were A*/A and 63% of Maths grades were A*-B.

It is not surprising therefore that pupils were successful in gaining places at top universities, across a range of subjects, with the table below showing the university destinations of some of our leavers, including the university’s ranking in the Times Higher Education league table. These results are particularly impressive given that St Lawrence has a broad ability range; on a like-for-like basis, they compare very favourably with much more academically selective schools, with 100% of the top third of the year group gaining at least three A*-B grades.

For more details of exam results, including results for the past three years, please contact the Academic Deputy Head, Mr Will Scott, at

Higher Education

St Lawrence leavers are successful in obtaining places at elite UK universities, as well as other universities around the world.

In 2017 we were yet again thrilled by the success of our pupils in successfully gaining places at the top universities and most demanding courses in the country. The range of courses is very broad, with places gained to study Medicine, Engineering, History, Law, Drama, Geography, Modern Languages and Economics, amongst others.

OxfordHistory and Economics1
King's College LondonGeography7
King's College LondonBusiness Management7
ManchesterBiology with a Modern Language8
WarwickLaw & Business Studies10
Glasgow School of ArtFine Art11
DurhamModern Languages & Cultures12
BirminghamInternational Business19
SussexMedical Neuroscience23
East AngliaMedicine25
LeicesterManagement Studies26
Royal HollowayPsychology27
Royal HollowayEnglish & Drama27
Oxford BrookesInternational Hospitality Management=52

"By the time pupils leave the school, they are well rounded, articulate and confident, ready to go into the world prepared to make mature and responsible decisions for their future lives."