Results & Destinations

Exam Results

A Level Results 2020

At St Lawrence College we primarily follow traditional, academic A Levels as the best route into top universities, with the top two individual performers in 2020 gaining results of A*A*A, A and A*A*A*.

Aggregate A Level results reflect the broad ability of intake, with excellent “value added” across the ability range; to allow comparison with academically selective schools, it is noteworthy that the A*- B % for the top quartile of pupils was 100%, which compares very favourably with academically selective schools around the country. High ability pupils gain excellent results, but pupils of lower ability are also supported to gain the results they need for university.

The A Level results in 2020 represented a record-breaking year and, once again, saw St Lawrence pupils gaining the grades to access a place at top universities for a diverse range of courses, and as usual almost all leavers went on to university. One of our Old Lawrentian students will start at Cambridge this year, but we are also proud of pupils who get places at less elite universities to take appropriate courses, and who may have performed very well in getting grades of CCC, for example. The following table shows some of the 2020 university destinations of our leavers, including the university’s ranking in the Times Higher Education UK league table.

University

Course

Times Ranking

University of Cambridge

History

2

UCL

Engineering (Mechanical)

4

University of Manchester

Law with Politics

8

Durham

Classics

17

Exeter

Natural Sciences

19

St Andrews

Chemistry

28

St Andrews

Computer Science and Philosophy

28

University of Bath

Biomedical Sciences

34

University of Bath

Economics

34

University of Bath

International Management

34

University of Bath

Natural Sciences

34

 

GCSE Results 2020

This was a record-breaking year, with 47% of all grades at 9-7 (the equivalent of A*-A), and 68% at grades 9-6. For a mixed ability school these aggregate results are very good indeed. The top five individual pupils managed 44 top grade 8/9s between them. The overall pass rate (4-9) was 97%.

Results were particularly strong in a number of core academic subjects, with grades 9-7 (A*-A equivalent) of 81% in Biology, 73% in Physics, and 78% in Chemistry.  73% of pupils achieved a grade 6 or above in English; given a number of pupils are second language English speakers, these are very impressive figures. There were also excellent results in option subjects, where 9-6 grades were at 75% in Maths, 75% in Art 75% in Music and 75% in Religious Studies.

For more details of exam results, including results for the past three years, please contact the Academic Deputy Head, Mr Ben Pennells, at brp@slcuk.com.

"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."
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