Results & Destinations

Exam Results

GCSE Results 2019

Despite the introduction of tougher exams over the past few years, the top grades at GCSE remained strong, with 32% of all grades at 9-7 (the equivalent of A*-A), 65% at A*-B equivalent, and 54% at grades 9-6. For a mixed ability school these aggregate results are very good indeed. The top five individual pupils managed 34 top grade 8/9s between them. The overall pass rate (4-9) was 91%.

Results were particularly strong in a number of core academic subjects, with grades 9-7 (A*-A equivalent) of 73% in Biology, 68% in Physics, and 65% in Chemistry. Over 70% 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 Religious Studies, 67% in Music and 67% in Art.

A Level Results 2019

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 2019 gaining results of A*A*A and A*AA.

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 83%, which compares 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.

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

Higher Education

The A Level results in 2019 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. There are currently three former pupils who are undergraduates at Oxford University, 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. The following table shows some of the 2019 university destinations of our leavers, including the university’s ranking in the Times Higher Education league table.

University

Course

Russell Group?

Times Ranking

Durham

Classics

Y

7

Durham

Business and Management

Y

7

UCL

German and History

Y

8

UCL

Chemical Engineering

Y

8

Warwick

Physics

Y

10

Queen Mary, University of London

Psychology

Y

14

Bristol

Economics and Finance

Y

19

Bristol

Modern Languages

Y

19

Newcastle

Mechanical Engineering

Y

21

Cardiff

Software Engineering

Y

32

KCL

Electronic Engineering

Y

35

"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."
ISI INSPECTION REPORT 2015