Exam Results


Despite new tougher linear A levels and reformed GCSEs our students have risen to this challenge achieving some of the best exam results the school has seen.

There have been too many outstanding performances this year to name them all.

At GCSE level we have achieved our highest ever results, including a record-breaking 8-9 (A*) pass rate of 46%.  That’s an increase of 18 percentage points on last year.

Nearly half of all our grades were at the very highest level. 

For a full breakdown of our results please visit https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/137726/herschel-grammar-school/secondary

This is an amazing achievement considering the tougher, new linear GCSEs.

Our 9-7% pass rate has increased yet again with 69% of passes at this level.  This is a 17% point increase from last year.  Again, another record-breaking achievement.


Our Progress 8* scores sits at +0.97 placing us in the top 1.6% of schools nationally for academic progress and the second best mixed selective school in the country.

Our attainment 8 score was 74.  This means on average the average grade was an impressive 7.4

“We are delighted with the GCSE results this summer and incredibly proud of all our students. The students worked really hard and deserve this success. Many congratulations to them”

Ms Rockall Headteacher


We were also delighted to see so many relieved and very happy faces on A level results day.  For many students this ends 7 years of study with us.  They are about to begin another exciting chapter of their lives, many at prestigious universities or with world leading companies.

Our A*-A % pass rate increased to one of our all-time highs with 39% of all grades at the A*-A level.

This year saw many more students achieving at least 3 A grades or better and the vast majority have gained places in higher education, many in prestigious institutions.


*Progress 8 Score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

**Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.



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