Academic Results

“The pupils’ achievement is strongly supported by their highly positive attitudes to learning, their excellent behaviour and the relationship they develop with many of their teachers.” - ISI Inspection

GCSE - a ten year view

  A* % A*+A% A* to B% A*-C %
2016 60 87.5 98 99.6
2015 61.1 87.2 98 99.6
2014 48.1 79.4 94.6 99.3
2013 53.3 84.1 95.9 99
2012 48.8 81.9 96.4 99.6
2011 46.8 81.6 96.9 99.8
2010 42.5 80.4 96 99.7
2009 41.6 78.1 95.1 99.1
2008 44.8 80.5 98 99.6
2007 34.7 75.7 95.6 99.2

GCSE 2016 (by subject)

  A* A B C D E Candidates
Art  6 13 11 1 - - 31
Biology (iGCSE) 94 40 9 - - - 143
Chemistry (iGCSE) 105 24 12 1 - 1 143
Chinese  19 6 1 1 - - 27
Classical Civilisation 5 5 7 - 1 - 18
DT 5 21 12 - - - 38
Drama - 6 7 2 - - 15
Electronics 19 6 2 3 - - 30
English (iGCSE) 109 42 26 2 - - 179
English Literature (iGCSE) 104 55 13 6 1 - 179
French (iGCSE) 77 36 8 4 1 - 126
Geography (iGCSE) 69 29 5 - - - 103
German (iGCSE) 17 10 4 2 1 - 34
Greek 8 2 - - 1 - 11
History (iGCSE) 67 48 17 3 - - 135
Italian 2 - - - - - 2
Latin 49 14 3 1 1 - 68
Maths (iGCSE) 109 53 17 - - - 179
Music 3 10 7 - - - 20
Physics (iGCSE) 106 29 7 1 - - 143
RS  29 26 14 - - - 69
Science Dual Award 1 (iGCSE) 27 7 2 - - - 36
Science Dual Award 2 (iGCSE) 20 11 3 2 - - 36
Russian 2 - - - - - 2
Spanish (iGCSE) 30 3 2 - - - 35
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 38 9 6 1 1 55
Totals  1081 496 189 29 6 1 1802
%: 60.0 27.5 10.5 1.6 0.3 0.1  
Cumulative:   87.5 98.0 99.6 99.9 100.0  

§ Most boys in the top two Maths sets took the OCR Freestanding Additional Maths Qualification alongside their iGCSE in Maths. As it isn't a GCSE it is not included in the totals and percentages above. In addition to the FSMQ results above, there was one U grade.

Figures as at 17 October 2016, and subject to change following marking review appeals.

Number sitting GCSEs 179
% of passes at grade A* 60.0%
% of passes at grades A* and A 87.5%
% of passes at grades A* to B 98.0%
% of passes at grades A* to C 99.6%
% of passes at grades A* to G 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A*to C including English and Maths 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to G 100%
   
Number of boys with 11 A*s 5
Number of boys with 10 A*s or more 22
Number of boys with 9 A*s or more 49
Number of boys with 8 A*s or more 66
Number of boys with 7 A*s or more 88

82 boys gained all their GCSE passes at grade A* or A.

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“These results are outstanding. This year group has exceeded the record set in 2015 for the percentage of passes receiving A* and A grades, at a magnificent 87.3%. 22 boys gained ten or more A* grades and 82 boys, nearly half of the year group, received all their GCSE passes at A* or A. Equally impressive are the very many boys who have improved hugely on their January mock exam results to bring in a haul of very strong grades: a testament to the hard work that has taken place at home and at school.

There is real strength across all subjects. Chemistry and Physics see over two thirds of boys with the top A* grade, as do Spanish and Latin. All boys take English, English Literature and Maths and the results were once again excellent with 107, 104 and 109 A* grades respectively and of the 179 boys taking Maths iGCSE all received grades A* to B.

These results together with our inspiring extra-curricular offering reflect the superb balance that an Abingdon education provides.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Number of boys sitting A Levels: 139
% of passes at grade A*:   18%
% of passes at grade A* and A: 56.5%
% of passes at grades A* to B: 84.3%
% of passes at grades A* to C: 94.7%
% of passes at grades A* to E: 99.8%
Number of boys with 4 Grade A*s or more: 2
Number of boys with 3 Grade A*s or more: 7
Number of boys with 2 Grade A*s or more: 23
52 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at grade A or A*  

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“This set of A level results sees almost 40% of the boys gaining A* or A grades in three or more subjects and complements the wide-ranging achievements of a talented year group. Their enthusiasm to seize the many opportunities available to them and their determination to work hard to achieve the best they can will ensure they have a very bright future ahead. I wish the boys and their families all the very best and I thank them and the staff at Abingdon for all their hard work.

These results illustrate that Abingdon does what it sets out to do very well – to provide the best in all aspects of education. This year students have reached the national finals of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition, the Institute of Financial Services Student Investor Challenge, the Institute of Charted Accountants National Business Game, BASE, the Air Squadron Trophy competition and the UK Young Enterprise competition.

Individuals have won a number of prestigious awards ranging from the inaugural Young Walter Scott Prize at the Borders Book Festival, an Organ Scholarship to St John's College Cambridge, the Sir John Thomson Memorial Sword and the De Havilland Medal for a member of the CCF and Oxford University’s National French Film competition.

Abingdon’s sporting reputation goes from strength to strength. In the international arena, boys represented their country at hockey, rugby, fencing, kayaking, triathlon and windsurfing and rowers competed for Great Britain and England this summer.  The Joint Head of School broke the World Record for indoor rowing 5000m and numerous boys play at county and regional level across all sports. 

Over the summer boys are taking part in a myriad of activities including trekking in Vietnam, a geography fieldtrip to India, sailing in Greece, RAF summer camp and CCF adventure training camp plus DofE walking in Glencoe. 

It is the seizing of opportunity and the determination to do their best that makes Abingdonians stand out. It has been my privilege to watch this A level cohort embrace all that is on offer at Abingdon and to see them mature as they have moved up the school. I wish them every success as they take the next step.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Results as of 17 October 2016.

Results by year

  A*+A% A* to B% A* % A%
2016 56.5 84.3 18 38.6
2015 62.7 90.6 24.1 38.6
2014 66.6 87.1 32.8 33.8
2013 62.9 90.4 25 37.9
2012 74 92.7 28 46
2011 66.2 90 25.9 40.3
2010 70.3 91.9 23.9 46.4
2009 66.4 90.2 n/a 66.4
2008 64.1 86.9 n/a 64.1
2007 73.4 92.6 n/a 73.4
2006 63 90 n/a 63
2005 51 81.4 n/a 51

Results by subject

  A* A B C D E U Candidates
Ancient History 2 9 5 1 - - - 17
Art 1 1 1 - - - - 3
Biology 9 8 8 3 1 1 - 30
Business Studies 3 2 3 - - - - 8
Chemistry 5 27 12 7 2 1 1 55
Chinese - 1 1 - - - - 2
DT - 1 1 - - - - 2
Economics 1 17 22 6 - - - 46
English 1 10 3 2 - - - 16
Maths 23 30 11 7 5 1 - 77
Further Maths 8 9 6 1 1 - - 25
French - 2 5 3 1 - - 11
Geography 3 12 14 5 1 - - 35
German - - - - 1 1 - 2
Greek 1 2 - - - - - 3
History 6 14 10 2 - - - 32
Latin 1 1 5 1 - - - 8
Music 2 2 - - - - - 4
Politics (at St Helen's) 2 1 5 3 - - - 11
Physics 9 15 8 3 - 2 - 37
Philosophy 2 4 1 1 2 1 - 11
Russian - 2 - - - - - 2
Psychology - - - 2 1 1 - 4
Spanish - 2 1 - - - - 3
Theatre Studies (with St Helen's) 2 2 3 - - - - 7
Totals 81 174 125 47 15 8 1 451
% 18 38.6 27.7 10.4 3.3 1.8 0.2  
Cumulative   56.5 84.3 94.7 98.0 99.8 100.00  

Figures as at 17 October 2016.

GCSE - a ten year view

  A*
%
A*+A
%
A* to B
%
A*-C
%
2015 60 86.9 97.9 99.6
2014 48.1 79.4 94.6 99.3
2013 53.3 84.1 95.9 99
2012 48.8 81.9 96.4 99.6
2011 46.8 81.6 96.9 99.8
2010 42.5 80.4 96 99.7
2009 41.6 78.1 95.1 99.1
2008 44.8 80.5 98 99.6
2007 34.7 75.7 95.6 99.2
2006 30.7 66.1 91.5 98.7

GCSE 2015 (by subject)

  A* A B C D E Candidates
Art  8 9 10 - - - 27
Biology (iGCSE) 82 47 19 1 - - 149
Chemistry (iGCSE) 102 35 11 1 - - 149
Chinese  15 5 2 - - - 22
Classical Civilisation 5 4 4 3 2 - 18
DT 17 14 9 - - - 40
Drama 9 10 5 1 - - 25
Electronics 8 6 1 - - - 15
English (iGCSE) 120 43 17 5 2 - 187
English Literature (iGCSE) 111 44 27 4 1 - 187
French (iGCSE) 80 31 17 3 - - 131
Geography (iGCSE) 75 41 12 1 - - 129
German (iGCSE) 22 10 9 3 - - 44
Greek 9 1 - - 1 - 11
History (iGCSE) 84 47 16 2 - - 149
Latin 38 16 7 3 - 1 65
Maths (iGCSE) 116 56 15 - - - 187
Music 5 5 2 - - - 12
Physics (iGCSE) 116 31 2 - - - 149
RS  22 22 13 3 - - 60
Science Dual Award 1 (iGCSE) 28 8 2 - - - 38
Science Dual Award 2 (iGCSE) 18 13 6 1 - - 38
Russian 2 - - - - - 2
Spanish (iGCSE) 35 6 1 - - - 42
Thai - 1 - - - - 1
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 38 6 - 1 3 48
Totals  1127 505 207 31 6 1 1877
%: 60 26.9 11 1.7 0.3 0.1  
  Cumulative:  86.9 97.9 99.6 99.9 100  

§ Most boys in the top two Maths sets took the OCR Freestanding Additional Maths Qualification alongside their iGCSE in Maths. As it isn't a GCSE it is not included in the totals and percentages above. Not included in the FSMQ stats above is one U grade.

Figures as at 20 Aug 2015, subject to change following marking review appeals.

Number sitting GCSEs: 187
% of passes at grade A* 60.0%
% of passes at grades A* and A 86.9%
% of passes at grades A* to B 97.9%
% of passes at grades A* to C 99.6%
% of passes at grades A* to G 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C including English and Maths 98.9%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to G 100%
   
Number of boys with 11 A*s 3
Number of boys with 10 A*s or more 32
Number of boys with 9 A*s or more 55
Number of boys with 8 A*s or more 73
Number of boys with 7 A*s or more 93

95 boys gained all their GCSE passes at grade A* or A.

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

"These results are truly exceptional. 60% of passes were awarded the top A* grade, which is the best result the School has ever had. A stunning 32 boys gained 10 or more A* grades and 95 boys, over half of the year group, gained all their GCSE passes at A* or A. What a superb achievement. Many congratulations to boys, staff and their families.

The results are tremendous across all subjects. In many, including Chemistry, Physics and Spanish iGCSEs, over two thirds of boys were awarded the top grade. Students taking Physics did particularly well with 99% of passes at A* or A and Spanish 98%. All boys take English and Maths and the results were excellent with 120 and 116 A* grades respectively and of the 187 boys taking Maths iGCSE all received grades A* to B.

Abingdon achieves an impressive balance, not only in terms of these excellent results across all departments but also between academic and extra-curricular activities where the same high standards prevail."

This very talented cohort of boys will go on to study a wide variety of A Levels at Abingdon. There are 26 subjects currently available including all of the Russell Group’s ‘facilitating subjects’. We pride ourselves on meeting the vast majority of combinations of subjects that our boys wish to study, fitting the timetable around their choices rather than vice versa.

The boys will be the first to follow Abingdon’s new sixth form curriculum, which has embraced the changes to A Levels introduced at a national level, and will be completely ‘linear’ from September 2015. This means that there will be no AS examinations at the end of the first year. We are tremendously excited by the opportunities this offers and we are certain that the route we are choosing gives Abingdonians the best of all worlds - a breadth of rigorous academic study within a framework that has been freed from the limiting nature of the bite-sized, modular system giving sixth form pupils the space and time to explore their subjects properly.

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Results by year

  A* % A % A*+A% A* to B% Average
Passes/Candidate
2015 23.4 39.0 62.4 90.4 3.3
2014 32.8 33.8 66.6 87.1 3.3
2013 25 37.9 62.9 90.4 3.4
2012 28 46 74 92.7 3.4
2011 25.9 40.3 66.2 90 3.4
2010 23.9 46.4 70.3 91.9 3.5
2009 n/a 66.4 66.4 90.2 3.4
2008 n/a 64.1 64.1 86.9 3.6
2007 n/a 73.4 73.4 92.6 3.5
2006 n/a 63 63 90 3.6
2005 n/a 51 51 81.4 3.4

Results by subject

  A* A B C D E U Candidates
Ancient History 3 1 3 - - - - 7
Art 3 - 3 - - - - 6
Biology 5 9 10 3 2 - - 29
Business Studies 2 5 2 - - - - 9
Chemistry 14 22 17 3 2 -   58
Chinese - 5 2 - - - - 7
Creative Writing 1 - 1 - - - - 2
DT 2 - 5 1 - - - 8
Economics 4 28 18 5 2 - - 57
English 10 8 7 1 - - - 26
Maths 25 31 23 2 3 2 1 87
Further Maths 9 12 2 - - - - 23
French 5 5 3 - - - - 13
Geography 3 20 12 3 - - - 38
German - 1 3 1 - - - 5
Greek 1 2 - - - - - 3
History 10 15 12 1 - - - 38
Latin 4 5 - - - - - 9
Music 1 2 - - - - - 3
Politics (at St Helen's) 3 3 4 1 3 - - 14
Physics 11 19 12 4 1 - - 47
Philosophy and RS 1 2 6 2 2 1 - 14
Russian 1 2 - - - - - 3
Psychology - - 1 3 1 1 - 6
Spanish 3 9 2 - - - - 14
Theatre Studies (with St Helen's) 3 1 1 - - - - 5
Totals 124 207 149 30 16 4 1 531
% 23.4 39.0 28.1 5.6 3.0 0.8 0.2  
Cumulative   62.4 90.4 96.0 99.1 99.8 100.00  

Figures as at 6 September 2015.

Number of boys sitting A Levels: 161
% of passes at grade A*:   23.4%
% of passes at grade A* and A: 62.4%
% of passes at grades A* to B: 90.4%
% of passes at grades A* to C: 96.0%
% of passes at grades A* to E: 99.8%
Number of boys with 5 Grade A*s or more: 1
Number of boys with 4 Grade A*s or more: 7
Number of boys with 3 Grade A*s or more: 13
Number of boys with 2 Grade A*s or more: 27
67 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at grade A or A*  


The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“I congratulate the boys and staff on an excellent set of results that represent the culmination of much hard work over many years. Results such as these are not achieved lightly and the boys fully deserve recognition of their talent, effort and determination. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

17 August 2015

Following last week's excellent set of A Level results, the vast majority of boys have secured their first choice for further education including Choral and Organ Scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge, the study of composition at The Royal Academy of Music, places at prestigious U.S. colleges and at a wealth of Russell Group universities and other impressive institutions. Boys will go on to study a wide range of subjects including: Medicine at Queen Mary’s, Birmingham, Southampton, Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol, Engineering and the Sciences at amongst others UCL and Imperial plus Economics and Law at the LSE. Exeter, Bristol and Durham remain popular for a variety of courses including Foreign Languages as are Oxford and Cambridge where boys have won places for PPE, Modern Languages, History, Geography, Economics, Engineering, Classics, Chemistry, Law, Computer Sciences and Music.

We also celebrate the success of sixth former Anthony Bracey who was part of the UK’s team of four who won the prestigious International Linguistic Olympiad in Bulgaria at the end of July. This was the first ever win for the UK, competing against 170 competitors from 79 countries.

This summer, sixth formers have run camps for children in Moldova, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, taken part in field trips to India and Honduras and our sportsmen have competed or trained in Australia, New Zealand, Rio, France, Greece, Slovenia and in the UK at Cowes. In the international arena, four Abingdon rowers represented Great Britain and England and an Abingdon pupil won the U18 Marathon Kayak Junior European Championships for Great Britain.

 

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Number sitting GCSEs: 152
% of passes at grade A* 48.1%
% of passes at grades A* and A 79.4%
% of passes at grades A* to B 94.6%
% of passes at grades A* to C 99.3%
% of passes at grades A* to G 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A*to C including English and Maths 99.3%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to G 100% 
   
Number of boys with 11 A*s 1
Number of boys with 10 A*s or more 12
Number of boys with 9 A*s or more 28
Number of boys with 8 A*s or more 38
Number of boys with 7 A*s or more 44

59 boys gained all their GCSE passes at grade A* or A.

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“We are delighted to follow last week’s very impressive set of A level results with these excellent GCSE results. Almost 80% of all passes were awarded an A* or an A grade and across a wide-range of subjects including English and Maths, the sciences, modern languages, History and Greek. Many congratulations to all the boys and staff.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

GCSE - a ten year view

  A*
%
A*+A
%
A* to B
%
A* to C
%
2014 48.1 79.4 94.6 99.3
2013 53.3 84.1 95.9 99
2012 48.8 81.9 96.4 99.6
2011 46.8 81.6 96.9 99.8
2010 42.5 80.4 96 99.7
2009 41.6 78.1 95.1 99.1
2008 44.8 80.5 98 99.6
2007 34.7 75.7 95.6 99.2
2006 30.7 66.1 91.5 98.7
2005 33.1 69.2 91.8 99

GCSE 2014 (by department)

  A* A B C D E Candidates
Art 8 9 7 - - - 24
Biology (iGCSE) 51 38 13 6 - - 108
Chemistry (iGCSE) 64 26 11 6 1 - 108
Chinese (iGCSE) 24 6 - - - - 30
Classical Civilisation 3 9 8 2 2 - 24
DT 8 14 6 1 - - 29
Drama 1 8 6 5 - - 20
Electronics 1 2 2 2 - - 7
English (iGCSE) 96 40 11 4 - 1 152
English Literature (iGCSE) 69 53 19 7 3 1 152
French (iGCSE) 48 19 16 9 - - 92
Geography (iGCSE) 38 38 16 3 1 - 96
German (iGCSE) 18 14 7 1 - - 40
Greek 7 3 2 - - - 12
History (iGCSE) 54 34 15 4 1 - 107
Latin 21 14 6 3 1 - 45
Maths (iGCSE) 71 52 25 4 - - 152
Music 6 5 3 - - - 14
Physics (iGCSE) 73 23 12 - - - 108
RS 23 31 19 6 - - 79
Science Dual Award 1 (iGCSE) 17 11 15 1 - - 44
Science Dual Award 2 (iGCSE) 10 16 12 6 - - 44
Russian 3 - - - - - 3
Spanish (iGCSE) 22 13 2 2 - - 39
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 28 5 1 5 2 41
Totals 736 478 233 71 9 2 1529
%: 48.1 31.3 15.2 4.6 0.6 0.1  
  Cumulative: 79.4 94.6 99.3 99.9 100.0  

§ Most boys in the top two Maths sets took the OCR Freestanding Additional Maths Qualification alongside their iGCSE in Maths.
As it isn't a GCSE it is not included in the totals and percentages above

Final results as at 7 Nov 2014

Number of boys sitting A Levels: 150
% of passes at grade A*:   32.8%
% of passes at grade A* and A: 66.6%
% of passes at grades A* to B: 87.1%
% of passes at grades A* to C: 96.4%
% of passes at grades A* to E: 99.8%
Number of boys with 5 Grade A*s or more: 1
Number of boys with 4 Grade A*s or more: 13
Number of boys with 3 Grade A*s or more: 23
Number of boys with 2 Grade A*s or more: 44
69 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at grade A or A*  

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“A tremendous set of results with an exceptional 33% of all passes being awarded an A*; very many congratulations to boys, their families and our staff.

For the fourth consecutive year, over a quarter of all A level passes achieved the highest grade and well over 60% of all passes have gained an A* or an A. To achieve such excellent results so consistently is very impressive and a great credit to pupils and teachers.

Our aim at Abingdon is to achieve the highest academic standards alongside a broad and stimulating education experience. Many of the boys receiving results today will also have spent time this summer performing in a music tour of Barcelona, rowing with the junior GB team in Germany, running a summer school for children in Moldova, representing the UK in the International Linguistic Olympiad or taking part in CCF camps or DofE expeditions. They thoroughly deserve to celebrate all these achievements.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Results by year

  A* % A % A*+A% A* to B% Average
Passes/Candidate
2014 32.8 33.8 66.6 87.1 3.3
2013 25 37.9 62.9 90.4 3.4
2012 28 46 74 92.7 3.4
2011 25.9 40.3 66.2 90 3.4
2010 23.9 46.4 70.3 91.9 3.5
2009 n/a 66.4 66.4 90.2 3.4
2008 n/a 64.1 64.1 86.9 3.6
2007 n/a 73.4 73.4 92.6 3.5
2006 n/a 63 63 90 3.6
2005 n/a 51 51 81.4 3.4

Results by subject

  A* A B C D E U Candidates
Ancient History 2 3 3 - - - - 8
Art 4 4 - - - - - 8
Biology 9 9 8 4 - - - 30
Business Studies - 1 1 1 - - - 3
Chemistry 17 20 15 6 2 - 1 61
Chinese - 7 - - - - - 7
DT - 2 2 - - - - 4
Economics 11 19 8 4 2 - - 44
English 12 5 1 - - - - 18
Maths 33 15 19 7 1 5 - 80
Further Maths 16 8 2 1 - - - 27
French 2 9 8 2 1 - - 22
Geography 7 11 12 6 2 - - 38
German - 1 - 1 2 - - 4
Greek 4 4 - - - - - 8
History 7 18 4 2 - - - 31
Latin 7 5 2 - - - - 14
Music 1 2 - - - - - 3
Politics (at St Helen's) 1 2 1 1 - - - 4
Physics 26 9 7 6 2 - - 50
RS 1 7 6 1 - - - 15
Russian - 2 - - - - - 2
Psychology - - 1 3 - - - 4
Spanish 2 3 1 1 - - - 7
Theatre Studies (with St Helen's) 1 2 1 - - - - 4
Totals 163 167 103 46 12 5 1 497
% 32.8 33.8 20.5 9.3 2.4 1.0 0.2  
Cumulative   66.0 87.1 96.4 98.8 99.8 100.0  

Final figures as at 7 Nov 2014.

Number sitting GCSEs: 155
   
% of passes at grade A* 52.8%
% of passes at grades A* and A 84.0%
% of passes at grades A* to B 95.9%
% of passes at grades A* to C 99.0%
% of passes at grades A* to G 100%
   
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C including English and Maths 98.7%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to G 100%
   
Number of boys with 11 A*s 1
Number of boys with 10 A*s or more 14
Number of boys with 9 A*s or more 34
Number of boys with 8 A*s or more 53
Number of boys with 7 A*s or more 66

63 boys gained all their GCSE passes at grade A* or A 

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

'This is Abingdon’s best-ever set of GCSE results with over half of all the exams taken gaining an A* grade - a tremendous achievement. 63 boys passed all their exams with A*s and As. In addition, 13 of the subjects taken were iGCSEs, considered to be more academically rigorous than the GCSE, which makes this set of results even more impressive. Many congratulations to all the boys, their families and to the Abingdon staff.

The 2013 GCSE and A level results are the culmination of a wonderful year for Abingdon with boys not only winning places at top UK and U.S. universities, but also representing the country at Geography and Linguistics Olympiads and in national sporting squads for rowing, hockey and rugby. With the new Science Centre opening in 2015 and the acquisition of the lease for the Tilsley Park Sports Centre, it is a very exciting time in Abingdon’s history.'

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

  A* A* and A A*, A and B A* - C
2013 53.1% 84.2% 95.9% 99.0%
2012 48.8% 81.9% 96.4% 99.6%
2011 46.8% 81.6% 96.9% 99.8%
2010 42.5% 80.4% 96.0% 99.7%
2009 41.6% 78.1% 95.1% 99.1%
2008 44.8% 80.5% 98.0% 99.6%
2007 34.7% 75.7% 95.6% 99.2%
2006 30.7% 66.1% 91.5% 98.7%

 

  A* A B C D E Candidates
Art  8 7 13 5     33
Biology (iGCSE) 56 39 21 3 1   120
Chemistry (iGCSE) 76 25 15 4     120
Chinese 23 4 2       29
Classical Civilisation   5 3 1 2 2 13
DT 17 10 6 1     34
Drama 1 7 7 2 1   18
Electronics 3 4 5 3 1   16
English (iGCSE) 87 52 12 3 1   155
English Literature (iGCSE) 80 46 21 7 1   155
French (iGCSE) 69 25 12 3   1 110
Geography (iGCSE) 49 42 13 4 1   109
German (iGCSE) 9 13 6 1     29
Greek 5 1         6
History (iGCSE) 74 39 9 2 2   126
Italian 2           2
Latin 28 10 2       40
Maths (iGCSE) 87 55 11 1 1   155
Music 5 6 1       12
Physics 75 35 8 2     120
RS  15 22 3 2     42
Russian 3           3
Science Dual Award 1 (iGCSE) 17 10 6 1 1   35
Science Dual Award 2 (iGCSE) 7 19 6 2 1   35
Spanish (iGCSE) 28 6   1     35
 
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 33 7 3 3 1 47
     
Totals  824 482 182 49 12 3 1552
% 53.1 31.1 11.7 3.2 0.8 0.2  
Cumulative   84.2 95.9 99.0 99.8 100.0  

§ The top two Maths sets took the OCR Freestanding Additional Maths Qualification alongside their iGCSE in Maths.
As it isn't a GCSE it is not included in the totals and percentages above.

Results as at 1 November 2013

Number of boys sitting A Levels: 152
% of passes at grade A*: 25.2%
% of passes at grade A* and A: 63.5%
% of passes at grades A* to B: 90.4%
% of passes at grades A* to C: 96.9%
% of passes at grades A* to E: 100%
Number of boys with 5 Grade A*s or more: 1
Number of boys with 4 Grade A*s or more: 6
Number of boys with 3 Grade A*s or more: 17
Number of boys with 2 Grade A*s or more: 36

72 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at grade A or A*.

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“This is an excellent set of A level results following much hard work from the boys and Abingdon staff and tremendous support from the boys’ families. The results reflect academic strength across the curriculum with very impressive achievements in the sciences and maths and a stunning 50%, of the 30 boys who took History, gaining an A* grade. This is a multi-talented and very successful year group. I congratulate the boys and wish them every success for the future.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Results by year

  A* % A % A*+A % A* to B % Average
passes /
candidate
2013 25.3 38.1 63.5 90.4 3.4
2012 28.6 45.5 74.1 92.9 3.4
2011 25.9 40.3 66.2 90.0 3.4
2010 23.98 46.42 70.4 91.9 3.5
2009 - 66.4 66.4 90.2 3.4
2008 - 64.1 64.1 86.89 3.6
2007 - 73.4 73.4 92.6 3.5
2006 - 63 63 90 3.6
2005 - 51 51 81.4 3.4

Results by subject

  A* A B C D E U Candidates
Ancient History 1 3 4 - - - - 8
Art  1 4 6 2 2 - - 15
Biology 11 14 7 3 2 1 - 38
Chemistry  18 25 11 2 3 - - 59
Chinese - 4 - - - - - 4
DT 2 1 3 - - - - 6
Economics 3 24 14 4 - - - 45
English 4 9 7 - - - - 20
Maths 32 28 15 3 1 1 - 80
Further Maths 10 6 5 3 - - - 24
French 2 10 6 - - - - 18
Geography 6 18 16 - - - - 40
German - 4 - 2 - - - 6
Greek 2 2 2 - - - - 6
History 15 4 10 1 - - - 30
Latin 5 3 3 - - - - 11
Music 2 2 2 - - - - 6
Politics † 1 1 2 2 - - - 6
Physics 13 24 12 5 4 - - 58
Psychology - - 3 1 1 - - 5
RS  - 3 4 5 1 - - 13
Spanish 1 2 - - - - - 3
Theatre Studies ‡ - 3 5 - - - - 8
Totals 129 194 137 33 14 2 0 509
% 25.3 38.1 26.9 6.5 2.8 0.4 0.0  
Cumulative   63.5 90.4 96.9 99.6 100.0 100.0  

† at St Helen's
‡ with St Helen's

As at 1 November 2013

  A* A* and A A*, A and B A* - C avg GCSE points per candidate§
2012 48.8% 81.9% 96.4% 99.6% 80.2
2011 46.8% 81.6% 96.9% 99.8% 79.96
2010 42.5% 80.4% 96.0% 99.7% 71.7
2009 41.6% 78.1% 95.1% 99.1% 70.5
2008 44.8% 80.5% 98.0% 99.6% 72.4
2007 34.7% 75.7% 95.6% 99.2% 67.0
2006 30.7% 66.1% 91.5% 98.7% 65.3

§ GCSE scoring: A*=8, A=7 etc.

  A* A B C D E Candidates
Art  15 12 10 1     38
Biology 62 47 23 6     138
Chemistry (iGCSE) 80 40 14 4     138
Chinese 20 3         23
Classical Civilisation 4 8 4 2     18
DT 6 14 4 2     26
Drama 1 4 6 2     13
Electronics 2 6 6 1 1   16
English (iGCSE) 99 32 18 4     153
English Literature (iGCSE) 41 63 43 6     153
French (iGCSE) 61 34 9 6 1   111
Geography (iGCSE) 45 51 13       109
German (iGCSE) 19 9 6       34
Greek 9 0 0 1 1   11
History (iGCSE) 66 41 8 2 1   118
Latin 28 17 13 2 1   61
Maths (iGCSE) 85 54 13 1     153
Music 8 2 2       12
Physics 66 43 21 8     138
RS  72 64 15 2     153
Russian 1           1
Science 2 2 8 3     15
Additional Science 5 3 6 1     15
Spanish (iGCSE) 27 10 2 2 0 1 42
 
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 30 2 2 5 4 43
     
Totals  824 559 245 55 5 1 1689
% 48.79 33.10 14.51 3.26 0.30 0.06  
Cumulative   81.89 96.40 99.66 99.96 100.00  

§ The top two Maths sets took the OCR Freestanding Additional Maths Qualification alongside their iGCSE in Maths.
As it isn't a GCSE it is not included in the totals and percentages above.

Final results (post appeal)

Number sitting GCSEs: 153
   
% of passes at grade A* 48.8%
% of passes at grades A* and A 81.9%
% of passes at grades A* to B 96.4%
% of passes at grade A* to C 99.6%
% of passes at grade A* to G 100%
   
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to C 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A*to C including English and Maths 100%
% of pupils gaining at least 5 passes A* to G 100%
   
Number of boys with 12A*s 2
Number of boys with 11A*s or more 13
Number of boys with 10 A*s or more 29
Number of boys with 9 A*s or more 39
Number of boys with 8 A*s or more 50
Number of boys with 7 A*s or more 60

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

‘These results are outstanding with close to 50% of all passes being awarded the top A* grade.  It is particularly impressive when you consider the number of iGCSEs studied by Abingdon boys.  The iGCSE is considered to be more demanding than GCSEs and is currently taken in ten subjects at Abingdon, increasing to twelve next year.  Seven subjects reported their best ever results at iGCSE with English achieving a remarkable 98 A*s.  Many, many congratulations to all the boys and their families and to the Abingdon staff.’

See the statistics showing a breakdown of the results by subject.

Results by year

  A* % A % A*+A % A* to B % Average
passes /
candidate
2012 28.6 45.5 74.1 92.9 3.4
2011 25.9 40.3 66.2 90.0 3.4
2010 23.98 46.42 70.4 91.9 3.5
2009 - 66.4 66.4 90.2 3.4
2008 - 64.1 64.1 86.89 3.6
2007 - 73.4 73.4 92.6 3.5
2006 - 63 63 90 3.6
2005 - 51 51 81.4 3.4

Results by subject

  A* A B C D E U Candidates
Ancient History 3 9 - - - - - 12
Art  4 6 2 - - - - 12
Biology 3 15 9 1 1 1 1 31
Business Studies 1 2 1 1 - - - 5
Chemistry  14 30 12 5 - - - 61
Chinese 1 4 - - - - - 5
DT 3 - - - - - - 3
Economics 5 27 11 2 - - - 45
English 5 4 3 1 - - - 13
Maths 41 31 12 3 - - - 87
Further Maths 15 10 6 2 2 - - 35
French 5 8 3 - - - - 16
Geography 5 13 7 3 - - - 28
German - - 2 1 - - - 3
Greek 2 1 - - - - - 3
History 5 22 4 2 - - - 33
Latin 1 3 3 2 - - - 9
Music 1 2 - - - - - 3
Politics † - 2 4 1 - - - 7
Physics 15 24 9 1 1 - - 50
RS  5 5 3 4 - - - 17
Russian 2 1 - - - - - 3
Spanish 2 2 1 - - - - 5
Theatre Studies ‡ 2 2 - - - - - 4
Totals 140 223 92 29 4 1 1 490
% 28.57 45.51 18.78 5.92 0.82 0.2 0.2  
Cumulative   74.08 92.86 98.78 99.6 99.8 100  

† at St Helen's
‡ with St Helen's

Final results (post appeal)

16 August 2012

Number of boys sitting A Levels: 144
% of passes at grade A*: 28.6%
% of passes at grade A* and A: 74.1%
% of passes at grades A* to B: 92.9%
% of passes at grades A* to C: 98.8%
% of passes at grades A* to E: 99.8%
Number of boys with 5 Grade A*s or more: 1
Number of boys with 4 Grade A*s or more: 7
Number of boys with 3 Grade A*s or more: 16
Number of boys with 2 Grade A*s or more: 33

80 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at grade A or A*.

The Head, Miss Felicity Lusk, said:

“This year’s results equal the School’s best-ever performance at A level with the highest-ever percentage of passes awarded the A* grade. 80 boys gained 3 or more A level passes at A* or A which is outstanding. Results like these do not come easily and represent years of hard work from boys and staff and support from their families.  These results are testament to the breadth of an Abingdon education where boys are encouraged to achieve academic excellence alongside equally impressive performances in the music, arts and sporting arenas. Many congratulations to all the boys, their families and the Abingdon staff.”

See the statistics showing a breakdown of results by subject.

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