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Examination Results

In 2020 and 2021, students were assessed and graded by Centre Assessed Grades. No national performance tables were published for either series. It is the government’s intention to publish the ‘normal suite of accountability measures, as far as that is possible’ (DfE, July 2021) in Summer 2022. Information on the most recent set of “actual” examination results can be found below:

In 2019 we were delighted to report yet another year of excellent A level and GCSE examination results. In 2019, all new specification GCSEs have been graded using the new system of 1-9 (9 being the top grade). 

Key Stage 4 

Almost every single student (99%) secured at least one GCSE and 64% of students achieved 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 (or equivalent) including English and Maths. The vast majority of Year 11 students will progress to President Kennedy School’s Post 16 to study Level 3 courses. Significantly, a good number of students achieved top GCSE grades 8 or 9 in the new reformed GCSEs across a range of subjects with 14% achieving grade 7+ in 5 or more of their GCSE subjects
President Kennedy School was again among the top performing state schools nationally for academic progress.

Progress 8
Attainment 8
% pupils who achieved standard pass in English & Maths
% pupils who achieved strong pass in English and Maths
%pupils who achieved Ebacc (Strong Pass)
0.24 45.7 65 43 15

Please click here to access the school performance tables

Key Stage 5 

Across A Level and other Level 3 courses, 25.5% of our students achieved the top grades of A*/A or Distinction /Distinction* and 51.6% achieved at least grade A*/B or equivalent. This is an outstanding achievement and has enabled the vast majority of our students to secure their first-choice university place.


     Average grade at A level


Average grade at Applied General

Merit +

Progress made at A Level


Progress made at Applied General


Progress made in GCSE English re-sit

No Entries

Progress made in GCSE maths re-sit


Retention: % of students who complete study programme


Destinations: % of students who continue in education, training or move on to employment



Please click here to access the school performance tables.

Our A level results are especially pleasing as President Kennedy School is highly inclusive and welcomes a very high proportion of year 11 students to study in Post 16. Progress is measured from the end of KS4 to the end of KS5; our strong results at GCSE depresses A-Level progress. Given the strength of these results, all our students who applied to join Higher Education courses succeeded in securing an offer, and the vast majority secured their first-choice place. Students who have not chosen to go on to Higher Education have gained places on high quality apprenticeships or positions in employment.