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A-level results 2016

King’s College London Mathematics School opened in September 2014 and our first cohort completed their A-levels this summer. We are delighted to share with you news of our first ever A-level results, and we hope you agree that our students have achieved incredibly highly, and that they deserve the greatest of praise.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • An A-level average point score per entry of 272.9. This places King’s Maths School as the top performing state school in the country1.
  • 94.5% of entries are A*/A/B. This places King’s Maths School in the top five state schools in the country2.
  • 100% of students attained A*/A in A-level Mathematics, with 83% awarded an A*. In this regard, we are the top school (state or independent) in the country1.
  • The value added by King's Maths School places us in the top 1% of schools: so students make more progress here from their GCSE results than in 99% of the schools around the country.

The results in each and every subject have been outstanding, and here summary data is presented (with the national average figures given in brackets for comparison):

 

Proportion attaining

Subject

A*/A/B

A*/A

Maths

100% (65%)

100% (43%)

Further Maths

100% (78%)

77% (58%)

Physics

82% (54%)

57% (32%)

Computing

93% (37%)

57% (16%)

 The AS results are just as fantastic, with 92% of all grades at A/B, and an incredible 40 students (63% of the year group) gaining at least three A grades. This year group had the opportunity to study Economics and attained well in this subject, helping the second cohort’s AS results to represent an improvement on our AS results from a year ago.

Students have also significantly outperformed expectations based on prior GCSE performance: in both year groups, they have attained on average half a grade higher in each subject than their GCSE grades predict.

King’s Maths School was set up to increase the number of well-trained mathematicians going on to study and work in subjects and careers involving a high degree of mathematics. We may be small, but there are only five schools in the country who have more students studying Further Mathematics than us – so when it comes to mathematical futures, we really are making a significant difference. And our students are going on to great universities:

  • 14% of leavers have Oxbridge places
  • 85% have places at Russell Group or Sutton Trust 30 universities
  • 94% are going on to study a STEM subject at university, with over half studying maths (including joint honours) and plenty more taking engineering, computer science, physics and economics.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, their parents and carers, their wonderful teachers and everyone at King’s College London and elsewhere who have supported our development over the last few years. We think that these results show just how good an idea it is to have a school dedicated to mathematically inclined students.

Class of 2016: well done!

1 Data from 2015 entries was taken directly from the Gov.uk website: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/download-data

2 Comparing data from 2016 entries as published by the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/08/19/a-level-results-2016-results-from-300-state-schools/

 

 

 

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