Exam Results

Our focus on subject passion and academic excellence, underpinned by outstanding pastoral care and support and enlivened by an award-winning extra-curricular programme of events, courses and external speakers, enables NLCS to remain consistently one of the most successful schools in the country.  

NLCS students study a particularly diverse curriculum, which enables them to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme or to take a combination of 3 or 4 A Level or Pre-U subjects.  

We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our students in Years 11 and 13 this year.  While not able to sit their examinations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students raised money for the NHS and other local charities, helped to deliver care packages to the vulnerable, and maintained a positive, steadfast and purposeful attitude in the face of this unprecedented situation. 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 2020

This year’s results for the IB Diploma were derived from externally marked and assessed work submitted by our candidates.  We were delighted that our students once again achieved so highly in this challenging and enriching qualification, achieving an average score of over 41 points.  These results placed us again among the best IB schools in the world.   

Three of our students achieved the maximum score of 45 points, something usually only achieved by around 150 students out of 160,000 candidates across the globe. 

For more information about studying the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form at NLCS, click here.

 

GCSE, IGCSE, A-LEVEL AND PRE-U 2020 

This year’s results were derived from a combination of Centre Assessed Grades and a statistical algorithm administered by the examination boards.   

The headline figure of 55% A* at A level and Pre-U represents the strongest performance of a cohort of students at this level in the School’s history. 

Similarly, 96% of all grades awarded at GCSE level were at A* equivalent (grades 8 and 9). 

The results from the 2020 series of examinations are truly exceptional, and we celebrate them alongside the qualities of perseverance, flexibility, good humour and intellectual curiosity that characterises our students.   

To download a full break down of all 2020 Examination Grades, click here.

 

2018 Exam results

GCSE

Over 87% of entries were graded A*, and over 97% of entries were graded A* or A.

A LEVEL AND PRE U RESULTS

45% of entries were awarded A* (or the equivalent at Pre-U or IB).

86% of entries were awarded A* to A (or equivalent).

IB DIPLOMA RESULTS

Our students gained an average point score of 37.7 points, typically placing our students in the top 4% of students worldwide. 

2017 Exam Results

GCSE

Over 86% of entries were graded A*, and over 98% of entries were graded A* or A.

A LEVEL AND PRE U RESULTS

43% of entries were awarded A* (or the equivalent at Pre-U or IB).

80% of entries were awarded A* to A (or equivalent).

IB DIPLOMA RESULTS

Our students gained an average point score of 42.4 points, typically placing our students in the top 4% of students worldwide. This is the twelfth year in a row that the average point score attained by our students has exceeded 40 points.

4 girls gained the maximum score of 45 points, something achieved by only around 150 students out of 60,000 internationally.

2016 Exam Results

GCSE

Over 85% of entries were graded A*, and over 98% of entries were graded A* or A.

55 students (over half the year group) gained straight top grades, and 75 girls gained 9 or more top grades.

A Level and Pre U Results

46% of entries were awarded A* (or the equivalent at Pre-U or IB).

87% of entries were awarded A* to A (or equivalent).

96% of entries were awarded A* to B (or equivalent).

IB Diploma Results

Our students gained an average point score of 41.7 points, typically placing our students in the top 4% of students worldwide. This is the eleventh year in a row that the average point score attained by our students has exceeded 40 points.

 The IB Higher level scores were particularly impressive:

  • 57% of all Higher Level entries were graded 7 (equivalent to A* at A-level)
  • 91% of all Higher Level entries were graded either 7 or 6 (equivalent to A*/A at A-level)

5 girls gained the maximum score of 45 points, something achieved by only around 150 students out of 60,000 internationally.