Results and Destinations

Students from Wolverhampton Grammar School consistently do well in examinations across our extensive range of subjects.

Results and pass rates for the School are well above the national average, consistently year on year securing our place as the City’s top Independent School.

In the Sixth Form our students have a free choice from over 20 subjects which are not constrained by option blocks. For those students whose strengths are better suited to coursework, we have a number of qualifications which include the Cambridge Technical and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as well as an extensive range of A Levels.

  • GCSE and iGCSE Results

    GCSEs play an increasingly important role in enabling both universities and employers to assess an applicant’s academic ability and potential. GCSEs act as a useful benchmark for universities in particular, for example, a university degree course offering a year abroad option would usually require a language at GCSE.

    Latest results:

    A* & 9 GRADES SOAR AS STUDENTS ACHIEVE ANOTHER YEAR OF OUTSTANDING GCSE RESULTS

    Students performed exceptionally well in 2018. The numbers in brief:

    Over half of our students achieved only 9/A* or A grades (or equivalent)

    Over half of our students achieved only 9/A* or A grades (or equivalent)

    706 Students studied towards an impressive 706 GCSE and iGCSE awards

    Students studied towards an impressive 706 GCSE and iGCSE awards

    520 results

    9, A* and A GCSE grades awarded this year

    Over half of our students awarded straight A*s and As at GCSE

    Of students achieved only A* or A grades (or equivalent)

    73% of all grades awarded were A* or A (or equivalent)

    Of all grades awarded were A* or A (or equivalent)

    23% of all reformed GCSEs taken received the coveted 9 award

    Of students received the coveted 9 award

    To achieve the top grade of A* takes a combination of excellent teaching, hard work and determination. Happy students do well and for so many of our students to achieve an A*, A or truly exceptional 9 is a credit to their brilliant teachers and the extraordinary pastoral support in place at School.

    Recent, exam reforms have made exams harder for those students who particularly benefit from a more coursework or modular approach to subjects – Wolverhampton Grammar School recognised this challenge and have put in place additional measures to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their best.

  • A Level Results

    There have been major changes to A levels with a move away from coursework and modular exams, and it’s testament to the hard work of students and the support put in place by our teachers that our students consistently places at excellent universities on a range of highly competitive courses.

    Latest results:

    Pupils from the national award winning School – judged “Excellent” in all areas following an inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate have the opportunity to study at least three subjects at Sixth Form, with some choosing to go the extra mile with a fourth subject.

    In 2018:

    83% achieved A* – C

    A level students achieved A* – C this year

    A third of all students gained straight A* or A awards at A Level

    Of all students gained straigh A* or A awards at A Level

    Highest A* - B results of Independent Schools in Wolverhampton

    Highest A*-B results of any independent school in Wolverhampton

    High quality teaching at Wolverhampton Grammar School

    Our Students secure places at the most prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge

    Optimum year group (average 81 per year) at Wolverhampton Grammar School

    Small Sixth Form class sizes and space for individual tuition

    Wolverhampton Grammar School achieved the highest A*- B results of independent schools in Wolverhampton. Nationally, our School achieved well above national average scores.

    Download our full A Level results for 2018 here

  • Destinations

    As well as A level subjects, students at the School also get the opportunity to undertake Cambridge Technical qualifications and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Students also have access to over 100 extra and co-curricular activities – the largest range clubs and societies available locally as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a whole range of community activities. This ensures that with increased pressure for the best university places our students have a broad range of A level choices to choose from and the skills to make them attractive to employers and universities alike.

    In the last 4 years:

    78% of of Wolverhampton Grammar School students gained their Firm or Insurance choice

    of Wolverhampton Grammar School students gained their Firm or Insurance choice

    47% of students attended Russell Group university

    attended a Russell Group university

    WGS students have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and the leading universities for Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry

    Students have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and the leading universities for Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry

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