St Helen’s students have a proud record of achieving academic excellence in public examinations. Results at GCSE and A Level are consistently strong, and the School features in the higher reaches of the published league tables for independent schools.

A complete overview of our academic results, broken down by subject can be found below. Highlights from 2019 include:

A-LEVEL

  • 18% of A-levels graded A*
  • 45% of students achieved A*-A
  • 77% of grades awarded A*-B

GCSE RESULTS

  • 35% of all exams graded 9
  • 65% of all exams graded 9-8
  • 86% of grades awarded 9-7

The new GCSEs were introduced to allow greater differentiation between students and with the intention that fewer grade 9s would be awarded under the new system. Within this context the achievements of St Helen’s girls are particularly impressive.

A Level results 2019 by subject

A Level Results

Subject
No. of Entries
A*
A*-A
A*-B
A*-C
Art & Design 1 100% 100% 100% 100%
Biology 26 12% 27% 69% 85%
Business 2 50% 100% 100% 100%
Chemistry 29 7% 38% 72% 90%
Computer Science 1 100% 100% 100% 100%
D&T Product Design 3 33% 33% 33% 100%
Drama & Theatre 5 40% 100%
Economics 11 9% 45% 73% 91%
English Language 1 100%
English Literature 22 9% 36% 86% 95%
French 2 50% 50% 100%
Further Mathematics 8 25% 63% 100% 100%
Geography 3 33% 33% 100%
German 2 100% 100%
History 16 19% 50% 88% 100%
History of Art 3 33% 100% 100%
Japanese 1 100% 100% 100% 100%
Latin 2 100% 100% 100%
Mathematics 31 32% 55% 71% 81%
Physics 10 10% 40% 60% 90%
Politics 7 29% 29% 100% 100%
Psychology 7 14% 29% 57% 86%
Religious Studies 19 26% 63% 89% 100%
Spanish 6 50% 100% 100% 100%
Total 218 18% 45% 77% 92%

YEAR 12 EPQ RESULTS 2019

 

EPQ AWARD NO. OF ENTRIES RESULTS AS %
A* 12 26.1%
A 21 45.7%
B 10 21.7%
C 3 6.5%
Total 46 100%

GCSE results 2019 by subject

GCSE & iGCSE GRADED 9-4

Subject No. of entries 9 9 – 8 9 – 7 9 – 6 9 – 5 9 – 4
Art & Design 18 22.2% 44.4% 72.2% 100% 100% 100%
Biology 104 46.2% 81.7% 95.2% 99% 100% 100%
Chemistry 104 35.6% 68.3% 87.5% 97.1% 99% 100%
Classical Greek 7 28.6% 71.4% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Classical Civilisation 11 9.1% 27.3% 45.5% 90.9% 100% 100%
Computer Science 22 13.6% 45.5% 59.1% 77.3% 86.4% 100%
D&T 22 18.2% 31.8% 63.6% 90.9% 100% 100%
Drama 29 34.5% 72.4% 89.7% 96.6% 100% 100%
English Language 112 10.7% 39.3% 75.9% 93.8% 99.1% 100%
English Literature 111 20.7% 50.5% 76.6% 91.9% 100% 100%
French 38 44.7% 73.7% 89.5% 97.4% 97.4% 100%
Geography 45 28.9% 62.2% 82.2% 93.3% 100% 100%
German 18 27.8% 72.2% 94.4% 100% 100% 100%
History 66 51.5% 78.8% 89.4% 97% 100% 100%
Italian 11 9.1% 18.2% 72.7% 81.8% 100% 100%
Japanese 4 25% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Latin 20 65% 80% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mandarin 5 60% 100% 100%
Mathematics 112 43.8% 75.9% 95.5% 100% 100% 100%
Music 12 8.3% 50% 83.3% 100% 100% 100%
Physical Education 9 55.6% 88.9% 88.9% 100% 100% 100%
Physics 104 48.1% 67.3% 90.4% 97.1% 98.1% 100%
Religious Studies 51 54.9% 86.3% 96.1% 100% 100% 100%
Science (Dual Award) 16 12.5% 25% 56.3% 81.3% 100% 100%
Spanish 53 52.8% 90.6% 98.1% 100% 100% 100%
Total 1104 35.3% 64.8% 85.7% 95.9% 99.3% 100%