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Exam Results and Information

At Prince Henry's, we are very proud of the results our students achieve. Information on our external results can be seen at the foot of this page.

Exam Results

The following summary is the message from our Headteacher, Janet Sheriff, released on the results days.

Prince Henry's Grammar School A Level Results 2019

"I am incredibly proud of our students’ performance this year - they have achieved some excellent results once again. Even more important is that the vast majority have secured a place at their chosen university, apprenticeship or workplace. I wish all of them the very best for their next steps.”

The average point score per entry (34.2) remains high and indications are that overall student progress is even better than in previous years. This high attainment is evident in the more academic subjects such as the Sciences, Maths and English as well as in vocational subjects such as Business and Health and Social Care. This is the third phase of the introduction of new A level exams, designed to be more rigorous. Teachers at Prince Henry’s have worked particularly hard to prepare students to face the additional challenge of new courses and examination structures and teachers are rightly proud of how well our students have performed.

There are some amazing individual successes across the full range of academic achievement: At the top end a number of students gained straight A or A* grades. Jack Auchterlounie achieved an A* in each of his four subjects (Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Spanish), as did Marc O’Halloran (A* in Computer Studies, Maths, Physics and Further Maths). Harry Kingston was awarded four A levels at A*, A*, A* and A (Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths) and he will go on to study Industrial Chemistry at Durham. Anna Needham achieved A*, A*, A, B (Photography, Fine Art, RS and Maths) and will take up her place at Art Foundation Course. Emily Wallis secured a place to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Magdalene College, Cambridge, having achieved A*, A*, A (Spanish, English Language, German).

Holly Briggs, Lucy Finney, Thomas Habin, Harriet Jeffery and Mary Martin all achieved A*, A, A grades. Prince Henry’s Rugby Captain, Sam Dickinson, followed the school’s Excellence in Sport and Education Programme (ESEP). He achieved an A in his A level PE and moved from county trials to England trials during his time on the ESEP programme.

There were top achievers in our vocational programmes too: Oliver Shakeshaft achieved Distinction* in Btec Business. Harsimran Panesar, Jasper Tomlinson, Joshua Cape, Morgan Catchpole, Aisha Kwiatkowska all secured Distinctions in this subject. Roshni Panesar, Sana Lone and Bethany Connell secured Distinctions in Btec Health and Social Care.

“The continued high standards at Prince Henry’s is due to our team of talented and dedicated staff and the hard work and commitment of our amazing students. Well done to all!”

Prince Henry's Grammar School GCSE Results 2019

Despite increased challenge in many GCSE exams and a different grading system for many subjects, students at Prince Henry’s have produced an impressive set of results. Year 11 students have outperforming previous year groups and have managed to secure the best ever set of results for Prince Henry’s Grammar School. There was potential for significant turbulence in the GCSE results, but it appears that teachers and students have risen to the challenge and have even managed to improve on the usual high levels of achievement. We are very pleased that 83% of our students secured a pass in both English and Maths (higher than previous years and significantly higher than the 67.3% achieved nationally). An impressive number achieved top grades across a range of subjects, including the much sought-after grade 9 (equivalent to an A*+). In addition, the analysis of examination results suggests that Prince Henry’s students of all ability levels have made very good progress whilst at our school.

There are some amazing individual successes with an impressive number of students securing the equivalent of a grade A, A* or A*+ (grade 7, 8 or 9) in all of their GCSEs. There are too many to mention here, but of special note are Poppy Jopson and Jodie Richardson (both achieved nine GCSEs at grade 9 and two at grade 8), Kate Goodman (eight grade 9s and three grade 8s), Ellis Stanton (eight grade 9s, two grade 8s and a grade 7)), Reuben Cochrane (seven grade 9s, three grade 8s and a grade 7).

The majority of Prince Henry’s Year 11 students will continue studying in our on-site Sixth Form, but there are still a limited number of places available for other students wishing to join our highly successful sixth form at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

I am extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students and staff - they have worked together to secure these outstanding results – the best ever for Prince Henry’s! Our students show real enjoyment and dedication to their learning and this, together with the expert teaching, guidance and support from our dedicated staff means that very many students have exceeded expectations. Personally it is really pleasing to see so many students achieve the grades they need to progress to the next stage of their learning. My congratulations go to all our students, together with my thanks to both staff and students for their hard work.”

Janet Sheriff


Year 11 Student Destinations 2018 – staying in education or going into employment

  • School = 98% (National 94%)

Year 13 Student Destinations 2018 – staying in education or going into employment for at least 2 terms after 16-18 study

  • 94% (National 88%)

GCSE Grade Information

For more information on the change to grades 9-1 at GCSE please visit the following website
Starting in 2017 with English and Maths, GCSEs in England are graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. Students taking GCSEs in England this summer ...


Published Results

The full Department for Education performance tables can be viewed here. Please note that summer 2019's results will be available in the Autumn term.

Exam Information for Summer 2020

Following the national 'Covid-19 Lockdown' the summer 2020 exams (which the information below refers to) were cancelled. Suggested results have been compiled by class teachers and exam boards are currently reviewing these. To assist with social distancing, results will be released electronically as described in the following letters: A Level Results and GCSE Results.

Exams Booklet Summer 2020 - all the information you need, if you are sitting national exams this Summer. Policies referring to exams (referenced in the exams information booklet) can be found on the website in School Information/School policies.

Please find below information to support you after collecting your examination results.

Exam Certificate Information – collecting your certificates

Please return all forms to the Exams Office as soon as possible.

Exam Results by Subject

Please use the links below to view a detailed summary of exam results by subject.