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CLS celebrates exam success

Thursday, 12 September 2019

We are delighted to be celebrating record-breaking exam results this year here at City of London School. At A-level, Over 46% of grades were the top A* grade (or its Pre-U equivalent) and over 80% of grades at A* and A. Over 25% of the year-group secured three A* grades or better, and over 80 pupils secured at least three A grades.

Their outstanding results this year enabled 35 pupils to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge, and over 90% took up a place at a Russell Group university. Each year, several pupils also have the opportunity to attend top American academic institutions including Yale and Princeton; this year 7 pupils are heading to the US. We are extremely proud of the 9 bursary recipients who left City of London School this year with outstanding A-level results and headed off to universities including Oxford, LSE, UCL and Imperial.

We also celebrated a record-breaking year for GCSE results; the best in the School’s history. Across almost 1,400 entries taken by 137 pupils, 94.7% of grades were at 9, 8 or 7 (i.e. A*s or As, under the old grading system); 79.8% of grades were at 9 or 8, and 54.9% of entries received the top grade of 9. 98 boys secured nothing below a grade 7, and 60 boys secured nine grades at 9 or 8 (or better). 18 boys secured nothing below a grade 9.”

Head, Alan Bird, commented: “I am under no illusions as to the work that went into securing these grades, and I congratulate the boys on their achievements. As year groups, they have achieved exceptional results. But, I draw equal pleasure from the knowledge that – alongside these grades – they leave us with a determination to use all that they have learnt here, both inside and outside the classroom, to contribute positively and purposefully to society. I am very proud of them all.”

Congratulations to all of our pupils and staff who have put in the hard work this year. Click here for a break down in results by department. 

We are delighted to be celebrating record-breaking exam results.
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