Academic Results

A-level Results Day 2017 St. Michael’s School has a strong tradition of academic excellence, with consistently high performance in GCSE and A-Level examinations each year.  Summer 2017 brought another set of excellent examination results, a true testament to the ability and motivation of our students, supported by our experienced and dedicated teachers.

For our A-Level students in August 2017, impressively, over 57% of all grades were either A* or A.  An outstanding 80% of grades were in the A* to B range.  With a total A* to C rate of 95%. This places St. Michael’s School in a nationally significant position, having some of the best performance at the top end of the grade range across the entire UK. For our GCSE students in August 2017, 80% of all grades were either A* or A.  At 48%, nearly half of all grades were A*.  Our overall A* to C rate was 98%.  The GCSE results are a fantastic foundation on which to build A-Level success in the future.

All students performed admirably, and particular congratulations go to a number of Year 13 students for their incredible performance in the A-Level examinations:  Swetha Prathap will read Medicine at Cardiff University having achieved A*A*A*A*a.  Rahul Shah will read Economics at the University of Warwick having also achieved A*A*A*A*a.  Ellie Morgan will read Chemistry at Imperial College having achieved A*A*A*Aa.  Ffion Jenkins will read Medicine at UCL having achieved A*A*A*A.  Niharika Singh will read Medicine at the University of Bristol having achieved A*A*A*.  Jak Broadway will read History and International Relations at the University of Exeter having achieved A*AA.  These are just some of the many commendable university places our Year 13s have secured.

Headmaster Benson Ferrari was very pleased to congratulate students as they collected their results, saying:

These excellent results are the culmination of years of determined study by our students, having laid the foundations for success throughout their time at St. Michael’s School.  Their willingness to become true experts in each of their subjects, coupled with high standards of teaching, has made these achievements possible.  I wish our Year 13 leavers the very best, as they embark on the next exciting stage of their education, taking up places across the country at prestigious universities.”

There was also a broad selection of outstanding results at AS Level for our Year 12 cohort.  These results are being closely followed up by teaching staff, so that as students progress through Year 13, we can be assured of another set of excellent A-Level results and university destinations next year.  

Summer 2017 A Level Results

40 students sat a full range of A-Level subjects

Percentage grade distribution
A* 22.9%
A 34.4%
B 22.7%
C 14.7%
D 3.3%
E 1.2%
U 0.8%

57.3% of grades were A* or A
80% of grades were A*, A – B
94.7% of grades were A* – C

77.5% of students gained at least one A*/A grade
55% of students gained at least two A*/A grades
35% of students gained at least three A*/A grades
20% of students gained at least four A*/A grades

UCAS Points
A*=56, A=48, B=40, C=32, D=24, E=16
Average score per A level subject: 43.7
Average UCAS points per student: 158

Top A Level Students for 2017
Swetha Prathap A*A*A*A*a
Rahul Shah A*A*A*A*a
Ellie Morgan A*A*A*A a
Ffion Jenkins A*A*A*A

 

Summer 2017 GCSE Results

49 students sat a full range of GCSE subjects

Percentage grade distribution

A* 48.2%

A  31.4%

B  14.0%

C  4.2%

D  1.2%

E  0.6%

U  0.4%

79.6% of grades were A* or A
93.6% of grades were A*, A or B
97.8% of grades were A* – C
95.9% of pupils gained five or more A* – C grades

77.5% of students gained five or more A*/A grades
69.4% of students gained seven or more A*/A grades
49.0% of students gained ten or more A*/A grades

23 students (100% of entry) gained Distinctions for Additional Mathematics Level 2

 Top scoring students:

A*

A

B

Sambhavi Kumar

14

 

 

Ashwin Gunasekaran

13

 

 

Amelia Joseph

11

2

 

 Zora Husickova

11

 

 

Leo Zanato

9

2

 

Arya Rassi

9

2

 

Rhys Iddon

8

3

1

Tania Ghosh

8

3

 

William Wang

8

3

 

Benjamin Woodnutt

8

3

 

Jirachaya Akavuthivanich

8

2

 

Surya Gowda

7

4

 

Hanaa Ali

7

4

 

33 pupils sat a full range of A Level subjects

Percentage grade distribution

  • A*  19.6%
  • A   30.9%
  • B   28.0%
  • C   15%
  • D    5.6%
  • E   0.9%

50.5% of grades were A* or A 78.5% of grades were A*, A or B 93.5% of grades were A* – C 54.5% of pupils gained at least one A*/A grades 39.4% of pupils gained at least two A*/A grades 31.2% of pupils gained at least three A*/A grades 9.1% of pupils gained at least four A*/A grades

Top A Level Pupils 2016

See our full list of top-performing-students

UCAS points

A*=140, A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60, E=40 Average score per exam taken: 106.8 Average UCAS points per student: 377.6

45 pupils sat a full range of GCSE subjects

Percentage grade distribution

  • A*  38.5%
  • A   30.8%
  • B   20.5%
  • C    8.0%
  • D   1.6%
  • E   0.7%

69.3% of grades were A* or A 89.8% of grades were A*, A or B 97.7% of grades were A* – C 75.5% of pupils gained five or more A*/A grades 55.5% of pupils gained seven or more A*/A grades 24.4% of pupils gained ten or more A*/A grades GCSE Ranking: 29th in the Times UK Co-educational Schools List Top GCSE Pupils 2016

  A* A B
Ujjawal Kumar 12  1  
Nandini Rawat 12    
Sirsha Kundu 10    
Nishaanth Dalavaye 9 1  
Georgia Brown 9 1  
Hasan Ashraf 9 1  
Anahat Kalra 9 1  
Manon Davies-Lewis 8 2  
Kathryn Percy 7 4  
Danish Abrar 7 3  
Kathryn Henness 7 2 1

Fast Track Pupils

100% A* in Mathematics and Music