Academic Results

Academic Results

We are immensely proud of all our pupils for everything they achieve and for the journeys they go through.

The value of an education should not be summed up in the results of a single exam, but instead in the adults our pupils become and the difference they make to the world. This philosophy is reflected in our decision not to publish examination data in national league tables. We don’t believe they can convey the ethos and values of our School, the character of our pupils and the commitment of our teachers to bring out the best in every pupil by finding their personal genius, whatever form that may take.

Our ethos is very simple and that is to produce happy children through an environment that promotes their self-confidence and self-esteem. With the superb teachers, excellent facilities and myriad opportunities we have at Reed’s we realise not only the academic potential of our pupils, but also develop the character of our pupils - this is what ultimately prepares them for the future.

Teacher and Centre Awarded Grades (2020 & 2021)

Following the cancellation of the 2020 public examinations, Reed's pupils, like those throughout the country, were awarded qualifications based on centre-assessed grades submitted by the School. These were assessed following a lengthy and rigorous process using the School's professional judgement, along with a series of robust checks and measures, of the most likely grade that each student would have achieved had they been able to take the examinations. 

We were delighted that the vast majority of our pupils received excellent grades, enabling them to move on to their choice of higher education and, for our GCSE pupils, to study their choice of A Levels.  All four pupils holding Oxbridge offers were able to take up their places. At A Level, just over 60% of grades were awarded at A*/A, and 90% at A*/A or B. At GCSE, 57% of grades were awarded at grade 9-8, with just under 80% of grades at 9-7. 

In 2021, with public examinations cancelled once more, teachers used evidence from throughout the course, including a rigorous set of Summer Term assessments, in order to determine a grade for each student. At A-Level, around three-quarters of grades were awarded at A*/A while at GCSE around two-thirds of grades were awarded at grades 9 or 8. None of the grades we awarded were amended following JCQ's external assurance processes. 

Given the unique challenges that these cohorts faced during the Covid pandemic, we are delighted and relieved that so many of them enjoyed the achievements which they deserved.  

GCSE Results for 2019

A Level Results for 2019

A Level results 2019

We are delighted with another excellent round of results for A Level this year with an impressive 50% of all grades awarded at A*/A, one of the best results in recent years. Almost a third of pupils gained straight A/A* grades with five pupils achieving 4A* grades.

We are particularly proud of the four pupils who gained places at Cambridge and celebrate our best ever acceptance levels for Medicine and for Veterinary Science. At the same time a number of pupils gained prestigious scholarships to study at both universities in the US and at the Royal College of Music.

There were exceptional performances this year in many subjects but especially in Maths, Physics and Modern Languages.

“I am absolutely delighted by these excellent results. In an increasingly competitive world they not only demonstrate our strong academic performance, but also the breadth of subjects about which our pupils are passionate. Although by no means the only measure of success, academic performance is vital in helping our pupils achieve their aspirations. The new study area in the refurbished Sixth Form House has proved to be very productive for this cohort and, we hope, will prove the same for those to follow.”

Mark Hoskins | Headmaster

GCSE Results 2019

Pupils at Reed’s celebrated another record-breaking year at GCSE and IGCSE with 89% of grades awarded at A*-B (9-6), 73% at A*/A (9-7). The grades at A*(9-8)  were 52%, an increase of 4 percentage points from last year, with over half of these being at the highest grade of 9. This outstanding performance continues the School’s three year trend of record-breaking results.

Particular strengths came in Maths, the Sciences, Latin, History and Drama. There were some fantastic individual achievements with two pupils gaining 10 grade 9s, a further nine pupils a full sweep of grades 8 and 9, and more than 30% of pupils awarded all grades at 7 and above.


“I am delighted that, once again, our pupils have done exceptionally well in their GCSE exams. My warmest congratulations to them all, and also to our inspirational and dedicated teachers who have supported them. This reflects how well we are able to realise the individual potential of every pupil.”

Mark Hoskins | Headmaster

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