Results

Results

GCSE, IGCSE, A-level and Pre-U

2014 Results

Outstanding GCSE results: 87.5% graded at A*, our highest ever.

•    62 pupils with 10 A*s or more.

At A level and Pre-U, 51.1% of grades at A* or D1/D2;

•    42 pupils with four top grades.

At AS level, 83.7% of grades at A.

GCSE

In 2013 Westminster pupils sat I(International)GCSE in English Language, English Literature, French, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In all other subjects they sat the national GCSE papers.

YEAR

NO. OF GCSEs TAKEN

 % OF GRADES A*/A

 % OF GRADE A*

 % PASS (A*, A, B, C GRADES)

 2000

 1141

 84

 41

 99

 2001

 1183

 84

 48

 100

 2002

 1219

 92

 55

 100

 2003

 1180

 91

 53

 100

 2004

 1104

 91

 59

 99

 2005

 1314

 91

 61

 100

 2006

 1359

 93

 65

 100

 2007

 1133

 92

 68

 100

 2008

 1251

 96

 73

 100

 2009

 1251

 98

 82

 100

 2010

 1225

 96

 73

 100

 2011

 1241

 98

 88

 100

 2012

 1285

 97

 86

 100

 2013

 1301

 98

 86

 100

A-level

The A* Grade was introduced in 2010.

YEAR

 NO. OF A-LEVELs TAKEN

% OF GRADE A* 

 % OF GRADES A*/A

% OF GRADES A*/A/B 

 2000

 571

 -

59 

 87

 2001

 584

 -

 72

 93

 2002

 617

 -

 76

 95

 2003

 645

 -

 81

 96

 2004

 678

 -

 84

 97

 2005

 688

 -

 85

 97

 2006

 702

 -

 86

 97

 2007

 774

 -

 86

 98

 2008

 762

 -

 92

 99

 2009

 703

 -

 90

 98

 2010

 565

 47

 90

 98

 2011

 552

 53

 91

 98

 2012

 536

 49

 86

 98

 2013

 532

 45

 86

 97

Pre-U

In 2013 pupils at Westminster sat the Cambridge Pre-U examinations instead of A-levels in the following subjects: Ancient Greek, Latin, French, German, Russian, Spanish, English, Art History and Art. Westminster individual departments are allowed to choose the specifications (A-level or Pre-U) which they believe are the most interesting to teach as well as providing the stretch needed for very able pupils. In the Pre-U examinations subjects are reported on a nine-grade scale reflecting three board bands of achievement: Distinction 1, 2, 3; Merit 1, 2, 3; and Pass 1, 2, 3. The old A-level A grade is divided into three distinction grades: D1 reports achievement above the A* A-level grade; D2 is reports achievement equivalent to A*; and D3 reports achievement equivalent to the A-level A grade. The intention is to differentiate more finely as well as extending reporting at the top end.

For more information please look at www.cie.org.uk .

 YEAR

 NO. OF PRE-Us TAKEN

 % OF GRADE A1/D2

% OF GRADE D 

% OF GRADES D/M 

 2010

 181

 65

 91 

 100

 2011

 207

 64

 93

 100

 2012

 199

 69

 94

 100

 2013

 218

 64

 93

 100

A-levels by subject 2013

 SUBJECT

 NO. OF CANDIDATES

 NO. OF GRADE A*

 NO. OF GRADE A

 NO. OF GRADE B

 Biology

 38

 17

 17 

 4

 Chemistry

 50

 22

 18

 8

 Economics

 74

 21

 39

 10

 Electronics

 5

 5

 2

 0

 Further Mathematics

 45

 28

 10

 5

 Geography

 10

 7

 3

 0

 History

 92

 49

 33

  8

 Mathematics

 121

 62

 45

 14

 Music

 4

 0

 3

 1

 Physics

 42

 13

 20

 6

 Religious Studies

 45

 18

 20

 5

 Theatre Studies

 6

 0

 3

 1

Pre-Us by subject 2013

 SUBJECT

NO. OF CANDIDATES 

NO. OF GRADE D1/D2 

NO. OF GRADE D3 

NO. GRADE M 

 Ancient Greek

 11

 8

 3 

 0

 Art

 17

 9

 4

 4

 Art History

 22

 19

 2

 1

 English

 70

 50

 17

 3

 French

 30

 14

 14

 2

 German

 13

 11

 1

 1 

 Latin

 22

 11

 9

 2

 Russian

 13

 8

 4

 1

 Spanish

 20

  9 

 9

 1

University

Most pupils go on to university when they leave Westminster. The School has strong historical links with the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge and many pupils achieve places to study there. Old Westminster's also attend a wide range of universities in the UK and USA.

Applications

The entry process is not straightforward, and it is essential for boys and girls to have access to sound advice when choosing what to read and where to apply.

At Westminster this advice is provided by Housemasters, pupils’ Tutors, Heads of Department and the members of staff with special responsibility for university entrance. All the relevant literature is available for consultation in the Library and on the School’s intranet.

Destinations of 2012 Leavers

The figures for 2013 leavers are not available because some pupils deferred entry to university until 2014.

187 pupils left Westminster in 2012

Number of firm places gained at universities

 Oxford  48
 Cambridge  39
 University College, London  13
 Imperial College, London  10
 Bristol  9
 Edinburgh  7
 King's College, London  6
 Birmingham  3
 Durham  3
 Warwick  3
 York  3
 Leeds  2
 London School of Economics  2
 New York University (USA)  2
 Nottingham  2
 University of Pennsylvania (USA)  2
 St Andrew's  2
 Stanford (USA)  2
 Trinity College, Dublin  2
 Wesleyan (USA)  2
 Yale (USA)  2
 University of California, Los Angeles (USA)  1
 Columbia (USA)  1
 Courtauld Institute  1
 Dartmouth (USA)  1
 Exeter  1
 Glasgow  1
 Harvard (USA)  1
 Keele  1
 Manchester  1
 MIT (USA)  1
 McGill (Canada)  1
 Newcastle  1
 Northumbria  1
 Princeton (USA)  1
 Reading  1
 Sheffield  1
 Southampton  1
 University of Southern California (USA)  1
 Stirling  1
 Sussex  1
 Undecided  3

 Total  187

Degree Subjects

 Agriculture and Business Management  Information Systems Engineering  1
 Architecture  1  Land Economy  1
 Art Foundation Course  1  Law  5
 Biochemistry  1  Liberal Arts USA  16
 Biological Sciences  2  Management  1
 Chemistry  1  Materials Science  1
 Chinese  1  Mathematics  7
 Classics  7  Mathematics and Philosophy  1
 Computer Science  1  Mathematics and Physics  1
 Computer Science with Management  1  Mechanical Engineering  4
 Design for Industry  1  Medicine  11
 Economics  11  Modern and Medieval Languages  3
 Economics History  1  Modern Languages  3
 Economics and Management  2  Music  4
 Economics and Philosophy  1  Natural Sciences  13
 Education with Music  1  Neuroscience  1
 Engineering  2  Oceanography  1
 English  10  Philosophy and Economics  2
 English and Drama  1  Philosophy and Hispanic Studies  1
 English with Film  1  Philosophy, Politics and Economics  5
 English and French  1  Physics  3
 Experimental Psychology  2  Physics with Theoretical Physics  2
 Finance and Accountancy  1  Politics  1
 Fine Art  4  Portuguese and Linguistics  1
 French  2  Psychology  1
 French and Hispanic Studies  1  Religion, Philosophy and Ethics  1
 French and International Relations  1  Social Anthropology  1
 Geography  4  Sociology  1
 Geography and Economics  1  Spanish  1
 German  2  Spanish and Linguistics  1
 History  12  Theology  1
 History of Art  6  No course specified  6

 TOTAL                                                         187