Results

Results

GCSE, IGCSE, A-level and Pre-U

GCSE

In 2014 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

 

 2014

 1318 98 88 100

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

 2014 573 47 81 98
 

Pre-U

In 2014 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

 2014 185 66 93 100
 

A-levels by subject 2014

 SUBJECT

 NO. OF CANDIDATES

 NO. OF GRADE A*

 NO. OF GRADE A

 NO. OF GRADE B

 Biology

56 

33 

18 

 Chemistry

65 

32 

20 

10 

 Economics

59 

14 

27 

11 

 Electronics

 Further Mathematics

62 

39 

11 

 Geography

11 

10 

 History

78 

22 

36 

19  

 Mathematics

147 

74 

51 

14 

 Music

 Physics

55 

30 

11 

10 

 Religious Studies

24 

15 

 Theatre Studies

Pre-Us by subject 2014

 SUBJECT

NO. OF CANDIDATES 

NO. OF GRADE D1/D2 

NO. OF GRADE D3 

NO. GRADE M 

 Ancient Greek

 7

4

 3

-

 Art

19 

 6

 Art History

18 

10 

7

 English

63 

55 

 French

 27

12

 12

 German

15 

10 

 Latin

 13

10 

 Russian

 1

 -

 Spanish

17 

8  

 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 2013 Leavers

The figures for 2014 leavers are not available because some pupils deferred entry to university until 2015.

189 pupils left Westminster in 2013

Number of firm places gained at universities

 

 Oxford52 
 Cambridge24 
 University College London 18 
 Edinburgh12 
 Durham11 
 London School of Economics
 Bristol
 Imperial College London
 King's College London
 Manchester
 Georgetown (USA)
 St Andrew's
 Columbia (USA)
 Duke (USA)
 Penn (USA)
 SOAS London
 Sheffield
 Stanford (USA)
 Yale (USA)
 York
 Aston
 Buckingham
 Chicago (USA)
 Cornell (USA)
 Guildhall School of Music and Drama
 Harvard (USA)
 Lancaster
 Liverpool
 MIT (USA)
 Queen Mary University of London
 Rose Bruford College
 Royal Veterinary College
 St George's University of London
 United States Naval Academy
 Warwick
 Williams College (USA)
 Undecided
 TOTAL  189

 

 Ancient, Medieval and Modern History History of Art
 Anthropology Human Sciences
 Arabic and Islamic Studies Human, Social and Political Science
 Arabic and Linguistics International Relations
 Archaeology and Anthropolgy Japanese
 Architecture Law
 Art Foundation Course Liberal Arts (USA)18 
 Biochemistry Management
 Bioengineering Marketing 
 Biological Sciences Mathematics
 Biomedical Sciences Mathematics and Philosophy
 Biotechnology Medicine13 
 Chemistry Modern and Medieval Languages
 Chinese Modern Languages
 Classics Music
 Classics with Oriental Studies Natural Sciences
 Computer Science  Naval College
 Drama Philosophy
 Economics Philosophy and Economics1
 Economics and Geography Philosophy and Psychology
 Economics and Management Philosophy, Politics and Economics
 Economic History4 Physics with Philosophy3
 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Politics
 Engineering Politics and International Relations
 Engineering and Business Finance1 Politics and Philosophy
 English Social Anthropology
 English Language and Literature Social Policy & Social and Political Studies
 English Literature South Asian Studies
 European Theatre Arts Spanish and Philosophy
 Experimental Psychology Spanish and Portuguese
 French Theology
 French and Russian Theology and Oriental Studies
 French and Spanish Veterinary Medicine
 Geography War Studies and History
 Geography with Economics No course specified
 German  
 German and Russian  
 History13   
 History and Polotics TOTAL 189