Results

GCSE, IGCSE, A-level and Pre-U

GCSE

In 2015 Westminster pupils sat I(International)GCSE in English Language, English Literature, History, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, 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*

 2000

 1141

 84

 41

 2001

 1183

 84

 48

 2002

 1219

 92

 55

 2003

 1180

 91

 53

 2004

 1104

 91

 59

 2005

 1314

 91

 61

 2006

 1359

 93

 65

 2007

 1133

 92

 68

 2008

 1251

 96

 73

 2009

 1251

 98

 82

 2010

 1225

 96

 73

 2011

 1241

 98

 88

 2012

 1285

 97

 86

 2013 

 1301

 98

 86

 2014

 1318

 98

 88

2015

1239

97

84

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

2015

583

49

85

97

 

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 D1/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

2015

173

59

88

100

 

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 2014 Leavers

The figures for 2015 leavers are not available because some pupils deferred entry to university until 2016.

Number of firm places gained at universities

 Oxford49
 Cambridge37
 University College London20
 Imperial College London10
 Edinburgh9
 Durham4
 London School of Economics8
 Bristol4
 Manchester1
 Exeter1
 St Andrew's1
 Duke (USA)1
 Sheffield
 Yale (USA)
 Chicago (USA)
 Cornell (USA)
 Lancaster
 Leeds
 MIT (USA)
 Newcastle1
 Northwestern (USA)1
 Nottingham1
 Southampton
 Reading
 UAL
 Warwick
 Wesleyan
 Dartmouth (USA)2
 Brown (USA)1
 Architectural Association School of Architecture London1
 Glasgow1
 Goldsmiths1
 Evangel (USA)1
 Eastman (USA)1
 City1
 Bath Spa1
 Hull1
 GSA1
 TOTAL 186

 

Ancient HistoryHistory and English
AnthropologyHistory and Politics
Archaeology and AnthropolgyHistory of Art6 
ArchitectureHistory of Art and French1 
Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesInternational Relations1 
BiochemistryLaw7
Biological SciencesLiberal Arts13
BiologyLingistics1 
Biomedical Science2Mathematics4 
Business and Finance1Mechanical Engineering1
ChemistryMedical Sciences1 
Chemical Engineering2Medicine 13 
ChineseModern Language2 
ClassicsMusic
Civil EngineeringNatural Sciences16
Computer SciencePhilosophy2
Computer Science with Games Technology1Philosophy and Economics1
DentistryPhilosophy and History of Art
Design1Philosophy and Theology2
Directing1Philosophy, Politics and Economics9
EconomicsPhysics2
Economics and ManagementPhysics with Astronomy1
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringPsychological and Behavioural Sciences1
EngineeringPsychology1
English9Psychology and Philosophy2
English and Italian1Russian and German1
English and Russian1Social Anthropology1
English Literature with Creative WritingSpanish1
European StudiesTheology and Religious Studies2
Experimental PsychologyNo course specified2 
Fine Art2  
French  
French and an Asian or African Language  
French and Italian  
French and Spanish1  
Geography  
History13  
   TOTAL186