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 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 London18 
 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 HistoryHistory of Art
AnthropologyHuman Sciences
Arabic and Islamic StudiesHuman, Social and Political Science
Arabic and LinguisticsInternational Relations
Archaeology and AnthropolgyJapanese
ArchitectureLaw
Art Foundation CourseLiberal Arts (USA)18 
BiochemistryManagement
BioengineeringMarketing 
Biological SciencesMathematics
Biomedical SciencesMathematics and Philosophy
BiotechnologyMedicine13 
ChemistryModern and Medieval Languages
ChineseModern Languages
ClassicsMusic
Classics with Oriental StudiesNatural Sciences
Computer ScienceNaval College
DramaPhilosophy
EconomicsPhilosophy and Economics1
Economics and GeographyPhilosophy and Psychology
Economics and ManagementPhilosophy, Politics and Economics
Economic History4Physics with Philosophy3
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringPolitics
EngineeringPolitics and International Relations
Engineering and Business Finance1Politics and Philosophy
EnglishSocial Anthropology
English Language and LiteratureSocial Policy & Social and Political Studies
English LiteratureSouth Asian Studies
European Theatre ArtsSpanish and Philosophy
Experimental PsychologySpanish and Portuguese
FrenchTheology
French and RussianTheology and Oriental Studies
French and SpanishVeterinary Medicine
GeographyWar Studies and History
Geography with EconomicsNo course specified
German  
German and Russian  
History13   
History and Politics TOTAL189