Exam Results 2017


    Excellent GCSE results in 2017

    Year 11 students have achieved an outstanding set of examination results.

    • 93% achieved grade 9-4 (standard pass) in both English and Mathematics
    • 80% achieved grade 9-5 (strong pass) in both English and Mathematics      
    • This compares with 77% A*- C in 2016.
    • 52% of all Mathematics grades were 9-7 (A*- A), (provisional national 15.5%)
    • 47% of all English Language grades were 9-7 (A*- A), (provisional national 13.6%)
    • 57% of all English Lit grades were 9-7 (A*- A), (provisional national 19.2%)

    Three girls achieved grade 9 in all three of these subjects – English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. Only 2,050 students nationally reached this exceptional outcome.


    We are particularly delighted with the following outcomes for our students:

    • 48% of all results across all subjects were graded at the highest level - A*- A or 9-7   (46% 2016 A*- A)

    Our students worked especially hard to achieve top grades, not simply to achieve a GCSE result.

    • 73% of all results were A*- B or 9-6 grades, reflecting the ambition and high aspirations of our students (72% 2016)
    • 91% of all results across all subjects were A*- C grades or 9-4, opening up a wide range of opportunities post-16 (87% 2016 A*- C) 
    • 93% of students achieved 9-4 in both English and mathematics, with 93% 9-4 in English and 96% 9-4 in Mathematics. These grades are vital for many post-16 options.
    • 80% of students achieved 9-5 in both English and Mathematics, with 88% in English and 81% in Mathematics.

    Of the students who took triple science: 100% achieved A*- B in Biology; 96% achieved A*- B in Chemistry 100% achieved A*- B in Physics.

    Students who took double science achieved 88% A*- C

    For subjects where there were 40 students or more in a particular subject the following A*- C percentages were achieved:

    • French - 94%
    • Spanish - 91%
    • Geography (all students achieved A*- B grades) - 98%
    • History - 94%
    • Art - 98%
    • Theology - 98%

    Individual successes:

    A record total of 33 students achieved A*- A or 9-7 grades in eight or more GCSE subjects (30 in 2016). 
    10 students achieved A* or 9-8 grades in eight or more GCSE subjects (6 in 2016).

    I am delighted with these outstanding results. They are well-deserved by an extremely hard-working set of students, and they were exceptionally well-supported by the excellent teaching staff. In the current climate, schools are being encouraged to make sure students reach the highest grades if they possibly can, and don’t just aim for a pass. Camden girls are so aspirational they have rocketed up to the very top grades wherever they can!

    This is a school in which even the most vulnerable students and those with Statements of Special Educational Need can thrive and achieve to the best of their ability.

    This was a particularly challenging year group for the school to support, with 17.3% SEN students and 39.1% disadvantaged students. Five students had EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plans) of very significant and complex need. These students have achieved wonderful results and are all well-equipped for the next stage in their education.

    Elizabeth Kitcatt, August 2017


    A Level Results 2017

    • 18% of all grades are A*
    • 49% of all grades are A* - A
    • 79% of all grades at A* - B
    • 92% of all grades at A*- C

    I am delighted to announce that Year 13 students have achieved an excellent set of A level examination results. Once again, our students have out-performed students nationally by a very significant margin.

    • Percentage A* - 17%, National - 8.3%
    • Percentage A* - A - 48%, National - 26.3%
    • Percentage A* - B - 79%, National - 53.1%
    • Percentage A* - C - 92%, National - 77.4%

    In addition, we are delighted with the following statistics:

    • Students with 3+ A* - 6
    • Students with 3+ A*- A - 48
    • Students with 3+ A*- B - 121

    Exceptional grades achieved in the sixth form’s most popular subjects, English, Mathematics, History and the Sciences.

    Very strong performance across ‘facilitating subjects’.

    With 83 students, English Literature is the school’s most popular subject, and we’re thrilled to see 95% achieving A*- B grades here. Mathematics is the second most popular, with 79 Year 13s taking it through to A level, and gaining stunning results with 76% at A*- B grades. A number of students took Further Mathematics (12) and 92% achieved
    A*- B grades. The subject with the third highest number of entries (61) is History, and we’re delighted that 85% scored A*- B grades here. There was also strong performance across the three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) with 111 students taking one or more science A level and achieving 76% A*- B grades.

    Students have come away with very high grades in Geography (89% A*- B), French (100% A*- B) and Latin            (67% A*- B). The subjects mentioned above are all ‘facilitating subjects’, and are highly prized for university entry.

    Also performing exceptionally well is Art, with 88% achieving A*- B grades, Music at 80% A* - B grades and Drama at 91% A*- B grades.

    These are exceptionally strong results, reflecting extremely hard work by students and teachers, and consistent support from parents. Our students are ambitious and determined to achieve to the best of their ability, and these grades demonstrate that their effort and dedication over challenging two year courses have been worthwhile.


    This year students and teachers faced particular challenges because many A levels were reformed for 2017. This meant teachers had no past papers or previous experience of the syllabus to refer to in preparation for the exams. It’s therefore especially pleasing to see grades going up.

    Some subjects saw the highest percentage of A* grades for the past three years:
    Art 26% A*, English Literature 35% A*, Mathematics 26% A*, Further Mathematics 33% A*, French 38% A*, Geography 26% A*.

    We have a very diverse sixth form, with 20% of our students speaking English as an additional language, and 3% having Special Educational Needs. 5% are eligible for Free School Meals.

    Congratulations to all!

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
    August 2017