Revealed: The colleges with the highest A-level grades and the best university attendance
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A-level score: this measures the average grade achieved at A-levels. The maximum score a school can gain is a 60the equivalent of every grade achieved being an A*. The average score nationally is 35.29.
Avg. A-level: similar to the A-level score calculation, but in the letter grade format actually used by exam boards for ease of understanding. The average score nationally is a B-.
University attendance: the proportion of students who graduated in 2021 who go on to study at university.
Russell Group and Oxbridge attendance: the proportion of university-attending students who graduated in 2021 who go on to study at a Russell Group university, Oxford, or Cambridge University.
Source of all data is the Department for Education and Ofsted. Data relates to students who sat their A Levels in the summer of 2023. Some schools have been removed if there is incomplete exam results data. Schools are only included if they did A-levels, meaning some colleges which only teach technical or other academic qualifications are excluded. School pupil numbers refer to the number of pupils sitting A-levels in a single year.
n elite mathematics school in south London has topped The Telegraph’s state school A-level league table, taking the top spot for the fourth consecutive year.
The King's College London Maths School, in Lambeth, took the top spot for exams sat in 2023, with A* being the average grade awarded to students.
The school, linked closely to the university, opened in 2014 and admissions are hotly contested. Pupils must get an 8 or 9 in GCSE maths, equivalent to an A*, and a 7 to 9 in physics to secure a place at the school.
Over 90 per cent of pupils go on to study at Russell Group universities, with a quarter studying at Oxbridge.
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet, takes the second spot for the fourth year running, having previously placed third in The Telegraph’s GCSE rankings. Wilson’s School, in Sutton, placed third on the list.
Meanwhile, Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre jumped seven places to reach fifth place, having sat at 23rd just two years ago.
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