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Top A-level results

This page shows the top institutions ranked on the basis of their pupils' A/AS-level and equivalent results in 2008.

All had average points per student of more than 1000. Smaller schools, with fewer than 30 exam entrants, are not ranked.

We have included information on admissions policy and any specialism.

Name, area TYPE APS CVA
Colchester Royal Grammar School, Essex FD Sc SEL M 1359 994.5
Hampton School, Richmond-upon-Thames IND B 1311.4 990.1
King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham IND G 1301.8 1011.4
Colyton Grammar School, Devon FD Sc,LePP SEL M 1288.7 983
Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire IND G 1235.6 1010.7
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Trafford FD L,TS SEL G 1216 946.4
The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Richmond-upon-Thames IND G 1206.2 1004
Withington Girls' School, Manchester IND G 1204 999
St Swithun's School, Hampshire IND G 1198.5 1009.4
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, Essex FD Sc,L,LePP SEL M 1194.8 979.1
Norwich High School for Girls GDST, Norfolk IND G 1194.2 1000.3
The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston-upon-Thames CY M&C,L SEL G 1191.5 995.2
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham VA Sc,H SEL B 1189.6 1001.6
Sevenoaks School, Kent IND M 1186 1068.3
Pate's Grammar School, Gloucestershire VA L,Sc SEL M 1178.3 999.9
Warwick School, Warwickshire IND B 1174.3 977.7
Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Essex FD T,L,Mu SEL G 1171.6 1026.7
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Birmingham CY Sc SEL G 1155 969
King Edward's School, Birmingham IND B 1147.8 992.7
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham VA M&C SEL G 1146.1 973.3
King Edward VI School, Warwickshire VA H SEL B 1144.1 998.7
Downe House School, West Berkshire IND G 1139.9 1006.7
Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancashire VA T,L,M&C SEL B 1139.1 995.6
City of London Freemens' School, Surrey IND M 1137.2 1007.5
Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Buckinghamshire FD Sc,L SEL B 1130.9 999.8
Tormead School, Surrey IND G 1130.4 1000.2
King's College School, Merton IND B 1128.5 1033.1
Loughborough Grammar School, Leicestershire IND B 1128 1000.5
The Grange School, Cheshire IND M 1125.8 1046.1
Westminster School, Westminster IND M 1125.3 1007.3
Wallington County Grammar School, Sutton FD Sc SEL M 1122.1 994.3
Casterton School, Cumbria IND G 1116 1014.1
Yarm School, Stockton-on-Tees IND M 1115.3 999.6
Wilson's School, Sutton VA M&C,A SEL B 1114.5 1024.4
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet, Barnet FD Mu SEL B 1112.1 993.9
Ermysted's Grammar School, North Yorkshire VA Sc SEL B 1106.6 1007.5
King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham VA H,Sc SEL M 1105 989.6
King Edward VI Handsworth School, Birmingham VA A SEL G 1102.8 1012.8
Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton FD Sc SEL G 1100.2 949.4
Merchant Taylors' School, Hertfordshire IND B 1095.2 1002.1
Ripon Grammar School, North Yorkshire CY E SEL M 1094.7 987.9
Nottingham High School, Nottingham IND B 1092.4 1007.4
James Allen's Girls' School, Southwark IND G 1089.5 1001.6
Alleyn's School, Southwark IND M 1088.7 1000.6
St Catherine's School, Surrey IND G 1087.4 1041.9
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle, Kensington and Chelsea IND M 1087.4 995.7
North London Collegiate School, Harrow IND G 1085.5 1023
Marymount International School, Kingston-upon-Thames IND G 1085.3 <
Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Wirral CY L,H SEL G 1084.9 975.5
Eton College, Windsor and Maidenhead IND B 1084.6 1028.1
Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall VA L,B&E SEL B 1081.6 973.6
Loughborough High School, Leicestershire IND G 1079.5 1022.8
Colchester County High School for Girls, Essex FD Sc,L,LePP SEL G 1079.2 994.8
Cardinal Newman College, Lancashire 6th Form Coll NA 1079.1 1012.4
Caistor Grammar School, Lincolnshire FD Sp,H SEL M 1077.7 984.7
Concord College, Shropshire IND M 1076.2 #
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Trafford FD L SEL B 1075.3 985.1
Wakefield Girls' High School, Wakefield IND G 1074.2 993.6
Bootham School, York IND M 1074.1 1026.3
Hulme Grammar School for Girls, Oldham IND G 1072.1 978.8
Dover Grammar School for Girls, Kent CY H SEL G 1068.9 931.8
Oxford High School GDST, Oxfordshire IND G 1068.8 1011.8
Poole Grammar School, Poole FD M&C,SEN C&L SEL B 1065.6 984.6
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School, Lancashire FD T,L,LePP SEL G 1064.8 976.4
Belvedere Academy, Liverpool AC COMP G 1063.1 981.9
Sir Thomas Rich's School, Gloucestershire CY L,Sc,RATL SEL M 1060.9 971.2
Heckmondwike Grammar School, Kirklees FD T,L,TS SEL M 1059.7 970.5
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School, Bromley VA M&C,Sc SEL M 1059.3 1008.4
Winstanley College, Wigan 6th Form Coll NA 1054.8 988.3
Greenhead College, Kirklees 6th Form Coll NA 1054.7 1001.2
Magdalen College School, Oxfordshire IND B 1054.5 1009
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls A Specialist College for Language and Science, Warwickshire CY L,Sc SEL G 1053.7 990.6
The Crossley Heath School, Calderdale FD L,YST SEL M 1053.2 993.2
Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea FD L,LePP SEL M 1051.9 978.5
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School, Barnet VA L SEL G 1051.1 986.9
Newport Girls' High School, Telford and Wrekin CY M&C SEL G 1050.9 1029.6
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield IND B 1049.8 996.8
St Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith and Fulham IND G 1049.6 1019.1
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Hertfordshire FD L,Mu,LePP,TS COMP M 1048.4 1031.9
King Edward VI College Stourbridge, Dudley 6th Form Coll NA 1047.1 1007.4
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridgeshire 6th Form Coll NA 1046.7 1012.9
Westcliff High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea FD H SEL B 1046.6 974.8
St Mary's School Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead IND G 1046.6 1005.3
Nottingham Girls' High School GDST, Nottingham IND G 1046.3 1018.1
Derby High School, Derby IND G 1044.5 1005.3
Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire 6th Form Coll NA 1043.6 1012.3
King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham VA Sp SEL B 1043.5 1000.1
Highsted Grammar School, Kent FD Sc SEL M 1043.3 1003.5
Kendrick School, Reading FD Sc,L SEL G 1042.9 998.3
The Judd School, Kent VA Mu,Sc SEL M 1040.6 990.8
Badminton School, Bristol IND G 1040.6 999
Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire VC A SEL M 1037.6 975.1
Southbank International School, Kensington and Chelsea IND M 1037.6 <
Southend High School for Girls, Southend-on-Sea FD L,RATL SEL M 1037.4 978.6
Birkdale School, Sheffield IND M 1036.7 993.3
Skipton Girls' High School, North Yorkshire FD E SEL G 1035.7 994.9
Invicta Grammar School, Kent CY B&E SEL M 1035 982.7
Sir William Perkins's School, Surrey IND G 1033.3 1028.3
St Paul's School, Richmond-upon-Thames IND B 1032.2 1000.7
Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Torbay FD L,B&E SEL B 1031.9 975.5
Radley College, Oxfordshire IND B 1030.9 994.5
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Lancashire FD M&C,TS SEL M 1030 959.2
St Albans School, Hertfordshire IND M 1029.8 1021.5
Wymondham High School, Norfolk CY A COMP M 1029.8 985.6
Wolverhampton Girls' High School, Wolverhampton FD L,LePP SEL G 1029 996.6
The Blue Coat School, Liverpool VA Sc SEL M 1027.9 983.2
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Birmingham VA L,TS SEL M 1027.5 999.4
Reading School, Reading FD H SEL B 1026.3 1011.8
Peter Symonds College, Hampshire 6th Form Coll NA 1025.5 1000.6
Winchester College, Hampshire IND B 1024.9 1024.9
The Nelson Thomlinson School, Cumbria VC M&C,TS COMP M 1022 976.9
King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lancashire IND M 1021.7 988.8
Northampton High School, Northamptonshire IND G 1021.3 1027.3
The Broxbourne School, Hertfordshire FD B&E,L COMP M 1021.1 973.7
Thomas Telford School, Telford and Wrekin CTC COMP M 1020.7 994.1
Hymers College, Kingston-upon-Hull IND M 1020.6 980.4
Queen Mary's High School, Walsall VA L,M&C SEL G 1020.5 1007.7
Cleveland College of Art and Design, Middlesbrough College NA 1018.6 1078.1
Whitgift School, Croydon IND B 1018.6 997.8
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Lancashire FD L SEL M 1017.6 996.9
Bolton School Girls' Division, Bolton IND G 1016.8 990.9
Bolton School Boys' Division, Bolton IND B 1016.6 1024.1
West Kirby Grammar School, Wirral CY Sc SEL G 1016.2 977.2
Spalding High School, Lincolnshire CY Sp SEL M 1015.6 991.5
St Ambrose College, Trafford VA M&C SEL B 1015.5 1005
Roedean School, Brighton and Hove IND G 1012.5 1006.6
High School for Girls, Gloucestershire CY L,Sc SEL M 1011.4 975.8
Bablake School, Coventry IND M 1010.7 1019.8
The Mount School, York IND G 1010.3 1039.3
St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School, Chelmsford, Essex VA T,YST COMP M 1008.8 1016.7
Bury Grammar School (Girls), Bury IND G 1008.8 1021.6
Dixie Grammar School, Leicestershire IND M 1008.8 963.1
Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth CY L,LePP SEL G 1008.5 981.5
Leicester Grammar School, Leicester IND M 1007.1 1002.9
Parkstone Grammar School, Poole FD Sc,L SEL G 1007 984.3
City of London School for Girls, City of London IND G 1006.5 1018.6
Sutton Grammar School for Boys, Sutton FD Sc SEL B 1006.4 981.3
The King's School, Peterborough VA Sc COMP M 1005 1002.7
Audenshaw School, Tameside FD T COMP M 1004.9 980.7
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Buckinghamshire VC A SEL M 1004.7 1018.8
Rugby School, Warwickshire IND M 1003.6 1028.1
Channing School, Haringey IND G 1002.5 1003.4
Adams' Grammar School, Telford and Wrekin VA T,L,TS SEL M 1002.4 967.8
The Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith and Fulham IND G 1002.1 1043.9
Urmston Grammar School, Trafford FD Sc,L SEL M 1001.8 973.7
Devonport High School for Boys, Plymouth FD E,L SEL M 1001.6 989
Abingdon School, Oxfordshire IND B 1001.4 1020
Guildford High School, Surrey IND G 1000.6 1022.4

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