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Exam results

Westminster City School offers exceptional learning opportunities and strong pastoral support to ensure all our young people reach their potential.

We are very proud of our GCSE results, which are above national averages in almost every subject, and significantly above national averages for state-funded boys' schools.

GCSE Results Day 2023 saw an outstanding set of results with outcomes higher than in 2022, well above national averages and significantly up on 2019 results, the last time that there were comparable grade boundaries. 

The school has bucked the national trend with the students’ achievements higher than last year across a range of measures. Whilst the proportion of 9 to 7 grades fell nationally to 22.6%, at Westminster City School the proportion of these grades rose by 5% to just shy of 33% of all GCSE grades. Almost 55% of grades in vocational qualification were at the equivalent of Grade 6 and above.

Within our Sixth Form, we offer challenging and rewarding A Levels that can lead to exciting further study opportunities and a range of future careers.

A Level Results Day 2023 showed a string of excellent grades for our sixth formers.

Over a 1/3 of students have secured places at Russell Group or top 10 ranked UK Universities, and they will complete their studies in subjects ranging from Medicine to Theoretical Physics, and from Law to Geography. A record number of students will start degree courses at universities from Edinburgh to Exeter. Other students hold places on competitive and prestigious degree apprenticeships. Staff at Palace Street are immensely proud of all these students have accomplished throughout their two years especially as this was the first time having the experience of opening public examination results. 

Read our A Level Results Day 2023 press release to find out more about our results in August 2023. In addition, our video (below) features some of our super sixth formers, talking about their university plans.

Progress and Performance

Students' performance at Westminster City School and Sixth Form is reported in the Department for Education (DfE) school performance tables each year. Students and parents can access this information using the link below.

Department for Education Performance Tables

Key Stage 4 Results

  • Progress 8 score is +0.37
  • Attainment in English and Maths, percentage of students achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths - 58.82%
  • Attainment 8 score - 52.71
  • The percentage of students that enter EBacc is 31.1%, and the percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after Key Stage 4 is 96%.

Key Stage 5 Results

Please see Key Stage 5 information regarding attainment, retention and destinations below.

  • Average Grade: C+
  • Average Points: 34.50
  • A*- B= 51.4%
  • A* - C= 74.6%
  • A*- E= 98.4%
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