Exam Results and Information

At Prince Henry's we are very proud of the results our students achieve. Information on the last two years of external results can be seen at the foot of this page.

Exam Results

The following summary is the message from our Headteacher, Janet Sheriff, released on the results days.

Prince Henry's Grammar School A Level Results 2017

We are really proud of how our sixth form students have performed this year, they have risen to the increased challenge and achieved some excellent results at A level.

The overall pass rate has increased to 99% and the percentage A* - C grades has increased to 79% with an impressive proportion (28%) of all grades being A or A*. This high attainment is evident in the more academic subjects such as the Sciences, Maths and English, as well as in vocational subjects such as Applied Business, BTec Music, BTec PE and IT, where there was a high proportion of double distinction* grades (equivalent of two A* grades). These great results are especially pleasing considering that the challenge of A levels has increased once more with the introduction of new style A levels in a range of subjects. Teachers at Prince Henry’s have worked particularly hard this year to prepare students for this additional challenge and they are rightly proud of how well our students have performed. 

There are some amazing individual successes across the full range of academic achievement: At the top end an exceptional number of students gained straight A or A* grades. Euan Walkley and Sam Graham both achieved an A* grade in all three of their A level subjects (a mixture of Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Further Maths). Euan will study Chemistry at Oxford University and Sam will study engineering at Durham University. Abe Gilbody achieved two A* grades and an A grade (Biology, Maths and Chemistry) and will go on to study medicine at Liverpool University. Udayan Banger, Rebecca Gibbs, Becca Gray and Tom Settle all achieved A*, A, A in their three main subjects. Meg Liddicott, who secured three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and English Literature, will study dentistry at Newcastle University and Suleiman Spencer secured the grades to study medicine at Leeds University. Tom Farley-Hills achieved a Double Distinction* (equivalent of two A*grades) in Music, a grade A in English Literature and a Distinction in IT. Sam Marsh achieved a Double Distinction* in IT and an A grade in Economics. Ben Pope and Lachlan Ogg both achieved a Double Distinction* in IT and a grade A in Applied Business. As a result of the hard work of teachers and students, it is likely that an even higher proportion of Prince Henry’s students will have been accepted by their choice of university, apprenticeship, or employment. 

Prince Henry's Grammar School GCSE Results 2017

Despite increased challenge in both maths and English exams and a different grading system, students at Prince Henry’s have produced an impressive set of results – bucking the national trend where there has been a slight decline nationally in the overall rate for Grade C / 4. There was potential for significant turbulence in result but it appears that teachers and students have risen to the challenge and maintained the usual high levels of achievement. We are very pleased that 74% of our students secured a pass in both English and Maths and an impressive number achieved top grades across a range of subjects, including the much sought after new grade 9 in English and/or maths. In addition the analysis of examination results suggests that Prince Henry’s students of all ability levels have made very good progress whilst at our school.

There are some amazing individual successes with an impressive number of students securing the equivalent of a grade A or A* in all of their GCSEs. There are too many to mention here, but of special note are Marc O’Halloran (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 11 at A*), Harry Kingston (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 9 at A*), Akhila Kale (11 GCSEs at A or above with 9 at A*) and Jack Auchterlounie (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 9 at A* - including the new elusive ‘grade 9’ in both English and maths).

The majority of Prince Henry’s Year 11 students will continue studying in the Sixth Form, but there are still a limited number of places available for other students wishing to join the highly successful sixth form at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

I am extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students and staff - they have worked extremely hard to secure this success. Their effort and commitment, together with the expert teaching, guidance and support from our dedicated staff means that very many students have exceeded expectations. All our students and staff deserve tremendous praise for their hard work. It is really pleasing when students achieve the grades they need to progress to the next stage of their learning.”

Janet Sheriff, Headteacher


Year 11 Student Destinations – staying in education or going into employment

  • School = 98% (National 94%)

Year 13 Student Destinations (2016) – staying in education or going into employment for at least 2 terms after 16-18 study

  • 94% (National 88%)

The continued improvement in standards at Prince Henry’s is due to our team of talented and dedicated staff and the hard work and commitment of our amazing students. Well done to all!

GCSE Grade Information

For more information on the change to grades 9-1 at GCSE please visit the following website:


Starting in 2017 with English and maths, new GCSEs in England will be graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. Students taking GCSEs in England this summer ...

Published Results

The full Department for Education "Performance Tables" can be viewed here.

Exam Information for Summer 2018

Exams Booklet Summer 2018 - all the information you need, if you are sitting national exams this Summer. Policies referring to exams (referenced in the exams information booklet) can be found on the website in School Information/School policies.

Please find below information to support you after collecting your examination results.

Post Results Information – Remarks, Access to Scripts

Exam Certificate Information – Collecting your certificates

E12AS Form to request access to your exam script

E12ER Form to request an enquiry about results (remark request)

Please return all forms to the Exams Office as soon as possible.

Exam Results by Subject

Please use the links below to view a detailed summary of exam results by subject.

  1. A Level Results Summer 2017
  2. GCSE Results Summer 2017
  3. A-Level & A2 Results Summer 2016
  4. GCSE Results Summer 2016