Results & Performance

Examination Results 2021

Exams were cancelled again this year due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Students have nevertheless received GCSE, AS and A level grades, as well as grades for the Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award.

The exam boards asked schools and colleges to submit teacher-assessed grades, which were based upon assessment evidence. They applied national rigorous quality-assurance measures before they approved teacher-assessed grades of schools.

Students at The Priory School sat a number of assessments from March to May 2021. The results of these assessments contributed to the teacher-assessed grades that were submitted and accepted by exam boards in June.

KS4 Results

Year 11 students celebrated excellent results in 2021. We are delighted that there were 121 Grade 9s (94 in 2020) and a total of 150 Grade 8s (137 in 2020).

English results were again very good. 66.5% of our students attained Grade 9-5 (a good pass) and 84% achieved Grades 9-4 (a standard pass, which is equivalent to the previous Grade C at GCSE). Many students achieved their target grades in Maths, with 66% of students achieving Grades 9-5 and 80.3% achieving a Grade 9-4. The Attainment 8 score is 53.12, which is equivalent to above a Grade 5 across all subjects. The following table shows the comparison of the results with 2020 and 2019 data:

Measure2019 20202021
Attainment 848.350.853.12
% English 9-4 798284
% English 9-5 576566.5
% Maths 9-4717880.3
% Maths 9-5475666
EBacc Point Score4.165.084.58
% English and Maths 9-5424760
% English and Maths 9-4636774.5
Destination2019 (%)2020 (%)2021 (%)
TPS 6th Form545156.14
Other 6th Form provision (school)1.840.53
College38.13541.71
Other educational organisation4.361.06%
Apprentice / employment1.840.53

The following link can be used to compare The Priory School data with other schools:

School and college performance tables

Key Stage 5 (16 to 18) Examination Information 2019 to 2021

 201920202021
Average Point Score:A Level: 33.17
Academic: 33.17
Applied general: 29.38
A Level: 40.43
Academic: 40.95
Applied general: 31.67
A Level: 39.92
Academic: 39.87
Applied general: 34.69
Average Grade:A Level: C+
Academic: C+
Applied general: M+
A Level: B
Academic: B
Applied general: Distinction
A Level: B
Academic: B
Applied general: Distinction
Progress in English and Maths at KS5:In Maths, 6 students retook the qualification, with 3 gaining a Level 2.
In English, 7 students retook the qualification, with 5 students gaining Level 4.
In Maths, 7 students retook the qualification, with 5 gaining a Level 2.
In English, 0 students required a retake in the qualification.
In Maths, 7 students retook the qualification with 6 gaining a Level 2
In English, 0 students required a retake in this subject.
Retention:A Level: 89% of students completed their main programme of study.
Academic: 96% of students completed their main programme of study.
Applied General: 85% of students completed their main programme of study.
A Level: 96.6 % of students completed their main programme of study.
Academic: 97.7 % of students completed their main programme of study.
Applied General: 95.5 % of students completed their main programme of study.
A Level: 92.2%
Academic: 96.63%
Applied General: 100%
Destinations:90% of the cohort went into sustained education, employment or training.
76% of the cohort went into higher education.
91% of the cohort went into sustained education, employment or training.
72% of the cohort went into higher education.
85% of the cohort went into sustained education, employment or training.
72.5% of the cohort went into higher education
15% of students took a gap year.