2020 Results

Following a period of unusual circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and weeks of uncertainty around how GCSE grades would be determined this year, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) confirmed that this year’s GCSE grades were awarded using the centre assessment grade from schools and colleges.

As always, our pupils have made us proud:

Overall 95% of St John’s pupils achieved 5 or more 9 to 4 (A* – C) grade GCSEs in 2020.


2019 Results

Overall 87% of St John’s pupils achieved 5 or more 9 to 4 (A* – C) grade GCSEs in 2019.

83% of pupils achieved 5 or more 9-4 grade GCSEs including Maths and English.  7 subjects had 100% pass rates with 20% of all GCSEs being 7-9 (A or A*) grades.

English Language pass:                    90% (National Average 62%)

English Literature pass:                   90% (National Average 73%)

Maths pass:                                         90% (National Average 60%)

Biology, Chemistry, Physics pass:  100% each (National Average 90%)

Combined Science pass:                   74% (National Average 55%)

Our top pupil gained 66 points from his top 8 GCSEs (3 x grade 9s, 4 x grade 8s, 1 x grade 7).  Grammar schools require 51-54 points for entry.


2018 Results

96% of St John’s School pupils achieved 5 or more A* to C or 9 -4 grade GCSEs in 2018.

In a year where the reformed GCSEs were far more challenging, St John’s School pupils achieved amazing results in their GCSE exams.

The Year 11 pupils in the academic year of 2017/18 excelled with 93% of exams awarded at A* to C or 9 – 4 grade.  The national pass mark was 70%.

9 subjects had 100% A* – C or 9 – 4 pass rate, 23% of all GCSE’s taken were grade
A/A* or 7 – 9.

The following core subject results were well above the national average;

English pass:    90% (National Average 70%)

Maths pass:     93% (National Average 71%)

Science pass:   94% (National Average 54%)

One of the top performing pupils achieved an impressive 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8/ A* and 3 grade 7/A with several other pupils scoring similarly.


The majority of our pupils progressed to their first choice of Post 16 Institutions which included Grammar Schools, Sixth Form Schools and Colleges.