A-levels

Should you choose a British school or international school?

One of the first decisions you have to make, assuming you are going private, is between the British system and international schools. There are considerable differences between the curricula and approaches, but even practical considerations. First, let us consider the practical aspects, as they can be a deciding factor even before you look into theoretical Continue reading…

GCSE league tables 2017 London

Following last week’s publication of A-Level results, which featured some surprising new comers, here is the new ranking of London secondary schools based on 2017 GCSE results. Unbeatable St Paul’s Girls’ School is Number 1 (as always?), closely followed by Westminster School. NLCS, Habs and City are strong as always. The co-educational schools keep edging Continue reading…

A-Level results 2017: King’s College Maths School tops the list of best London secondary schools

And the top secondary school in London is….  the King’s College Maths School, a selective state Sixth Form college in Lambeth! Pupils outperformed their peers at highly selective independent schools Westminster School, St Paul’s Girls’ School and King’s College Wimbledon, among others. These are just headline numbers and the picture will look a bit different if we Continue reading…

GCSE results London 2016

Following the release of last week’s A-Level results, schools across the country have now also released their GCSE results 2016, which enables us to compile a ranking specifically for London day schools. GCSE results give us a more recent picture of how a school is performing, since the pupils who take the exams have usually Continue reading…

A-Level results 2016: best London secondary schools

And the top secondary school in London is….  the St Paul’s Girls’ School (again)! The second place goes to Westminster School, followed by the North London Collegiate School (as always, it seems). Girls Day School trust (GDST) schools are well presented with two out of the top 20 schools in the ranking (Putney High and SHHS would be the third and fourth Continue reading…

Ranking of London senior schools by 2015 GCSE results

GCSE results for 2015 are out and the usual suspects in the top 5 are dominating the league table again. A few schools have shot up the ranking quite markedly, such as Highgate and Wimbledon High School. UCS in Hampstead just narrowly missed out on a spot in the top 20. The below ranking is based Continue reading…

And the top secondary school in London is….  the St Paul’s Girls’ School (again)! The second place goes to Westminster School, followed by the North London Collegiate School. The data is based on the Telegraph’s 2014 independent school league table for all of England, but I included only London schools and have added a few more schools individually Continue reading…

Southbank International School in London has launched an IB Diploma scholarship. The two-year, merit-based scholarship covers 100% of Southbank’s tuition fees for the duration of the programme, and is worth over £50,000. Applicants with strong academic potential and a commitment to the qualities and philosophy of the IB ethos are encouraged to apply before the Continue reading…

And the top secondary school in London is….  the St Paul’s Girls’ School (again)! The second place goes to Westminster School, followed by the North London Collegiate School. The data is based on the Telegraph’s 2013 independent school league table for all of England, but I have added a few more schools individually that were not included in Continue reading…

And the top school in London is….  the St Paul’s Girls’ School! The second place, well, it’s a tie between Westminster School and the North London Collegiate School, really. Westminster School has the second highest percentage of A*’s (85%), while NLCS tops the table of the highest share of A*’s – A’s. So I will provide Continue reading…

Pupils all over the UK have received their A-level results this morning. Grade inflation continues, with the pass rate rising for a 28th year in a row, to 97.8%! It tells you all you need to know about the minimum standards necessary to pass the A-Level. An interesting trend is the increase in maths and Continue reading…