Exam results and university destinations
We are delighted with the performance of our graduating Upper Sixth class. Under extraordinary circumstances, pupils have secured outstanding results, achieving some of the highest grades in recent Rossall history and pursuing courses at top universities around the UK and abroad.
In the A-level examinations, over 2/3s of all grades awarded were either an A* or A, and over 60% of all students now plan to attend either a Russell Group university or a Top 20 university. No fewer than four students will be taking up places to study Medicine, and two students were awarded full sports scholarships to prestigious American universities. Other university destinations include Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Warwick, University of Leeds, University of Manchester and Durham University, to name just a few.
Alongside the wide variety of A-level courses offered in the Sixth Form, pupils can also study the IB Diploma Programme. This year, students achieved an average of 35 points which places this year’s cohort amongst the highest performing cohorts within the UK. Furthermore, almost a quarter of students achieved 40 points or above, the equivalent of achieving A*AA at A-level.
Rossall Year 11 students also achieved excellent GCSE exam results. Over 55% of all entries awarded this summer were a grade 7 or above, with an astounding fifth of all grades achieving the coveted grade 9. Art, Latin as well as our enrichment subjects Ancient Greek, Business Studies and Mandarin all celebrated 100% of their grades being 7 – 9. Furthermore, almost all subjects, including the core English, Maths and Science, had over half of their entries at grade 7 or above.
GCSE Results 2021
GRADE % 9 20 9 – 8 36 9 – 7 55 9 – 4 98
International Baccalaureate Diploma Results 2021Pass rate – 100%Average point score – 35
A Level Results 2021
GRADE % A* 29 A* – A 61 A* – B 83 A* – C 93 A* – E 100
University Destinations 2020
The vast majority – 72% – of Upper Sixth leavers in 2020 went to UK universities. Of this, 60% went to Russell Group/Top 20 universities with 40% taking up places at Top 10 universities (Complete University Guide):
CUG Ranking University Number 2 University of Oxford 1 3 University of St Andrews 3 6 Loughborough University 1 7 Durham University 3 8 Lancaster University 4 10 University College London 1
Other UK Russell Group/Top 20 destinations included: University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, King’s College, London, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Queen Mary, University of London, University of Southampton, University of Warwick and University of York.
Studying at universities abroad continued to be a popular route for many students with 10% of students opting to take up places outside the UK. Three students won golf scholarships to study in the USA, one student will be taking up a place at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni in Milan whilst another will be studying Law at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt.
The time at Rossall is merely a springboard to the rest of one’s life so it is vitally important to spend time exploring and considering the best route to take.
At Sixth Form level, Rossall offers the very best of two worlds - the traditional A Level route and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
As part of our enrichment programme and commitment to expanding horizons, we run a varied and engaging series of lectures, talks and presentations throughout the year.