Examination Results

Specialists' Examination Results 2016

Charterhouse is again celebrating a splendid set of examination results with 92% of Cambridge Pre-U examinations taken awarded Distinction or Merit grades. Forty-eight pupils achieved Distinctions (or their A level equivalent) in all subjects taken; sixteen achieved the equivalent of A level A* grades in all their subjects and, of those, three achieved the absolute top grade available in the examination that they sat (either all D1s or A*s).

The IB Diploma Programme results were extremely strong, too: 80% of grades awarded were either 6s or 7s (a 7 being the highest) and almost 50% of the cohort achieved 40 points or more (typically seen as an average score for Oxbridge entry). Three pupils were awarded 44 points, which is tantalisingly close to the maximum of 45.

Delighted pupils from both courses of study are now celebrating securing their university places, including those pupils who have achieved their offers for Oxbridge entry as well as to leading US universities such as Chicago, NYU, Stanford and UPenn, as well as other top-flight international universities such as Hong Kong. Our Second Year Specialists have done extremely well, indeed.

Mr James Kazi – Deputy Headmaster (Academic) said that he had been “hugely impressed by the commitment of the pupils” and “the endeavour that they had shown in preparing themselves for the examinations”. In addition, he also paid tribute both to the teaching staff, for their superlative work in preparing pupils for the examinations, and the support that was provided by the whole of the Charterhouse community.

Pre-U / A Level / IB Diploma Programme Percentages

In a small number of subjects an A level syllabus is followed. Pre-U equivalent grades have been given for A Level and IB DP subjects.

RESULTS BY SUBJECT 2016
  Course Entries Dist % Merit % Pass %
Art & Design Pre-U / IBDP 13 69 31 0
Biology A Level / IBDP 55 60 36 4
Business & Management Pre-U 24 21 71 8
Chemistry Pre-U / IBDP 52 71 25 4
Chinese A Level / IBDP 3 33 67 0
Classics A Level 5 20 40 40
Design & Technology A Level 8 25 38 38
Economics Pre-U / IBDP 68 60 32 6
English Pre-U / IBDP 66 64 35 2
Extended Essay IBDP 24 25 62 12
French Pre-U / IBDP 25 64 32 4
Further Mathematics Pre-U 35 77 11 9
Geography Pre-U / IBDP 28 64 32 4
German Pre-U / IBDP 9 89 11 0
Government & Politics A Level 30 40 57 3
Greek  Pre-U 4 75  25 0
History Pre-U / IBDP 86 58 35 6
Italian A Level / IBDP 4 57 43 0
Latin Pre-U / IBDP 14 71 29 0
Mathematical Studies IBDP 6 100 0 0
Mathematics Pre-U / IBDP 117 56 32 8
Music Pre-U 6 33 50 17
Persian A Level 1 100 0 0
Physics Pre-U / IBDP 51 61 29 4
Russian A Level / IBDP 1 100 0 0
Spanish Pre-U / IBDP 18 89 11 0
Theatre Studies A Level 15 67 33 0
Theology A Level 29 52 10 0
Theory of Knowledge IBDP 24 46 46 8

† IB DP grades have been converted thus: Distinction = 7 / 6; Merit = 5 / 4; Pass = 3 / 2 /1.

CAMBRIDGE PRE-U RESULTS 2010-2016
  Entries Distinction % Merit % Pass %
2016 Totals 634 58 34 6
2015 Totals 456 56 37 7
2014 Totals 552 63 30 6
2013 Totals 467 64 30 6
2012 Totals 563 63 33 3
2011 Totals 479 67 25 8
2010 Totals 500 66 27 6

A Level Results prior to the introduction of Cambridge Pre-U

Percentages
  A AB ABC ABCD Pass
2009 66 91 98 99 100
2008 66 88 97 99 100
2007 70 91 97 100 100
2006 60 88 99 100 100
2005 61 87 97 100 100

(I)GCSE RESULTS 2015

Following record results in 2014, this year’s (I)GCSE results are the best ever recorded by the School. 54% of subjects taken were graded at A* and the figure for A* and A grades combined was 83%.

All of our Fifth Form  pupils (Year 11) take a minimum of nine (I)GCSEs: fourteen pupils this year gained straight A* grades and 54 achieved all A*s and As.

James Kazi, Deputy Headmaster (Academic), paid credit to the boys for their significant efforts and to the Charterhouse teachers for their support: “Building on last year’s superlative results, it is extremely heartening to see an even better outcome following the hard work and endeavour of the boys and their beaks. We are immensely proud of their achievements, impressive as they are. All of this augurs very well for the success of these pupils in their Specialist studies on either the Pre-U courses or the IB Diploma Programme.”

Percentages
  A* A*A A*AB A*ABC
2015 53 83 96 99
2014 51 82 97 100
2013 43 78 95 100
2012 44 79 96 99
2011 46 80 96 99
2010 33 73 91 98
2009 49 82 96 99
2008 37 76 95 100
2007 39 78 96 100
2006 35 75 97 100
2005 35 72 93 99