We are very proud of our students’ academic achievements. Independent statistical evidence
shows that we “add value”, typically improving by 1 or 2 grades on those predicted by externally
administered adaptive testing.
In the Summer 2012 public examinations Portland Place students achieved our highest ever A*-B at
A2 level (57%), but we are equally proud of all of our students, who invariably obtain grades which
maximise their own academic potential.
Our success at GCSE has been no less pleasing with 85% of our 2012 cohort achieving at least 5 A*-
C grades. The 2011 Independent Schools Inspectorate reported : “The school successfully meets its
aim to ensure that each pupil reaches his or her academic best.”
When asked, our students say that they feel their academic success at Portland Place is a result
of their feeling comfortable and valued. There are small class sizes (average 15 in Years 7-11;
average 5 in the Sixth Form), with an informal yet highly productive working relationship between
students and teachers. This collaborative ethos instils a sense of self-belief in our students, which is
undoubtedly the platform for their academic success.
|Analysis of A Level grades 2008 to 2012|
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|Analysis of GCSE grades 2008 to 2012|
|Exam Year||% A*||% A*-A||% A*-B||% A*-C||% A*-E|