For the second year running Portland Place is in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress at A – Level.

Continuing on an upward trend since 2014, Portland Place School celebrates yet another great year for A- Level and GCSE results with an overall pass rate of 96% at A- Level and a high record of 85% of students achieving 5+A*-C grades.

We are also proud to announce that we are in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress at A-Levels. Independent statistical evidence shows that we ‘add significant value,’ often 1 or 2 grades to those predicted by externally administered adaptive testing.  The majority of our students secured places at their chosen Universities including a good number into Russell Group Universities (e.g. King’s College London, Exeter, Southampton, Liverpool, York, Warwick) and others into highly regarded specialist arts and media courses.

At GCSE, with all the changes to new grading systems and new examinations designed to be more challenging than previously, we are very pleased that results not only stayed consistent with previous years but improved in a number of areas. It is particularly pleasing that students have made excellent progress, balancing the demands of their academic studies with full participation in our outstanding extra-curricular programme of creative arts and sports.

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 6 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 2010 to 2017

Exam Year % A*-A % A*-B % A*-C % A*-D % A*-E
2017 27 56 80 92 96
2016 38 66 89 99 100
2015 19 48 74 89 94
2014 18 48 79 94 99
2013 23 52 78 97 100
2012 29 57 78 91 97
2011 28 49 79 93 97
2010 18 42 75 82 91

Analysis of GCSE grades 2010 to 2017

Exam Year % A*-A % A*-B % A*-C % A*-E
2017 28 50 85 99
2016 26 52 84 98
2015 35 64 85 99
2014 32 56 82 97
2013 33 63 85 98
2012 28 57 81 99
2011 28 60 86 99
2010 27 60 87 99