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How were British boarding schools’ 2023 exam results?

‘Summertime and the living is easy.’ Unless you’re a 16- or 18-year-old anxiously awaiting results…

This can be a nervous time for many every year, but British boarding schools’ 2023 exam results were particularly keenly anticipated by those who took IB, A Level and/or BTEC papers earlier this summer. This cohort is arguably the one whose educational experience was most dramatically affected by Covid because their GCSE exams were cancelled due to the lockdown, so their 18+ papers were the first formal, external exams they had had to sit throughout the whole of senior school – a true baptism of fire!

Given this background, together with the fact that examination boards marked more stringently this year in an attempt to return to pre-pandemic grading, I was over the moon to learn how many pupils did so well.

Wellington School’s Class of 2023 celebrated close to a third of all grades being the top A* or A, with 12 students achieving at least 3 A or A* grades. Harrogate Ladies College, meanwhile, was delighted to report 41% of its girls achieving A*-A grades. Alongside its A Level successes, Rishworth School reported that those studying BTEC and Vocational qualifications including Sport, and Food Science and Nutrition, celebrated 100% achievement, with 96% of grades being within the higher grading boundaries of Distinction* to Merit.

These are just a few examples of our British boarding schools’ 2023 exam results to give you an idea of how they maximise their students’ potential. If you would like your child to fulfil theirs, please get in touch.