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GCSE & A-Level Results 2017

The Vaughan has long enjoyed a position of national prominence in terms of the high performance of its pupils in public examinations: year after year the School tops national league tables, regularly outperforming many selective and fee-paying schools.

Its success is attributable to its unapologetically traditional outlook: we expect hard work from pupils and staff, and support from the parents. Regular homework in all subjects is set to support classwork. High standards of discipline are expected and enforced. This traditional approach, however, does not mean that the School looks backwards – on the contrary, pupils’ learning is supplemented by state-of-the-art technology. The Vaughan is, therefore, traditional in the best sense of the term: retaining the best of the old, it adopts of the best of the new.

At the heart of the School’s success, however, lies its Catholic ethos, which underpins all that it does. It is this ethos, to which all members of the School – staff, pupils and parents – subscribe, which binds us all together, creating a sense of unity. This unity of outlook leads to a clearly defined sense of purpose, which creates real momentum. The results of this are plain for all to see.

A-Level Results 2017

This has been another fine year for A-Level results, with the School firmly retaining its position at the top of national tables.  17.5% of grades attained at A-Level were at A* (well over twice the national average), with 85.9% at A* - B, while thirteen students obtained places at Oxbridge. These superlative results, no flash in the pan, are, for the fifth year in a row, good enough to place us at the top of The Times's school league table for all Catholic comprehensive schools at A-Level. 

Please click here for the 2017 list of confirmed places at Oxbridge

GCSE Results 2017

At GCSE, the proportion of grades at A* and A (including the new grades 9 – 7) was extremely high – 43.4%.  I am especially proud that the proportion of the new top 9 grades attained by Vaughan boys at GCSE in both English Language and English Literature was quadruple that of all boys nationally.  These results make the Vaughan, according to The Times, the highest performing comprehensive school for boys in the country. 

Please click here for a summary of our results

The performance of the Vaughan in the most recent school performance tables can be found by clicking here.

2017 results

Progress 8

Attainment 8

% English & Maths (grade 5+)

% entered Ebacc

% Ebacc (grade 5+)

% staying in education or employment post KS4