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Public Examination Results 2018

Many congratulations to staff and pupils, who worked so hard to produce such wonderful results.


  • 20.5% of all grades were A*.
  • 51.6% of grades were A* & A.
  • A third of the year group of 164 pupils got three A grades or higher.
  • 59% of the year group secured grades AAB or higher.
  • 14 pupils attained entry into Oxford and Cambridge.
  • The Vaughan is, according to The Times, the top state Catholic comprehensive in the country and the second highest-performing overall.


  • 10.6% of all grades were 9 – three times the national average for boys.
  • Three pupils achieved grade 9 in all subjects.
  • 28.7% of grades were 9 & 8 – three times the national average for boys.
  • 55.5% of grades were 9, 8 or 7 – three times the national average for boys.
  • The Progress 8 score looks set to exceed 0.6.

These results are no flash in the pan: they stem from rigorous and demanding teaching by our staff, sustained hard work on the part of our pupils and unwavering support from our parents.

Very well done to all!