Exam results

King Edward’s School is one of the leading independent schools in the UK and pupils achieve excellent exam results each year. An overview of this year’s results as well as downloads of the full exam results and university destinations for the last four years are available below.  

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results 2020

The 113 boys who sat the IB Diploma in 2020 achieved excellent results, highlights of which include:

  • 3 boys gained the maximum 45 points – a score achieved by less than 0.5% of students worldwide out of over 160,000 IB students in total.
  • 12 boys gained 44 or 43 points
  • 49% of the cohort scored 40 points or above 
  • Average points score per pupil of 39.1 (9 points above the world average).
  Average score 40+ points
2020 39.1 49%
2019 37.9 41%
2018 37.9 46%
2017 39.1 54%

Comparing our 2020 Higher Level IB results to equivalent A-level grades provides the following:

Higher Level IB grade Equivalent A-level grade % of grades achieved
7 A* 38%
7/6 A*/A 82%
7/6/5 A*/A/B 97%

GCSE results 2020

The 131 boys who took their GCSEs in 2020 produced another set of outstanding results, highlights include:

  • 49 boys with 10 or 11 9s/8s
  • 66 boys with 9, 10 or 11 9s/8s
  • 79 boys with only 9s to 7s
  9/8 (A*) 9/8/7 (A*/A)
2020 71.7% 88.7%
2019 67.6% 85.4%
2018 64.5% 84.5%
2017 69.7% 90.4%

IB and GCSE results

Download 2020 IB and GCSE results
Download 2019 IB and GCSE results
Download 2018 IB and GCSE results
Download 2017 IB and GCSE results



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