2016 A-Level and GCSE Results

MCS is celebrating another year of exceptional A-Level and GCSE results. 

A-Level

  • 50 % A*
  • 89 % A*-A
  • Record number of A*s
  • 7 percentage point increase at A*-A on last year
  • 100% A*-A in English
  • 26 pupils achieved 4 A*s and above
  • 53 pupils achieved 3 A*s and above

GCSE 

  • 75% A*
  • 95% A*-A
  • Record results across STEM subjects: 93% A* in Maths,
    91% A* Physics, 85% A* Biology, 82% A* Chemistry
  • Record year for History: 83% A*
  • 26 boys achieve 10 or more A*s
  • 58 boys gain 8 A*s or better
  • Year group of 99

A-Levels

A raft of individual achievements included:

  • 5A*s for Laksh Aithani and Will Kirkpatrick
  • Twins Will and Katherine Klemperer shared 7 A*s
  • Straight A*s for the Senior Prefect Team including:
    • Tom Stubley, Head Boy and Captain of Rugby in the school’s most successful ever season
    • Dan Blick, Senior Prefect, Captain of Hockey in a side that only lost once and reached the last sixteen of the National Cup, and lead role of Toad in The Wind in the Willows at the Oxford Playhouse
    • Tabitha Brough, Senior Prefect and Captain of Netball in the first MCS side to reach the regional finals
    • Lito Michaelidou, Senior Prefect and a member of the Target 2.0 Bank of England Interest Rate Challenge team that reached the national finals
  • 3 A*s and 2 As for stand-out athlete Tim Stephens, who recently won U20 South of England Decathlon gold and a call-up for England
  • 4 A*s for Elizabeth Huang who also won a remarkable four national essay prizes over the course of the year

Dr Tim Hands, the Master, said, “This is a tremendous achievement, and marks the highest number of A*s ever obtained by pupils at MCS with almost half of all entries obtaining the maximum grade. The results demonstrate both the breadth and the depth of talent with consistently high marks across subjects, including 100% A*-A in English as well as typically strong STEM results.

The breadth is also shown by how much the year group has excelled outside the classroom. I congratulate all our pupils in their results and thanks must go to the MCS staff for all their careful work and support over many terms.”

GCSEs

These record-breaking results come in a year group in which pupils have also recorded outstanding team and individual achievements across the sports, including reaching the semi-final of the Lord’s Taverners Cricket Cup and the last 16 of the NatWest Schools Rugby Cup. This year, Fifth Formers have also represented Wasps Rugby and Gloucestershire Cricket Academy.

Miss Helen Pike, the new Master, said: “I am delighted to see that a year group which has excelled on the sports field has done the same in the examination hall. These results are also a tribute to the teachers and parents who have supported them every step of the way. I look forward to getting to know these pupils, and those who will be joining them, during their Sixth Form years.”

Detailed results for 2016

(Click here for detailed results for 2015.)

The school's most recent inspection report can be found here.

Destinations 2016

Although the University destination table for the last thirteen years shows Cambridge and Oxford as the two of the most popular destinations, pupils opt for a healthy mix of institutions, selecting those which best suit their needs.

Higher education and GAP year guidance begins at the half-way point in the Lower Sixth. It includes Coursefinder questionnaires, a Higher Education Evening, and a comprehensive programme of internal talks and seminars.

Click here for a list of 2016 Leavers' university destinations and subjects.

Entrants at Russell Group Universities 2004-2016Entrants at Sutton Trust Universities 2004-2016