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Academic Achievement

At GCSE 100% of the boys in Year 11 obtained at least five 9-4 grades (equivalent to A*-C in the old grading system) including English and Maths. Overall, students scored 72.3% 9-7 grades (equivalent to A*/A in the old grading system) – the strongest set of results by a boys school in Buckinghamshire. The results of our Boarders were even better, with 76% of all GCSE grades at 9-7.

For many subjects, 2018 was the first year of the new 9-1 grading system. Our boys excelled at the top end of the scale, with the proportion achieving the new grade 9 (equivalent to a high A*) far out-stripping the national averages in most subjects. In the core curriculum of Maths, English Language and English Literature, the percentage of grade 9s at RGS was approximately ten times the national average. In Biology, Chemistry and Physics, 37% of all GCSE results were at grade 9 (compared with a national average of 12%). In Spanish, more than 38% of our boys achieved a grade 9 (against a national average of 5.9%).

 Our official Progress 8 score was +0.24, placing us in the top 30% of schools nationally for progress. This score, however, did not include our IGCSE English Literature results (IGCSE results are not included in official performance measures by the Department for Education). If the IGCSE results had been included, our Progress 8 score would have been +1.07, placing us among the very best schools nationally for progress. 

You can find out more about us, including performance tables and year on year comparisons by visiting the Department for Education's website or by searching for the school using our unique reference number 136484.