Figures published by the Department for Education show relative A-level performance in the eight local schools and colleges with sixth forms.
Wellington School was 3rd out of 8 in terms of ‘progress’ which is calculated by assessing pupils’ grades at GCSE, finding the average of grades achieved nationally in those subjects and then assessing performance at A level. A positive progress rating indicates that the school has achieved an overall value-added score at A level.
The average A level grade achieved at Wellington is B-, the same as other local independent schools but pupils at Wellington School achieving A, A and B grades in ‘facilitating subjects’ was the highest of all local schools both state and independent with 30.4% of students recording the highest grades. ‘Facilitating subjects’ are those that universities regard as offering students the widest range of options for university study. They are biology, chemistry, physics, maths, further maths, English Literature, geography, history and modern and classical languages.
Henry Price, Headmaster of Wellington School, said, “Wellington’s continued strong academic profile is recognised by the preferred measures in this year’s data. The large percentage of students who achieve at least grades ‘AAB with two facilitating subjects’ is testament to our commitment to offer strong traditional academic subjects which are respected by Russell Group universities.”