Remarkable Results Day Performance by Peter Symonds Students

Remarkable Results Day Performance by Peter Symonds Students

A level and vocational qualification results for 2022 at Peter Symonds College are once again absolutely outstanding. The pass rate for A level stands at over 99% with 40% of the grades awarded being at A* or A. The proportion of the very highest grades (A*, A, B) is an impressive 67%.

Students studying vocational courses have also done exceptionally well, with a pass rate of over 99%

Overall statistics

  • A Level pass rate: 99%
  • A Level grades A*-C: 85%
  • A Level grades A*-B: 67%
  • Vocational courses pass rate: 99.1%
  • BTEC grades Distinction or Distinction*: 59% (D, DD, or DDD or higher/straight distinction grades or higher)


  • 40% of A level grades awarded were at A* or A.
  • 16% of A level grades were the very top A* grade – 854 A* grades overall; our students are stars.
  • Two-thirds of A level grades were either A*, A or B: the very top grades needed to get into the best universities.
  • Over 70% of grades awarded for the Extended Project Qualification were at A* or A.
  • In the new T level qualification, there was a 100% pass rate with ten out of eleven students gaining a distinction grade.
  • A pass rate of 100% for students completing BTEC programmes

Principal Sara Russell said:

“This year group has had an educational experience like no other – the first to have its GCSE exams cancelled, and the first to be asked to sit full A level examinations, and all sorts of COVID arrangements to navigate in between.

"Against a national drop in A level performance, we are proud that we have bucked this trend and our students’ grades are as high as last year: indeed, the proportion of A* grades has actually increased with almost 1,000 securing this top grades.

"I can’t begin to tell you how delighted I am for them. The results you see today are the best ever attained by our students.

"It is a very proud day for the college, the staff and the parents. But above all, it is a remarkably proud day for our students. Their tireless hard work, focus and dedication really has paid off. I am thrilled. This shows that Symonds remains the perfect place for ambition.”

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Remarkable Results Day Performance by Peter Symonds Students


18 August 2022