Examinations & Results

It is King James’s policy to enter all students for public examinations in the courses they have been following. In exceptional circumstances, such as failure to complete coursework or controlled assessment, we may withdraw a student’s entry for examination.

Parents are advised that any requests for student absence during internal and external examination periods will not be authorised.

For further information please contact Exams Manager – Louise Smith


King James´s has an excellent academic record. Student outcomes are strong leading to 97% of students staying in education or employment with training. (National 94%).

Attainment of our Year 11 students is consistently above national average. In 2019, 59% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in both English and Mathematics, 16% higher than the national rate. In total, 79.1% of students achieved the Level 2 benchmark of 5 grades of above 4 including English and Maths.. All students are able to choose subjects that form the EBacc, should they wish. It is currently a non-compulsory option within our Key Stage 4 curriculum. 28% entered the EBacc subjects and achieved an average points score of 4.54. The national figures are 40% and 4.07 respectively.

Progress 8 replaced previous progress measures, with 0 being the national average benchmark. In 2019 King James´s P8 was +0.4 compared to national.

King James´s Sixth Form students also attain and progress well. Our Sixth Form admissions policy is more inclusive than many providers and, therefore, the ability profile of the cohort is very mixed. Nevertheless, pass rates remain similar to national figures and progress for 2019 is on the national average. In the past 5 years progress was higher than the national average. This has led to strong progression in Higher Education.

See the school’s latest Department for Education performance tables.

Due to the cancellation of examinations, there is no performance data for Summer 2020 or 2021.