In 2016 performance was strong across most subjects areas, with around half of candidates achieving A* or A grades in subjects as diverse as Economics, English, Maths, Spanish and Philosophy & Ethics.

Pupils are increasingly successful in gaining first choice places on some excellent degree courses, with a good number leaving for Oxbridge and the Russell Group universities each year. This year 72% of leavers are bound for Russell group or Times Top 20 universities. Our all-round education caters for all abilities however; over the past five years the College has been recognised as being in the top 10% nationally of all schools for value-added performance at GCSE, as measured by Yellis. This means that pupils typically achieved close to a whole grade higher in all subjects compared to their Yellis target. The College also achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating for the contribution of teaching in the most recent inspection (November 2011).

Further subject information can be found in the relevant school curriculum document. GCSE and A level results can be found using the links below:

Current examination boards followed by each subject for GCSE and A level at Denstone are as follows:

  GCSE GCE A level
Biology AQA AQA
Business Edexcel AQA
Chemistry AQA OCR
Computer Science AQA n/a
Design & Technology (DT) AQA AQA
Drama / Theatre Studies AQA AQA
Economics n/a AQA
English Language CIE n/a
English Literature CIE Edexcel
Extended Project (EPQ) n/a OCR (AS only)
French Eduqas Eduqas
Geography AQA AQA
Government & Politics n/a Edexcel
History Edexcel OCR
ICT n/a OCR (Cambridge Technical)
Maths / Further Maths Edexcel Edexcel
Music Edexcel Edexcel
Physical Education (PE) Edexcel OCR BTEC (Sport)
Physics AQA AQA
Psychology n/a OCR
Religious Studies / Philosophy & Ethics OCR AQA
Spanish AQA AQA