Denstone is a pre-university school and the vast majority of our pupils remain with us through to A levels. In 2015 79% of A2 entries from our Upper Sixth students achieved at least a B grade, with 39% resulting in a top A* or A grade. Performance was strong across a wide range of subject areas, with over half of candidates gaining A* or A grades in subjects as diverse as Maths, History, Geography, Business and Philosophy and 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. 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
Art Edexcel Edexcel
Biology OCR OCR
Business and Economics Edexcel n/a
Business Studies n/a AQA
Chemistry OCR OCR
Design & Technology (DT) AQA AQA
Drama / Theatre Studies AQA AQA
Economics n/a AQA
English Language AQA AQA
English Literature AQA AQA
Extended Project (EPQ) n/a OCR (AS only)
French AQA AQA
Geography AQA AQA
Government & Politics n/a Edexcel
History Edexcel Edexcel
Maths / Further Maths Edexcel Edexcel
Music Edexcel Edexcel
Physical Education (PE) Edexcel OCR
Physics OCR OCR
Psychology n/a OCR
Religious Studies / Philosophy & Ethics OCR AQA
Spanish AQA AQA