Outstanding examination results consistently place the School amongst the best in the country, and thanks to the International Baccalaureate, among the best in the world.
Students are encouraged to work conscientiously and to the best of their ability and this, combined with the dedication of our teaching staff, ensures that the girls gain exceptional results which allow them to aim high in their future education and career choices. The Abbey is often in the company of schools, both from the maintained and independent sectors, who are far more selective and this highlights the added value of an Abbey education. This is backed up by statistical evidence which shows that the girls who join at Year 7 go on to achieve grades well above what was predicted in tests at age 11.
Last year saw outstanding results at The Abbey. Students studying for the IB at The Abbey scored an average of 39 points. The world average is 29 points. Two girls achieved the full 45 points and almost half of the cohort who took the IB gained 40 points. A typical Oxbridge offer to IB students is 38 or more points, with 6s and 7s in the Higher Level subjects.
Of the students who took A-Levels; 92% gained A*-B, and 64% gained A*-A.
All of the Sixth Formers at The Abbey gained places at their first choice university, many of them Russell Group universities. Two Sixth Formers accepted places at overseas universities.
We pride ourselves on the expert advice and support given to students on applying to university and, as a result of this and the girls' excellent results, Abbey leavers gain places at many of the most prestigious courses and universities in the UK (including several to Oxbridge each year) and overseas. Some girls opt to have a GAP Year before university and a couple have recently gained places on apprenticeships with leading companies.
We often hear from our leavers when they return for their 'Year 14 Tea' that the individual study skills they developed at The Abbey have prepared them exceptionally well for university. We are always delighted to see how well they go on to do in their courses with the vast majority attaining first or 2:1 degrees. There is a developing mentoring network which allows current students and undergraduates to access advice from alumnae in their chosen field of study and work.
Below you can download the full lists of the destinations of leavers from the past few years.