State school tops rankings for average A-level grades

A state school has topped the rankings for its average A-level grades, new government data has revealed.

King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS), a mixed specialist maths college for pupils aged 16 to 19, has topped the rankings for its A-level results with an average A-level grade of A* per entry.

In data released by the Department for Education (DfE), KCLMS and Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, a boys’ grammar school, are the only two state-funded schools in the top ten for their A-level results in 2022.

KCLMS, based in Lambeth, opened in 2014 and only admits pupils with the highest grades in maths and sciences. Pupils must gain a grade eight or nine in maths GCSE, the top two grades, and a grade seven to nine in GCSE physics, or two grade sevens or above for Combined Sciences, to gain entry to the school.

In 2022, the school outperformed both St Paul’s Girls’ School, ranked second, and St Paul’s School, both fee-paying schools based in London which charge parents over £9,000 per term.

The school’s headteacher, Dan Abramson, was awarded an OBE for services to education in the New Year’s Honors List.

Queen Elizabeth’s School in north London was ranked fifth in the list for its results, with an average A-level grade of just below an A* per entry.


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