2016 A-Levels

Headline Figures

The data summarised below is that used by the government when comparing schools in league tables.  Comparative data for these results  can be viewed here.

         Pass Rate: 100%

         Retention: 100%

         Average Grade: B+ (43.4)

         Average of Best 3 Grades: A- (45.1)

         Proportion of High Grades (A*, A or B): 79%

         Proportion of A* or A grades: 51%

        Progress Score: 0.45

The average grade places EMS in the top 3% and the progress score places EMS in the top 2% of providers, both public and state sector.



For us, this is the most important measure; are our students achieving better than would be expected based on their prior performance?

We can say a resounding “Yes”.  All groups of students achieved positive Value Added Scores, on average achieving almost half a grade higher per subject than expected based on achievement in GCSEs.

Our progress score places EMS in the top 75 of all schools, both state and private, and in the top 3 of the four counties we serve.  EMS is the highest performing state school in our region, based on these measures.

 Our Value Added score for A-level Mathematics of 1.01, places us 27th nationally and 3rd in the region.  For progress in Mathematics, EMS is the best performing state school from Corwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

AS Levels

Not to be outdone, our year 12 students have exceeded expectations with some fantastic results, on average achieving a grade higher than predicted in all three of our core subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.


2016 Destinations

Headline Figures

94% of students have firmly accepted places at University, including degree apprenticeships.

18% of students have secured Oxbridge places.

One student is training in accountancy and another is working in Computer Science.

University Destinations

 University  Number of Students Proportion of Students
Oxford  6 18.3%
Swansea  5 15.2%
Loughborough  3 9.1%
Warwick* 3 9.1%
Cardiff 2 6.1%
Exeter 2 6.1%
Bath 1 3.0%
Bristol 1 3.0%
Edinburgh  1 3.0%
Glasgow 1 3.0%
Heriot-Watt  1 3.0%
Keele  1  3.0%
Nottingham 1 3.0%
St Andrews 1 3.0%
Sussex  1 3.0%
York 1 3.0%


*Includes one student that is completing a degree apprenticeship with Rolls Royce and Warwick Univeristy


A number of our students are studying for four or five years to include a year in Industry and/or a Masters qualification.  A summary of the subjects chosen is below.

Subject Number of Students Proportion of Students
Mathematics 6 18.2%
Physics  5  15.1%
Computer Science 4 15.1%
Mechanical Engineering  4  12.1%
Mathematics and Statistics  3  9.1%
Aerospace Engineering  2  6.1%
Engineering  2  6.1%
Actuarial Science  1  3.0%
Aeronautical Engineering  1  3.0%
Civil Engineering  1  3.0%
Geology  1  3.0%
Mathematics with Economics  1  3.0%


2015 Results

In 2015 we receive AS results for the first time.  As a new school, no students were in year 13 and therefore no A-level results existed.  Last summer’s results are discussed in a news and events article here.