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Exam Results

We are fortunate to have a talented group of teachers, supportive parents and ambitious students at Freemen’s and it is a winning combination. 

Roland J. Martin, Headmaster.

Exam Results 

A Levels 2017 2016 2015 2014
A* grades 31% 22% 26.6% 26.1%
A* / A grades 64% 56% 69.9% 68%
A* to B grades 90% 84% 89.4% 91.2%

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GCSEs 2017 2016 2015 2014
A* grades 64% 53% 50% 51%
A* & A grades 88% 83% 81% 81%

Number of pupils gaining

10 or more A* grades

20 15 11 9

Number of pupils gaining

all A* and A grades

54 43 39 37

U5 Pupils achieving 5 or

more grades at A*-C

(or Grade 4 and above)

100% 100% 100% 100%

U5 GCSE pass rate (A*-C or Grade 4

and above)

100% 100% 100%

99%

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A level 2017 

  • 31% of all grades achieved were A* grades (+9% on last year and highest since 2011)
  • 64% of grades achieved were A* / A grades (+8% on last year and + 9% from AS Level results for the same cohort from 2016)
  • 90% of grades achieved were A* - B grades (+6% on last year)
  • 96% of grades achieved were A*-C grades ( equal to last year)

City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead is celebrating excellent A level results, recording some of its best results in the last six years.  31% of all grades achieved were graded A*, an 9% increase on 2016 results. 64% of grades achieved were A*-A, which represents not only  8% more A*/ A grades on 2016, but also a 9% increase from the AS level results this same cohort achieved last year, despite the second year of A levels being significantly harder than the first.

“These results are testament to the hard work that students and dedicated staff have put into this last year,” suggested Headmaster, Roland Martin. “We are fortunate to have a talented group of teachers, supportive parents and ambitious students at Freemen’s and it is a winning combination.

Results like these need to be put into the context of a busy School: the accomplishments these same students have made to sport, music, drama and socially in the School, as well as their contributions to the wider community, are equally noteworthy and we are all very proud of the leavers of 2017.

We wish those students now leaving Freemen’s further success as they continue their academic career and embark on life beyond education. ”

Infographic of Freemen's A Level 2017 results

Freemen’s has introduced a new curriculum for the Sixth Form which gives them a broader experience of learning and is about to begin a multi-million pound investment in Sixth Form learning and social spaces with the refurbishment of the Mansion House at the heart of Ashtead Park.

Gcse 2017
 

Record GCSE results for Freemen’s

  • Highest percentage of A* grades on record at the School 
  • 88% of grades achieved were A* or A grades (+ 4% on last year)
  • 64% of grades achieved were A* grades (+ 10% on last year)
  • 100% of students achieved 5 or more grades at A*/C

Students at City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead have once again achieved record GCSE results, surpassing last year’s exceptional year. 64% of all grades achieved were A* grades, which adds 10% to last year’s record-breaking results.  88% of grades achieved were A* or A grades, surpassing last year’s record-equalling 83%.

Freemen’s curriculum supports every student through compulsory English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE as well as the mandated English Language and Mathematics.

"The press has been reporting for a week that this has been a difficult and erratic year for GCSE results and teachers and pupils in schools across the country have certainly been under increased – and frankly unacceptable – pressure these last few years to get their heads round a new set of reforms that have been implemented suddenly and haphazardly. With this national landscape in mind, the hard work that my colleagues at Freemen’s have put in to support the equally conscientious pupils in this year group has to be commended.

Having broken school records at GCSE last year, to go to greater heights this year is a phenomenal achievement and says much about the positive culture in this School: the ambition of its pupils; the support of parents; the professionalism of teachers; the leadership of the Academic Deputy Head, Heads of Department, Heads of Section and Heads of Year as well as guidance from Form Tutors.

Days like this certainly give cause for celebration and pride," Headmaster, Roland Martin suggested.

“We very much look forward to the start of the new school year, when we welcome back these students, along with some new classmates, as they embark on the next exciting stage of their lives.”

GCSE Results for City of London Freemen's, Surrey

After record breaking results last year in both English Language and English Literature, there have been further improvements in 2017, with 71% A* grades at Literature (91% A*/A) and 45% A* at Language (89% A*/A). Drama has also seen notable improvement on last year (28% A*).

Freemen’s has introduced a new curriculum for the Sixth Form which gives them a broader experience of learning and is about to begin a multi-million pound investment in Sixth Form learning and social spaces with the refurbishment of the Mansion House at the heart of Ashtead Park.

A Level 2016 

City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead is once again celebrating following success in its A Level results. 

83% of all grades achieved were A* / B grades, 55% were A* or A grades, while 22% were A* grades.

“We are delighted by this year’s A Level results and they are all the remarkable given what else these students have also accomplished in the School during their time, here. When you put such impressive academic performances alongside the contributions that these same pupils have made to the sporting, musical, dramatic and social side of the School, you get a picture of genuinely well-rounded young people, which is what a Freemen’s education is about,” suggested Headmaster Roland Martin, who has just completed his first year at the School.

“It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff, with support from parents, that these students remain ambitious about what they might achieve in and out of the classroom.

"We wish those students now leaving Freemen’s continued success as they continue their academic career and beyond.”

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GCSE 2016 

Students at City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead have achieved record GCSE results. 53% of all grades achieved were A* grades, which is the highest number ever recorded at the school. Similarly, 83% of grades achieved were A* or A grades, equalling the previous record set in 2012.

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“These GCSE results are outstanding and our students, staff and parents should rightly be proud of these achievements. Nonetheless, these percentages do not show the whole picture.

"It is particularly impressive that as well as studying English Language and Mathematics at GCSE, every pupil here takes a compulsory core of five subjects, including not only English Literature, but also all three separate Sciences. Over 50% of students obtained A* grades across all three Science disciplines. It is also worth noting that in a society that seems to have become sadly more linguistically insular, students at Freemen’s continue to excel at Languages - both Modern and Ancient.

"Then, of course, they also continue to flourish outside the classroom in sport, music, drama, as well as in community activities, which cannot always be reflected in exam grades,” suggested Headmaster, Roland Martin, who has just completed his first year leading the School.

“We look forward to welcoming the students back into the Sixth Form next week where we begin an exciting original curriculum here at the School, incorporating our challenging new Free Minds programme, alongside linear A Levels.”

Individual subjects saw some record results too.  A third of students gained A* grades in both English Literature and Language, with 77% achieving A*/A grades in English Language and 86% attaining A*/A grades in English Literature; our highest results on record.  100% of students achieved A or A* in DT Product Design.  There were A* grades for 90% of candidates studying German and 80% A* or A grades for Music students.

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 Previous results

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