Results

GCSE Results

With an average size of typically 230 in Year 11, Millfield has a much larger number of candidates sitting GCSEs than that of other independent schools.

For that reason we publish results figures that reflect both our whole pupil cohort (an average across a wide ability range) and our Top 100 highest achieving candidates. When looking at our Top 100, the results show that this group regularly produce grades which compare extremely well with highly selective schools.

Millfield pupils celebrated record GCSE results across 34 subjects, with 84% of grades being 9-5 (A*-B) in 2019.

Millfield GCSE pupils achieve 84% 9-5 or A*-B grades
GCSE Results 2019: All pupils  
9-7 or A*-A grade 46.4%
9-5 or A*-B grade 83.7%
9-4 or A*-C grade 94.2%
GCSE Results 2019: Top 100 pupils  
9-7 or A*-A grade 76.9%
9-5 or A*-B grade 96.4%
9-4 or A*-C grade 99.3%

A Level (or equivalent) Results

With an average size of typically 300 in the Upper Sixth, Millfield has a much larger number of candidates sitting A levels, or equivalent Sixth Form courses, than that of other independent schools.

For that reason we publish results figures that reflect both our whole pupil cohort (an average across a wide ability range) and our Top 100 highest achieving candidates. When looking at our Top 100, the results show that this group regularly produce grades which compare well with highly selective schools.

Millfield pupils achieved a record high 12% A* or equivalent grade at A Level, Pre-U and BTEC in 2019. Millfield’s A*- A grades or equivalent are 34%, this is against a national decline in top grades with the national average for this year at 25.5%. 37 pupils achieved 3 or more A grades or equivalent with one pupil, Candice Lam, gaining an excellent 4 A* grades.

Millfield exam results show record high 12% A* grades
A level, Pre-U and BTEC:
All pupils (281 total)
 
A*-A grade 33.7%
A*-B grade 60.1%
A*-C grade 84.6%
A*-E grade 99.3%
A level Results 2019  
A*-A grade 30%
A*-B grade 59.7%
A*-C grade 83.7%
A*-E grade 99.4%

Pre-U Results

Based on UCAS points, a Distinction is equivalent to an A* or A grade at A level, Merit to a B or high C grade, and Pass to a low C, D or E grade.

 
Distinction 15.6%
Distinction-Merit 62.5%
Distinction-Pass 93.8%
A level, Pre-U and BTEC:
Top 100 pupils
 
A*-A grade 68.7%
A*-B grade 93.6%
A*-C grade 98.7%
A*-E grade 100%

BTEC Results 2019

Based on UCAS points, a Distinction* is equivalent to an A* at A level, Distinction to an A grade, Merit to a C grade and Pass to an E grade.

 
Distinction* 29%
Distinction*-Distinction 65%
Distinction*-Merit 94%
Distinction*-Pass 98%

“It is testament to our pupils’ hard work and the quality of teaching at Millfield that we have seen a record high in A* or equivalent grades. Millfield is an academic school where teaching and coaching complement each other to provide a unique learning experience for each individual.”

Gavin Horgan - Headmaster