Senior - Results and Leavers' destinations

2018 Results


St. Francis’ College is once again celebrating another impressive set of A-level results which continue to reflect improving performances. This year our pass rate is 100% A*-E grades. Over 30% of our girls have three or more A/A* grades, 72% A*-B grades and 94% of our year 13 students have their first choice university place.

We are so proud of all our Year 13 but especially our all A*/A: Olivia who was all A* and an A grade EPQ and is going to study Psychology at Kings, Kelly who is going on to study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial, Amrit for Economics at Bath University and Alice, Architecture at Bath too. Others are off to study a wide range of subjects at Exeter, Loughborough, Warwick, Durham and so on.

Our Extended Project Qualifications were all graded A*/A.

Our Headmistress said: “I am delighted that the hard work of girls and staff has been realised by these excellent results. I am thrilled that nearly all of our year 13 students have their first choice of university. St. Francis’ College really makes a difference to girls’ outcomes through both our care and attention to their studies as well as their personal development”.

Julia, one of the parents, said: “My daughter has grown from being a reserved student to being a confident young woman – ready to take up her university place. Thank you, St. Francis’”.



In the context of the more rigorous and challenging GCSE’s, St. Francis’ College is exceptionally proud of yet another year of outstanding and ever improving results. 57% of our cohort have achieved seven or more 7-9 grades and 25% ten 7-9 grades. 14% of our entries were grade 9 compared to 4% nationally.

Overall 60% of our results were 9-7 grades. These are outstanding performances.

The Headmistress said: “These fantastic achievements are the result of focus and commitment by the girls and targeted support by their teachers. I am thrilled to see that all the girls’ hard work has paid off. They thoroughly deserve their success – very well done!”.

GCSE Results
Grades 9-8 38%
Grades 9-7 60%
Grades 9-4 99%


To download further details of our 2018 GCSE and A Level results and leaver's destinations, please click on the hyperlinks.


“Another set of excellent results in which our girls have flourished. I am very proud of the hard work of both girls and staff in achieving these outstanding outcomes in a climate of uncertainty.”   -   Mrs Bronwen Goulding, Headmistress, St. Francis’ College




Destinations of some recent leavers include

London School of Economics

Economics / Management

Cambridge University

Law / Teaching / Music

King's College London

Medicine / Bio-medical Sciences / Dentistry


Business Studies

St Martin's

Art and Design


International Business


Geography / History / Economics


Psychology and criminology

Wales, Swansea

Civil Engineering


I never dreamed that 3 A*’s would ever been possible.  I am so glad all my hard work paid off.  I am really excited to be heading off to University, but the College will always hold a special place in my heart and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers who have taught me over the last 15 years.

- Louise Balcombe