Examination results

Wellington's examination results are simply stellar and make us one of the highest achieving co-educational schools in the UK.

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In 2016, Wellington College announced that pupils’ examination results would no longer be supplied for newspaper league tables. Although our academic results are superb, we believe strongly that an outstanding education is not just about the percentage of 7s or A* grades, important though results clearly are.

It is about fostering a sense of intellectual curiosity and passion for life-long learning in order to send inspired adults out into the world equipped with the skills and independence necessary to thrive at university and beyond. It is also about encouraging all children to engage with our phenomenal co-curriculum programme which caters for every child as an individual so they can develop fully in every aspect of themselves as a human being. None of this is, of course, measurable in examination league tables.

We do, however, have nothing to hide and will always be happy to publish our full examination results on this website once all remarks and outcomes have been finalised. Please explore the links below to read about our results in depth. We are incredibly proud of our academic record and will always celebrate the success of our departing students, just not in league tables!

IB Diploma

Our IB Diploma results are, quite simply, outstanding. In 2021, the IB cohort achieved an incredible 41.2 average with thirteen students achieving the maximum 45 points; 73% achieved more than 40 points and 87% achieved 38+. This makes Wellington College one of the strongest academic schools for IB not just in the UK, but in the world. The full breakdown of IB results for 2021 can be found here. Results for previous years: 2020, 2019.

A Level

At A Level, 25 students achieved straight A*s; across the cohort 45% of grades awarded were A*, 80% were A*/A and 96% were A*-B. The full breakdown of A Level results for 2021 can be found here. Results for previous years: 2020, 2019.


At GCSE, 78% of all grades awarded were 9/8; 94% 9-7 and 99% 9-6. Overall, 9 was the most common pupil grade. The full breakdown of GCSE results for 2021 can be found here. Results for previous years: 2020, 2019.