Examination results

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

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. Over the past four years, our pupils have averaged 39.3 points, with fifteen pupils securing the maximum 45 points and half of our candidates scoring 40+. To put this in context, the global average IB score in 2016 was just over 30. This makes Wellington College one of the strongest academic schools for IB not just in the UK, but in the world. Click here to read more about our 2017 IB Diploma results.

A Level

The average outcome for our A Level pupils since 2013 has been AAA and over 70% of grades in 2016 were A* or A, despite the national dip in top grades around the country. Click here to read more about our 2016 A-Level results. The 2017 results will be published when all re-marks have been received.


2016 saw some of Wellington’s best ever exam results at this level. Over 50% of grades awarded were A* and over 85% were either A* or A. Remarkably, 136 pupils – 60% the year group – achieved at least 9 A* or A grades in their GCSE examinations. Click here to read more about our 2016 GCSE results. The 2017 results will be published when all re-marks have been received.