Exam Results

Exam Results

Find out our past exam results below.

GCSE Results

Despite the return this year to pre-pandemic standards in terms of grading, HBS students have bucked the trend and achieved results that exceed those of 2021, 2020 and 2019. Students and staff worked extremely hard this year to ensure that the disruptions to their education still being felt by this year’s examination classes did not have an adverse impact on students’ achievement. It was a case of thorough preparation to give the students confidence in the requirements of the exam courses, without creating an over-pressurised environment. Students in this year group, as much as in previous years, found time to take part in Drama productions, music concerts and debating, as well as going on residential trips abroad organised by departments

They were a delightful year group: hard-working, thoughtful, full of character and lots of fun – all of the qualities that we try to foster at HBS! 

We are extremely proud of them, and very much look forward to seeing them develop further as they enter the Sixth Form. Our warmest congratulations to the students, their teachers for their outstanding teaching and commitment to the students, and their parents for their continuing support.

Over 97% were at Grade 7 and above

89% were at grades 9/8

66% were at Grade 9

98% of students achieved at least 9 Grade 7s

76% of students achieved at least 9 Grades 9/8

21 students achieved 11 Grade 9s

51 students achieved 10 grade 9s

32 students (31%) achieved at least 10 GCSEs at Grade 9

Congratulations to our students on these outstanding results.



This refers to the academic progress that pupils make from the end of Key Stage 2 to the end of Key Stage 4. This is based on 8 qualifications. The banding for this school or college is ‘well above average’ because the score — 1.11 – is greater than or equal to 0.5, and the entire confidence interval is above 0.

100% entered and achieved a strong pass (5 and above) in the EBacc: qualifications in English, Maths, sciences, a language and either History or Geography. The Local Authority average is 61% and the England average is 39%.

EBacc average points score across the 5 subjects of the English Baccalaureate:

8.69. LA average: 5.26; Eng. Average: 4.05

Attainment 8 score (how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications): 87.5. LA average: 57; Eng. Average: 46.2


A Level results

Yet again, at a time when sustaining outstanding results is increasingly difficult, and making comparisons with previous years unhelpful, we are delighted that this year group of students, who had no previous experience of sitting public examinations, have risen to the challenges facing them this summer to see grades exceeding those of the pre-pandemic year, 2019, which schools had been told was the only viable year for comparison, with grading returning to pre-pandemic levels. 

Over 6% more grades were A* compared with 2019, and ten more students achieved 3 or more A* grades.

Of course, the individual achievements of our students are always more important than general statistics, and our dedicated staff have worked closely with each student to ensure that they have planned a next stage in their education that will enable them to achieve their personal goals. Some will be taking a gap year before taking up their university place next year; others have secured their places on a course of their choice at a Russell Group university, including Oxbridge and Cambridge (), whether it be to study Law, Medicine, Engineering, Philosophy, Dentistry, Classics and so the list goes on, proving that there is no gender bias or barrier to the range of subjects chosen by HBS students. 

We encourage them to be ambitious and adventurous in their aspirations, to pursue their dreams, and to work hard to achieve them. Their education at Henrietta Barnett has set them well on their way!

35% of grades are A*

75% of grades are A* or A

91% of grades are A*- B

97% of grades are A* – C 

44 students (31%) achieved A* or A grades in at least 3 subjects

31 students (22%) achieved 3 or more A* grades

15 students (11%) achieved at least 4 A* grades

Current Exam Results

GCSE Results 2023
A level Results 2023

Previous Years’ Exam Results

A Level Results 2022
GCSE Results 2022
A Level Results 2021
GCSE Results 2021
A Level Results 2020
GCSE Results 2020
A Level Results 2019
GCSE Results 2019
A Level Results 2018
GCSE Results 2018
Pupils' spiritual, social, moral and cultural development is outstanding and is promoted successfully through the high expectations that permeate the work of the school.
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Our Stats

  • Over 88% A*-A at A Level and 97% A*-B; 94% Grades 8 and 9 at GCSE in Summer 2022
  • State School of Year 2023 for academic achievement in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide
  • 34 Oxbridge offers January 2023 (24% of the Year 13 year group)
Academic Programme
We are committed to providing a broad education that is ambitious, varied and stimulating.
Years 7 - 9
At Key Stage 3, we want to enable girls to pursue a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests to the full.
Years 10 - 11
Progress into Key Stage 4 is both a psychological one, entering the ‘GCSE years’, as well as a literal one.
Sixth Form
Sixth Form is a vibrant, friendly and happy community, where every student is valued and given individual attention.