Thursday 18 August 2022
Students in this year's Year 13 cohort sat external exams for the first time since 2019. Their results have now been received, and the overall A*-E and IB equivalent pass rate is 99.3%, with 31.8% of entries receiving an A or A* grade. In England the A Level A*-E pass rate for 2022 is 98.4%, while the proportion of A*-As is 35.9%.
Bailiwick A Level and equivalent pass rate over the last 10 years*
*The results of students at the Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre include IB Certificates, which are equivalent qualifications.
This year's results again incorporate both A Levels and IB Higher Level subject certificates, and complement the school's outstanding IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programme results reported in July.
This year's cohort deserves particular congratulations on completing an incredibly tough two years. As students were unable to sit GCSEs in 2020, this summer's exams were the first external assessments they have ever taken.
This year's Sixth Form Centre cohort of 170 A Level students achieved 497 subject passes. Particular highlights include 27.4% of A Level grades at A*/A and 76.9% of A Level grades at A*-C, with a 98.6% pass rate in A Levels overall and 100% pass rate in IB subject certificates. A significant number of students complemented these with additional qualifications including AS Levels, Level 3 Core Mathematics and the highly regarded Extended Project Qualification in research skills and academic writing.
The Technical and Vocational students at The Guernsey Institute College of Further Education are also celebrating some great personal results. The full set of achievements for CFE is not yet available as Guernsey is moving to a new approach to assessment declaration for Technical and Vocational Qualifications in line with England. Today is therefore about personal success.
Kieran James, Principal of the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre, said:
"Our students' resilience and tenacity shines through in this year's results. We always knew 2022 would be a transition year between the 2021 results - when assessments were undertaken by schools - and 2019 - the last year exams took place. This means that overall grades nationally will be about halfway between the two. We're thrilled that for our students, the proportion of A*/A grades is even higher than in 2019. This is testament to their hard work during the significant disruption caused by the pandemic."
Liz Coffey, Executive Principal of the Secondary School Partnership, offered her congratulations to everyone at the Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre on another very successful set of results.
Principal of The Guernsey Institute College of Further Education, Dr Louise Misselke, said:
"Our Full-time level 3 students have made excellent progress again this year and should be delighted with their achievements. Many of our students have already attained employment locally in their chosen career or are on target to progress to higher education both locally and in the UK. We are all extremely proud of their success."
Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:
"I am privileged to once again be congratulating this year's Post-16 students on their Level 3 exam results. They have faced the typical challenges all students face, on top of the disruption caused by the pandemic, and in the face of that they have shown tenacity and overcome those challenges. I, and the rest of the Committee, would like to offer my congratulations to all of the staff who have supported the students, and the students themselves for their very hard work. We wish them all the very best in the future."