KAS stands out from most other educational environments by achieving academic success without excessive pressure.
Over the last few years, our public exam results have been excellent, and this was recognised in our ISI Inspection Report of March 2022. This is in terms of the grades students achieved, which are well above national averages and in line with averages for the independent sector (despite the prevalence of highly academically selective schools).
A key metric for us is not just how well students do in terms of the ‘raw’ exam grades, but the progress that they make while at KAS. This is captured by our ‘value-added’ scores which are generated by The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, owned by Cambridge University Press. This is the industry standard across independent and international sectors, and in recent years, KAS consistently scored in the top quartile compared to other independent schools.
Click below for summary and analysis of this year’s exam results:
You can read all about A level results day, including reaction from students, by clicking on our news story.
To hear from our GCSE cohort on results day you can click here.
Year 13 students were very successful in getting into their chosen courses and universities. Degrees ranged from neuroscience to comparative literature, artificial intelligence to politics, and theatre studies to law. In terms of locations, our KAS graduates travelled far and wide across the country and beyond – with two in the US and one in Holland. In addition, some embarked on work-based internships in the music, film and fashion industries.
Below are the destinations of students who applied through UCAS in 2023
|Central Saint Martins||Art & Design Foundation|
|Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts||Acting (Musical Theatre)|
|London Film Academy||Filmmaking|
|Loughborough||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Northeastern University, US||Liberal Arts|
|Norwich University of the Arts||Games Art & Design|
|Nottingham||English (with Foundation)|
|Point Blank Music School||Music Production & Sound Engineering |
Music Production & Vocal Performance
|Queen Mary University of London||Computer Science|
|Ravensbourne||Art & Design Foundation|
|Royal Holloway, University of London||Psychology |
|School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London||Art History & Philosophy|
|University of Edinburgh||Music|
|University of Aberdeen||Engineering (Mechanical)|
|University of Birmingham||International Business with Language|
|University of Brighton||Fashion Communication with Business Studies|
|University of Bristol||Sociology (with Study Abroad) |
|University of Leeds||Sociology & History |
Communication & Media
Social & Political Sciences
|University of Liverpool||Communication & Media |
|University of Manchester||American Studies |
History & Sociology
History of Art
|University of Nottingham||Cancer Sciences|
|University of Reading||Psychology with Foundation |
Archaeology & Anthropology
|University of Sussex||Sociology |
International Business (with a professional placement year)
Economics & Management Studies
|University of York||English |
Politics with International Relations
|York St John University||Criminology|
Some students chose to go to City & Guilds to do Foundation courses in Art and Design before deciding on their next step.
There is a growing appetite from young people to look for opportunities outside of the university route and support is there for Year 13 students to look for placements in their preferred industries or to go straight into work. We are proud to see KAS students using all the skills they’ve learnt here to take on new challenges.