Shrewsbury School

Examination Results 2021

A Level and Pre-U Examinations

The pupils of the 2021 cohort have been subject to significant stresses and pressures as a result of the global pandemic and, of course, their grades have been determined by teachers rather than by examination.

Although the headline figures make for excellent reading (38.3% A*, 86.9% A*-B), what has mattered more than ever this year has been the transition of these pupils to their chosen universities and we are delighted that in excess of 85% of pupils have now been confirmed in their first choice places with several more meeting the conditions for their insurance offers.

Again, the most remarkable feature of the cohort is its diversity – with pupils posting the highest possible results across the entire spectrum of disciplines – from creative subjects such as Art and Drama through to the Sciences and Humanities.

2021 University Choices

The 2021 cohort of Upper Sixth Form Leavers have chosen a wide variety of university destinations this year across the UK and further afield. 

This year 139 pupils have selected Russell Group universities for their next step in education (73% of our leavers) and 147 pupils (77%) will be headed to universities that are part of the World Top 200 establishments.

38 Salopians, 20% of our Upper Sixth, have accepted offers to one of the World Top 20 universities, including Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and Imperial College London.  

GCSE Examinations

As with A Level and Pre-U Examination results, GCSE and IGCSE grades have been determined by teachers based on a range of evidence across each subject, including previous work and assessments in the summer term.

The headline figures are very good (30.0% Grade 9, 53.0% Grades 9 – 8, 76.0% 9 – 7, 98.0% Grades 9 – 5, 99.9% Grades 9 – 4) and we are delighted that the hard work of pupils has led to such excellent results, which span a broad range of subjects from Maths, English and Sciences to Computer Science, Drama and Astronomy. Pupils have shown considerable fortitude and resilience throughout the disruption caused by the pandemic and are now in the best position to start the Sixth Form and their A Levels with great confidence. Congratulations to all of them!”


For details of results by subject, please see A Level and Pre-U results 2021 in detail. 



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