Exam Results

Ardingly College’s A Level and IB students are celebrating another phenomenal year of academic success.

In the continued environment of tougher A Level exams, 2019 has been the strongest A*-A performance since records began at the College, with an outstanding 54% of students achieving A*-A vs 46% last year.

In the IB Diploma Ardingly students achieved an outstanding average grade of 38 points against a worldwide average of 30, with 98% of students achieving 7-5 at a higher level

The cohort’s combined IB/AL results were 86% A*-B/7-5.

Proving clearly that Ardingly College is a truly co-educational school, both girls and boys showed excellent achievement with girls achieving 59% A*-A and boys 54%.

These 2019 results consolidate the growing academic pedigree of Ardingly College and our ability to deliver first-class coeducation.  Ben Figgis Headmaster is delighted with the results.

“Final school exams are a test of character and perseverance as well as intellect.  In every aspect, our A Level and IB students can be hugely proud of their achievements this year, both individually and collectively.

A large proportion have been with us throughout their secondary education, so these results really are the culmination of several years of hard work between students and teachers.

This has been another breakthrough year for Ardingly, with over half of all entries achieving the distinction of an A* or A grade.  Students who are able and strongly motivated expect to receive excellent teaching and pastoral support to enable them to achieve these grades, and I am delighted that Ardingly has supported them to do so.”


Plenty of smiles all round at Ardingly College today as the school celebrates achieving the highest percentage of top grades in the school’s history.

26 delighted boys and girls achieved a clean sweep of grades between 9 and 7.

Proving again that co-education is no barrier to girls’ achievement, the girls excelled with 71% of their grades between 9 and 7.

Mr Ben Figgis Headmaster at Ardingly College was very pleased with the results:

“As the first cohort to sit the full complement of reformed GCSEs, this group of students has exceeded expectations.

The new GCSEs were designed to provide both challenge and recognition for the most able.  With 20% of our cohort achieving the top grade 9 and 65% securing 9-7 (the old A*-A), our GCSE students this year have more than met the challenge.”