Exam results at Our Lady of Sion are always strong, but class and year group sizes are much smaller than in most schools. This makes them difficult to compare statistically both nationally and locally.

GCE / A Level Key Stage 5 Results

Achievements At GCE 2015 2016 2017
% A* – A 36 % 35 %  44%
% A*- C 93 % 92 %  93%


In 2017, Our Lady of Sion’s Year 13 students celebrated record A level results with a 100% pass rate and 93% being graded A*-C with 13% A* grades and 80% of grades A*-B. Over 60 % of students achieved 3 or more grades that were at least a B grade. Head Girl Matilda Fuller, achieved A*AA securing her place to study Veterinary Science at Liverpool University. Not to be outdone, Head Boy, Tom Jarman also achieved A*AA. Incredibly his A* was attained in History which he studied in just one year. Tom will be studying Law at UCL.

Gabriel Martin attained A*A*A along with an A* grade in his Extended Project based on Suspension Bridges and will be studying Civil Engineering at Imperial. Oliver Wakeling has gained a place at Bristol University to study Mathematics after achieving two A* grades and two A grades.

Dr Orchard, Headmaster, said: “Despite the move to linear A levels with new specifications and examinations, the students and staff have responded exceptionally well. I am delighted with the progress each of our students has made in their academic attainment and personal development. They are wonderful young people and we are very proud of all our students. We wish them well in the future and look forward to hearing about their ongoing successes.”