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Student results for 2020-21

Admission to our sixth form is based on an assessment of each student’s aptitude to benefit from the tutorial method of learning, whatever their capability; and each student has a course of study that is both individual and specific.


Thus, the success of each student is best measured against his or her own stated objectives.

Greene’s is non-selective and accepts students of all ages and abilities.


For the 2020-21 academic year, of over 300 students in total, there were 38 full-time students, of whom 18 students finished or retook their A levels and applied to university. All Greene’s students who applied to university in 2020-2021 were accepted by their first or second choice university.

University destinations for Greene’s students in 2021 include: Oxford, Cambridge, Stamford, University of London (KCL), University of London (UCL), University of London (SOAS), University of London (Queen Mary), Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick and Sheffield.


As a non-selective college we expect our A level examination results to track the national average of the number and proportion of students achieving particular A level grades for the UK.

Of the full-time students who successfully sat a range of A level examinations during the 2020-21 academic year 52% of grades awarded were A* (compared to a national average of 19.1%) & 80% were A or A* (compared to a national average of 44.8%) – compared to a national average for England of 38%. 96% of grades were A* to C – compared to a national average for of 88.2%.


A level retakes

Of those students retaking A levels, every student achieved at least one grade uplift in each subject they were taking. 91% achieved a two grade uplift and 36% achieved a three grade uplift. Over the last two years, 46% have seen an uplift of three grades and 13% an uplift of four grades.

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In addition to our sixth form students, we also accept a small number of GCSE students each year. Selection is likewise based on an assessment of each student’s aptitude to benefit from the tutorial method of learning, whatever his or her ability.


Approximately 15,000 tutorial reports are submitted by our tutors each academic year. Over many years Greene’s has provided courses of individual tuition using selected tutors who give feedback to students by way of a written report after each tutorial. These tutorial reports – named ‘slips’ as they were originally small slips of paper – are the main way in which students are able to measure their progress.

Via our online reporting software called Greene’s Online, these reports are available to students and their parents and include an assessment of progress towards targeted examination grades and the student’s performance during the tutorial. Students can follow their progress tutorial by tutorial.

Students on short courses are asked to provide formal academic feedback after their course. During 2013-14 just over 20 responses were received showing that for most categories over 90% of students were either satisfied or very satisfied by their short course experience.


Sixth form students are now able to use Greene’s Online to view study plans for each one of their courses so as to measure their progress towards completing their course on schedule. They are also able to see the marked scripts and results for all of their practice or trial examinations: a sixth form student at Greene’s can take up to four invigilated trial exams in each subject over the course of the year.

The combination of detailed study plans and trial exam results are key elements for students to understand whether or not they are on track to both complete their courses and achieve their targeted examination grades.

Student Destinations

Over the past 50 years, Greene’s has helped over 1,000 students to achieve places at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Over the past seven years, we have achieved an 82% success rate in admitting our full-time students to their first-choice university.

In 2020-21, we achieved a 90% success rate and in the previous academic year a 100% success rate. This is especially impressive as the UCAS national average for students admitted to their first-choice universities is 58%.

Student destinations have included:

  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • University of Durham
  • University of Bath
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
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