A Level Results 2023
Upper Sixth students and staff at Durham High School are celebrating their A Level results. This cohort of students experienced turmoil when their GCSE examinations were cancelled as a result of the Covid pandemic, resulting in these A Levels being the first formal public examinations that they have navigated.
We would like to congratulate all of our students on their successes, with special mentions going to Jenny H, who achieved 5 A* grades and Amber M, and Lily F, who achieved a fantastic sweep of A* and A grades.
This year, results are comparable to pre-pandemic years as Ofqual returned grade boundaries to align with 2019 results. 71% of pupils achieved grades A*-B, which is higher than 2019 and the 2023 national average of 52.7%. A third of all grades were A*-A, which is higher than both the North East average of 22% and the national average of 26.5%.
The School is thrilled that the vast majority of students secured a place to read their chosen degree discipline at a university of their choice, including amongst others, Warwick, Newcastle, Loughborough, Liverpool, Southampton, Sunderland and Lincoln.