Exam Results & Destinations

Results 2023

Our students were jumping for joy with yet another year of outstanding results with 36 percent of students achieving A* and A grades and 68 percent achieving A* to B.

Oliver Watkins, Director of The Sixth Form at Horsforth, said, “Knowing that the grading of this year’s A Levels has gone back to pre-pandemic levels, I honestly couldn’t be happier with our results, which are significantly higher than 2019 when 26 percent achieved A* and A. I want to offer huge congratulations to all the students who worked so hard and will now reap the benefits of that work. I also want to say a massive thank you to my amazing team of staff whose passion and dedication has empowered our students to achieve these results.”

Our sixth form offers students everything they need to succeed. Last September saw the opening of our new, state-of-the-art sixth form campus, which includes IT classrooms, laboratories, a lecture theatre with bleacher seating and LED screen, as well as a large common room, with learning pods, a charging station and café. We also offers over 90 enrichment activities including debating, photography, golf and even international exchanges.

Ella Ward who achieved four A* grades in English Language, Maths, Physics and EPQ said “I’m over the moon with my results as they have secured my place at the University of Manchester to read Physics with Astrophysics. I’ve worked hard, but have felt supported all the way, and can’t wait for what comes next”.

Key Stage 5 – Sixth Form 2022-2023

Number of students at the end of 16-18 study 127
Average point score per A Level entry 40.43
Average A Level grade B=
Students who achieved AAB or higher (2+ facilitating subjects) 36.5%
Average point score per BTEC Entry 36.51
Average BTEC grade Distinction

Retention 2022-2023

Students completing their main study programme 100%

For further details please take a look at the DFE School Performance Tables 16-18.

Student Destinations

We are committed to supporting all our students as they work through important decisions about life after sixth form. We ensure that all of our students are supported in reaching the next stage in their journey wherever it may take them.

In 2023 we were extremely proud to send our students onto a variety of future academic and career pathways.


Higher Education, of which: 84%
   – Russell Group University 40%
   – Non Russell Group University 44%
Employment/Apprenticeship 10%
Gap Year or Other 6%