Exam results

Exam results

 The A Level and GSCE grades achieved by Woldingham students in summer 2023 were good, with some exceptional results achieved by individual students.

At GCSE, seven students achieved at least nine grade 9s at GCSE, with one fifth of the year group achieving nine or more grades 8 or 9. More than 66% of GCSE grades were 9-7. There were particularly strong results in English language, humanities and science subjects.

At A Level, 73% grades were at A* to B with 16 students achieving at least three A Levels at grade A or A*. These results enabled Upper Sixth leavers to take places at leading universities in the UK and overseas. Popular universities for Woldingham students this year include St Andrews, Oxford, Birmingham, Durham, SOAS and Bristol. 

Overseas students have chosen universities in USA and The Netherlands. The diverse range of courses chosen, from modern languages to medicine and architecture to global liberal arts, illustrates how Woldingham enables each student find what is important to her as we help her to #WriteYourOwnStory

Our ‘added value’ indicator consistently places Woldingham amongst the top independent girls' schools in the UK. This means that students at Woldingham do better at GCSEs and A Levels compared to their predictions when joining the school. 

Examination Results and Destinations of Leavers 2023

Map of Destinations of Leavers 2021-2023


Woldingham has a broad and balanced curriculum providing the chance for each student to develop her areas of personal interest and strength. All students study English literature, English language, maths, three sciences, theology and at least one foreign language up until GCSE. In Years 10 and 11 students choose to carry on up to three subjects from a wide range of humanities, language and creative art options.

These include:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Latin or Greek can also be taken as an additional GCSE off timetable

At Sixth Form, students can choose from a range of 27 different A Level subjects including new subjects such as economics, psychology, media studies and politics. Sixth Form students can also pursue an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), where they develop independent research and presentation skills in an area of personal interest.

Our unique THRIVE programme supports our academic programmes by helping every student develop the growth mindset, resilience and self-worth to truly enjoy their successes and learn from their setbacks.

We also offer a wide range of academic enrichment opportunities, from societies for debating, law and philosophy through to extra qualifications in areas such as mathematics, financial studies and sports leadership.

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Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning

The quality of teaching at Woldingham is excellent, and our staff are expert in teaching in an all-girls environment. Woldingham is in the top band of schools nationally for its value-added score, which means that students continually out-perform their baseline predictions measured on their arrival at Woldingham.

Alongside excellent teaching, Woldingham has exceptional facilities including purpose-built science labs, hubs for languages and humanities, an art studio which is among the best in the country and amazing performance spaces for drama and music, including a 630-seat auditorium.