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Leweston School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 24 Progress score & description Well above average 0.39 Average result Grade B Point score 38.63 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 26.3%
(19 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B
39.12
(19 students)
Clayesmore School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 84 Progress score & description Well above average 0.35 Average result Grade B- Point score 37.17 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 15.5%
(58 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
36.21
(58 students)
Gillingham School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 151 Progress score & description Above average 0.27 Average result Grade C+ Point score 32.19 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 14.2%
(127 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C
31.44
(127 students)
The Blandford School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 66 Progress score & description Above average 0.21 Average result Grade B- Point score 35.06 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 18.4%
(49 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
37.55
(49 students)
Ferndown Upper School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 82 Progress score & description Above average 0.18 Average result Grade C Point score 29.51 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 1.9%
(53 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C
28.95
(54 students)
The Purbeck School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 86 Progress score & description Above average 0.18 Average result Grade C- Point score 28.32 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 13.3%
(45 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
32.52
(45 students)
The Gryphon School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 165 Progress score & description Above average 0.18 Average result Grade C+ Point score 34.72 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 19.7%
(117 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
35.41
(117 students)
Lytchett Minster School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 114 Progress score & description Above average 0.18 Average result Grade B- Point score 35.52 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 9.1%
(77 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
32.99
(77 students)
The Thomas Hardye School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 422 Progress score & description Above average 0.17 Average result Grade C+ Point score 34.72 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 16.9%
(349 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
35.20
(349 students)
Sherborne School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 123 Progress score & description Above average 0.14 Average result Grade B Point score 41.29 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 30.1%
(93 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B
39.93
(93 students)
Bryanston School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 117 Progress score & description Above average 0.12 Average result Grade B Point score 38.45 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 22.8%
(92 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
37.72
(92 students)
Highcliffe School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 100 Progress score & description Average 0.06 Average result Grade C Point score 30.31 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 16.7%
(36 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B-
35.09
(36 students)
Twynham School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 223 Progress score & description Average 0.03 Average result Grade C+ Point score 33.33 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 11.4%
(201 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
34.34
(201 students)
The Woodroffe School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 108 Progress score & description Average -0.01 Average result Grade C Point score 31.03 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 10.8%
(74 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
33.60
(74 students)
Shaftesbury School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 133 Progress score & description Average -0.02 Average result Grade C Point score 30.91 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 8.5%
(117 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C-
28.29
(117 students)
Sherborne School for Girls

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 75 Progress score & description Average -0.07 Average result Grade B Point score 40.32 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 25.8%
(62 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels B
39.89
(62 students)
Queen Elizabeth's School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 197 Progress score & description Average -0.08 Average result Grade C Point score 28.91 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 7.4%
(121 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C
30.24
(123 students)
Beaminster School

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 40 Progress score & description Average -0.13 Average result Grade C Point score 30.16 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 9.1%
(33 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
31.82
(33 students)
Budmouth College

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Type of school or college Maintained School Number of students with an A level exam entry 191 Progress score & description Below average -0.21 Average result Grade C- Point score 25.42 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 3.7%
(109 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C
29.30
(110 students)
Weymouth College

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Type of school or college College Number of students with an A level exam entry 57 Progress score & description Below average -0.21 Average result Grade D+ Point score 23.00 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 0.0%
(22 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels D-
17.58
(22 students)
St Mary's School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 29 Progress score & description Below average -0.33 Average result Grade C+ Point score 33.44 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 14.3%
(28 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C+
34.40
(28 students)
The Sir John Colfox Academy

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry 42 Progress score & description Below average -0.36 Average result Grade C- Point score 25.05 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 4.0%
(25 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels C-
27.33
(25 students)
Milton Abbey School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry 39 Progress score & description Below average -0.40 Average result Grade D Point score 20.63 Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects 0.0%
(20 students)
Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels D-
17.17
(20 students)
Portfield School

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Kingston Maurward College

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Type of school or college College Number of students with an A level exam entry NE opens a popup Progress score & description NA opens a popup Average result Grade NE opens a popup Point score NE opens a popup Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects NE opens a popup Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels NE opens a popup
The Grange School

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Ringwood Waldorf School

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry NE opens a popup Progress score & description NA opens a popup Average result Grade NE opens a popup Point score NE opens a popup Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects NE opens a popup Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels NE opens a popup
Beaucroft Foundation School

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The Forum School

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Parkfield School

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Mountjoy School

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Priory Blandford Camhs

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Westfield Arts College

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Parkfield School

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Harrow House International College

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Type of school or college Independent School Number of students with an A level exam entry NE opens a popup Progress score & description NA opens a popup Average result Grade NE opens a popup Point score NE opens a popup Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects NE opens a popup Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels NE opens a popup
Purbeck View School

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Dorset Studio School

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Type of school or college Academy Number of students with an A level exam entry NE opens a popup Progress score & description NE opens a popup Average result Grade NE opens a popup Point score NE opens a popup Students completing their main study programme Published in March 2019 Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects NE opens a popup Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels NE opens a popup
Sturminster Newton High School

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Yewstock School

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Sheiling School

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Dorset 2169 NA opens a popup Average result C 31.64 Published in March 2019 12.0% C+
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England - state-funded schools / colleges 263436 0.00 Average result C+ 32.12 Published in March 2019 13.7% C+
32.49
England - all schools / colleges 299420 0.00 Average result C+ 33.33 16.2% C+
33.59
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A-level

These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one A level or AS level. A levels are available in a wide range of subjects, including English, maths, sciences, languages and humanities. The primary purpose of A levels is to prepare students for degree-level study at university. For further details, see the 16 to 18 Accountability Technical Guide.

Average result (A levels)

These figures tell you the average grade and average points that students achieved per A level entry. We give a points value to all qualifications so you can compare qualifications of a different size and grading system. We base the number of points on the challenge and size of a qualification, and a maximum of 60 points are available for a grade A* at A level. Read more about performance points.

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Progress score and description (A levels)

These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at this school or college made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies, compared to similar students across England.

The scores are calculated by comparing the A-level results of students at this school or college with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4.

A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4.

A score below zero means students made less progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4.

A negative progress score does not mean students made no progress, or the school or college has failed, rather it means students in this school or college made less progress than other students across England with similar results at the end of key stage 4.

The majority of schools and colleges have progress scores between -2 and +2.

These scores are also known as 'value added' scores.


Key stages

R = Reception

Phase Primary Secondary 16-18
Key stage KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 -
School years R-2 3-6 7-9 10-11 12-14
Typical ages 4-7 7-11 11-14 14-16 16-18

National curriculum - further information on key stages and assessments taken.

Percentage of students completing their main study programme

This measure is based on students who enrolled on, and subsequently completed, a programme of studies that is categorised as mainly A levels. For further details, see the 16 to 18 Accountability Technical Guide . opens in a new window

Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects

Facilitating A levels are ones that are commonly needed for entry to leading universities. They are: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, geography, history, english literature and classical or modern languages.

Grade and points for a student's best 3 A levels

A best 3 A levels score is calculated for each student by adding together the points in their best 3 A levels, then summed across a school or college, then divided by three to give a best 3 A levels points per entry, and this is also expressed as a grade.

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