A Level Exam Results

There is no standard pupil, no one size fits all outcome and there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Monktonian. When our students leave the Sixth Form, their paths are many and varied. Some explore and develop their creativity, born out of their studies at Monkton, at a wide range of universities, Art or Drama School, or through apprenticeships in engineering or other work-based qualifications. Others may make their mark as leaders, inventors, pioneers, missionaries, parents, counsellors, campaigners, writers, thinkers or entrepreneurs.

Our Results

YearNumber of candidates% A*% A*-A% A*-B

Careers and Higher Education

Top University destinations in 2023: Exeter, University of Arts London, Birmingham, Loughborough, Lancaster, Leeds, Nottingham, Cambridge.

  • Of those who applied to Higher Education in 2023, the vast majority gained the required grades for their preferred university choice. Our tutors support each student to help shape their application to the best fit institution and hence this year students headed off to 27 different UK institutions. The most popular courses are related to English, history, sports science, architecture, business, biological sciences, and music. However, there was a very wide range of courses including Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Fashion Design, Game Design, Geology, Liberal Arts, Maths, Medicine, Midwifery, Press & Editorial Photography, Physics, Politics & International Relations, and Product Design.
  • 90% applied for a university degree course (25% of them have chosen to have a gap year before starting their university course).

Gap Years

We encourage pupils who decide to take a gap year to undertake something that is both exciting and of genuine service. For example, many of our pupils spend time at a South African AIDs orphanage called Lily of the Valley with which we have developed close links and also at a hospital in Vellore, India. Many students choose marine or wildlife conservation projects, expeditions to far flung places or volunteering in community projects or working in schools across the world.

Our Careers Office here at Monkton is able to offer valuable advice and help to those pupils who wish to take a Gap year.

Leaving Destinations

Leaving Destinations 2022
Abertay UniversityGame Design and Production
Bath Spa UniversityArchitecture (with Foundation Year)
Bristol, University of the West of EnglandBusiness Management and Marketing
Bristol, University of the West of EnglandBusiness and Management
Cardiff UniversityMechanical Engineering with placement year
Cardiff UniversityMathematics
Central St Martin'sArt Foundation Course
City, University of LondonEconomics
Durham UniversityAncient, Medieval and Modern History
Durham UniversityChemistry (4 years)
Durham UniversitySport and Exercise Sciences
Falmouth UniversityPress & Editorial Photography
HULT International Business SchoolBusiness Administration
King's College LondonSport and Exercise Medical Sciences
King's College LondonEnglish with Film Studies
Lancaster UniversityPolitics and International Relations
Leeds Beckett UniversityInterior Architecture and Design
Loughborough UniversityDesign (with placement year)
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityFashion Business and Management
Middlesex UniversityMidwifery (Long)
NorlandEarly Years Development and Learning
Nottingham Trent UniversityInternational Business
Oxford Brookes UniversityEngineering Foundation
Swansea UniversitySport & Exercise Science with a Year Abroad
The University of EdinburghBiological Sciences
The University of EdinburghProduct Design
University of BirminghamSport, Exercise and Health Sciences
University of BirminghamSport, Exercise and Health Sciences
University of BirminghamArchaeology and Ancient History
University of BirminghamGeography
University of BirminghamEnglish and Creative Writing
University of BirminghamGeography
University of BristolGeology with Study Abroad
University of DundeeBiological Sciences
University of East Anglia UEACreative Writing and English Literature
University of East Anglia UEAChemistry
University of ExeterExercise and Sport Sciences
University of LeicesterComputer Science (with a Year in Industry)
University of ManchesterMusic
University of NottinghamHistory
University of NottinghamEnglish
University of NottinghamLiberal Arts
University of OxfordPhysics
University of ReadingReal Estate
University of ReadingBuilding Surveying
University of SheffieldLandscape Architecture
University of SouthamptonCivil Engineering
University of SouthamptonMedicine
University of the West of EnglandAudio and Music Technology
University of YorkMusic
University of YorkHistory/Politics (Equal)
University of YorkMidwifery
Leaving Destinations 2021
University of LiverpoolComputer Science (with a Year in Industry)
University of BirminghamGeography
Swansea UniversityComputer Science
Oxford Brookes UniversityOccupational Therapy
University of GlasgowGeography
Oxford Brookes UniversityBusiness and Marketing Management
University of ReadingLaw
University of BirminghamDrama and Theatre Arts
Cardiff UniversityPhysiotherapy
University of ExeterEnglish with Study Abroad
University of YorkBiomedical Sciences
University of ExeterHuman Biosciences
Durham UniversityCombined Honours in Social Sciences
Arts University BournemouthDesign
University of ManchesterMusic
University of SouthamptonMechatronic Engineering
Cardiff UniversityMidwifery
Loughborough UniversityHistory and International Relations (with placement year)
University of NottinghamFrench and Contemporary Chinese Studies
University of BristolGeography
Loughborough UniversityChemical Engineering
University of WarwickHealth & Medical Sciences
The University of EdinburghPhysics
Leeds Beckett UniversityHospitality Business Management with Marketing
The University of EdinburghAncient History
Loughborough UniversityRobotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year)
University of PlymouthMaritime Business
Lancaster UniversityGeography
University of DundeePhysics
University of PortsmouthFilm Production
Leeds Beckett UniversityLandscape Architecture & Design
University of BirminghamSport, Exercise and Health Sciences
University of ManchesterEconomics
Falmouth UniversityGame Art
University of ReadingBusiness & Management
University of BristolPsychology in Education
University of the Arts LondonPhotojournalism and Documentary Photography
University of GlasgowMechanical Design Engineering
Durham UniversityClassics
University of ManchesterSocial Anthropology
Durham UniversityMathematics (4 years)
University of the Arts LondonCreative Direction for Fashion
Cardiff UniversityMedicine with a Preliminary Year
Durham UniversityGeneral Engineering
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityPsychology
University of ReadingInternational Development
University of ExeterZoology with Professional Placement
UCL (University College London)Chemistry
University of the Arts LondonCostume for Theatre & Screen
University of SouthamptonAeronautics and Astronautics with Industrial Placement Year
Durham UniversityGeography
King's College LondonPsychology
London School of Economics & Political ScienceLaw (Bachelor of Laws)
University of NottinghamAerospace Engineering including an Industrial Year (BEng)
Lancaster UniversityFinancial Mathematics
University of SouthamptonAeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad
University of ExeterLaw
University of BirminghamSocial Policy
Brunel University LondonEntrepreneurship and Innovation BSc with Placement
University of SheffieldCivil and Structural Engineering with a Year in Industry
University of SussexMedical Neuroscience
Durham UniversityBiological Sciences
University of LeedsArchitectural Engineering
University of ExeterFilm & Television Studies
University of BristolAerospace Engineering
Leaving Destinations 2020
Bangor UniversityComputer Science
Bournemouth UniversityAdult Nursing
Brunel University LondonGames Design
Cardiff UniversityBusiness Management
Cardiff UniversityArchitecture
Cardiff UniversityHuman Geography
Cardiff UniversityBusiness Management
Cardiff UniversityEconomics and Finance
Cardiff UniversityMedia and Communications
Durham UniversityMathematics
Durham UniversityLaw
Durham UniversityAnthropology
Durham UniversityGeography
Falmouth UniversityFine Art
Hartpury UniversityEquestrian Sport Science
Imperial College LondonComputing
Lancaster UniversityPhilosophy, Politics and Economics
Lancaster UniversityBusiness Management
Lancaster UniversityEvironmental Science
Loughborough UniversityBioengineering
Loughborough UniversityInternational Relations
LSEEconomics and Economic History
Met Film SchoolPractical Filmmaking
Newcastle UniversityCountryside Management
Oxford Brookes UniversityPlanning and Property Development
Oxford Brookes UniversityGeography
Oxford Brookes UniversityBusiness and Management
Oxford Brookes UniversityReal Estate
Oxford Brookes UniversityDigital Media Production
Oxford Brookes UniversityBusiness and Management
Oxford Brookes UniversityInternational Relations and Politics
Swansea UniversityOsteopathy
The University of EdinburghPhysics
The University of EdinburghFrench and Italian
The University of EdinburghBiological Sciences (Biotechnology)
UCLEconomics and Geography
University of BirminghamArtificial Intelligence and Computer Science
University of BirminghamSport, Exercise and Health Sciences
University of BristolBiochemistry
University of BristolMaths
University of BristolBiochemistry
University of CambridgeAsian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of ExeterModern Languages
University of ExeterAccounting and Finance
University of ExeterDrama
University of ExeterEnglish with study in America
University of ExeterEconomics with Industrial Experience
University of GlasgowPsychology
University of KentLaw
University of LeedsBiology
University of LeedsMidwifery
University of LiverpoolGeography
University of ManchesterManagement (Accounting and Finance) + Industrial Exp
University of NottinghamIndustrial Economics with Insurance
University of NottinghamMechanical Engineering
University of OxfordHistory and Politics
University of RoehamptonPsychology and Counselling
University of SheffieldRobotics with a Foundation Year
University of SheffieldAerospace Engineering with a Foundation Year
University of SouthamptonComputer Science
University of SouthamptonNursing Adult and Mental Health
University of St AndrewsGeography
University of St AndrewsEconomics
University of the Arts LondonFashion Public Relations and Communication
University of WinchesterSport and Exercise Science
University of WinchesterPrimary Education with QTS (3 years)
University of WorcesterNursing Associate


Leaving Destinations 2019
BIRMINGHAMModern Languages (4 years)
BIRMINGHAMMechanical Engineering
BIRMINGHAMModern Languages and English
BRISTOLMechanical Engineering
BRISTOLMechanical and Electrical Engineering
BRISTOLMechanical Engineering
BRISTOLIndustrial Design and Technology with Placement Year
BRUNELIndustrial Design and Technology with Placement Year
BUWEAudio and Music Technology
CAMBRIDGENatural Sciences
CARDIFFBusiness Economics with a Professional Placement Year
DURHAMModern Languages and Cultures (with Year Abroad)
DURHAMModern Languages and Cultures (with Year Abroad)
DURHAMSport and Exercise Sciences
DURHAMPrimary Education
DURHAMNatural Sciences
DURHAMGeneral Engineering
EAST ANGLIAInternational Development with Economics
EXETERBusiness Economics with Industrial Experience (4 years)
EXETEREnglish and Drama
EXETERModern Languages
EXETERSport and Exercise Medical Sciences
EXETERMechanical Engineering with Year in Industry
EXETEREnglish and Modern Languages
FALMOUTHGame Development: Programming
IMPERIALDesign Engineering
IMPERIALMechanical Engineering
KINGS COLLEGEElectronic and Information Engineering
KINGS COLLEGEBiomedical Engineering
KINGSTONReal Estate Management with Business Experience
LOUGHBOROIndustrial Design and Technology
LOUGHBOROProduct Design Engineering
LOUGHBOROSports Technology
LEICESTERAerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry)
NEWCASTLEFilm and Media
NOTTINHAM TRENTSport and Exercise Science
NOTTINGHAMBiochemistry and Genetics
NOTTINGHAMProduct Design and Manufacture including an Industrial Year
OXFORD BROOKESSport and Exercise Science
OXFORD BROOKESBusiness and Management
OXFORD BROOKESCommunication, Media and Culture/Sociology
PLYMOUTHBiomedical Science
PORTSMOUTHMarine Biology
READINGBusiness Economics
READINGBusiness and Management with Placement Year
READINGMathematics (MMath) (4 years)
READINGAgricultural Business Management
SHEFFIELDMedicine (Phase One)
SHEFFIELDUrban Studies and Planning
SHEFIELDKorean Studies with Japanese
SHEFIELDAerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry
SOLENTPopular Music Production
SOUTHAMPTONPopulation and Geography
SOUTHAMPTONMarine Biology with Oceanography
SOUTHAMPTONMarine Biology with Oceanography
SOUTHAMPTONMNurs Nursing Adult and Child (Dual Field)
SURREYEconomics and Finance
SURREYMechanical Engineering
SURREYBusiness Management
SURREYChemistry with Forensic Investigation
SUSSEXDrama and English
SUSSEXSociology with Media Studies
SUSSEXMechanical Engineering (with an industrial placement year)
SWANSEAMarine Biology
UCLEngineering (Mechanical with Business Finance)
UCLBiomedical Sciences
UCLBA French and German
UCLEngineering (Mechanical)
WARWICKComputer Systems Engineering
WARWICKModern Languages
WARWICKAutomotive Engineering
WINCHESTERBusiness Management
WINCHESTERPrimary Education with QTS (3 years)
YORKFilm and Television Production

Co-Curricular Achievements

Co-Curricular achievements for our sixth form have included: a National Champion at Intermediate Eventing, a World Cup Skeleton competitor, a GB rower, Somerset under 18 rugby players and members of the U17 England Hockey Performance Centre.

75% of our Sixth Form represents the school regularly in weekend sports fixture and 44% of our pupil body play a musical instrument or take individual LAMDA lessons. 10 students took their Grade 8, with 2 completing their Advanced certificate, in their musical instrument. Two young ladies also gained distinction in Grade 8 ballet. 29 students completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.