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Exam Results and Careers

Canford has a reputation for academic excellence and our external results at A Level, Pre-U and GCSE are consistently impressive.  On average in the past five years, over 30% of all A Level grades have been at A* and over 65% at A*/A, while at GCSE 78% of all examinations have been graded 9/7 (A*/B). 

Such results have enabled our Upper Sixth leavers to move on to top universities on a wide variety of courses, with over 80% taking up places at Russell Group/Sunday Times Top 12 institutions in 2023, and 44 places at Oxbridge and 47 places to Medical Schools achieved in the past 5 years. 

We also have leavers taking up places on degree apprenticeships, with Music Conservatoires and straight into the world of work.  Our tailored careers support offers every individual pupil the chance to explore future pathways according to their own skills, interests and talents.

Best co-educational independent school in the South West for 2023 A Level performance.
Sunday Times parent power 2024



Oxbridge offers in the past 5 years


Offers each year to Russell Group/Sunday Times Top 12 universities


A Level A*/A Grade in 2023


Pupils to US universities in past 2 years