40% of exams were passed at the highest grade, in comparison to 35% in 2014.
The rise at A*/A is in contrast to a national drop of 0.1%.
Straight A* grades were secured by Fleur Booth, Isabella Cotter, Helen Ford, Rose Gabbertas, Steven Jones, Emily Kelly, Gabrielle Richardson and Jessica Webster.
Eve Bracken, Eleanor Brierley, Robbie Brown, Cassie Bythell, Eleanor Caley, Edward Coidan, Luke Dunsmore, Sam Elliot, Louise Gould, James Hanly, Lucy Leedham, Sam Lightwing, Polly Moss, George O’Neill, Phoebe Phillips, Helena Reeds, Ellie Richardson, Iva Sharp, Katherine Spencer, Rowan Tait, James Taylor, Anna van Harwegen den Breems, Maya Wordsworth and Esme Wright passed all their exams at A* or A.
Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s said:
We are all delighted for the pupils who worked very hard to achieve this superb set of results. They have responded to the inspiration offered by their teachers and managed to deliver in the tough conditions of the exam hall, as well as enjoying the learning journey. They can now look forward to specialising in their A Level choices with a firm platform of excellent GCSE results.
The teaching staff have done a wonderful job. For the fifth year running our Mathematics department managed to achieve a 100% pass rate, with only one C grade. Many will be continuing with the subject to A Level. There were also strong results in Science, Art, English, Modern Languages, Latin and Greek. The fact that this examination success has been achieved in the context of a genuine, all-round educational environment that values learning outside the classroom as much as preparation for exams, is an endorsement of the school’s approach. It is possible to get good exam results without turning out spoon-fed automata. I’m very proud of what the staff and pupils do.
To see a broad range of girls and boys achieve these great results is very heartening. Many of the pupils have exceeded their own expectations and, whilst it’s great to see strings of A* grades, it’s also remarkable how many pupils have turned Cs into Bs and Bs into As. It shows what youngsters can accomplish when they apply themselves wholeheartedly and capitalise on the benefits of a positive peer culture.
Our commitment to pursuing the International GCSEs remains firm. Amidst the uncertainty over the arrival of the new GCSE courses, these more challenging qualifications allow us to teach and learn more expansively as well as delivering strong exam results.
St Peter’s School, founded in 627AD, is one of the oldest schools in the world, and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools.