GCSE League Table: Check Out The GCSE Results For 2023

Welcome to an in-depth analysis of the GCSE League Table, offering a detailed overview of the remarkable academic accomplishments attained by students across the UK in the year 2023. In this article, we delve into the latest trends, noteworthy achievements, and the schools that have excelled in shaping these GCSE results. Join us as we navigate through the educational landscape, spotlighting the exceptional efforts of both students and institutions.

GCSE League Table

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What is GCSE

GCSE, or General Certificate of Secondary Education, is an academic qualification that students in the United Kingdom typically undertake at the age of 16, generally after completing two years of study in secondary education. GCSEs are designed to assess a student’s knowledge and skills across various subjects, and they play a significant role in shaping a student’s future educational and career paths.

Students usually take a variety of GCSE subjects, including core subjects like English, Mathematics, and Science, as well as additional subjects like History, Geography, Languages, and more. The GCSE curriculum is designed to provide a broad education while allowing students to specialise in areas of interest.

The assessment for GCSEs often includes a combination of written exams, coursework, and practical assessments, depending on the subject. 

The GCSE qualification serves as a foundation for further education or employment. Students often use their GCSE results to gain entry into college or sixth form, where they can pursue more advanced studies such as A-levels or vocational courses. GCSEs also hold value for potential employers, demonstrating a student’s academic achievements and skills.

When was the GCSE Results Day 2023?

Year 11 students in England, North Ireland, and Wales received their 2023 GCSE results on Thursday, August 24! Students had to proceed to their respective schools to obtain their results, which were available from around 8AM. 

In case you missed it, here were the recent results release dates: 

A-Levels Results 2023: 17 August 2023

IB Results 2023: 6 July 2023


GCSE Grade Equivalent

Since 2017, the grading system has been changed to a numerical system. The results of GCSE exams are typically graded on a scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade and 1 being the lowest. According to Ofqual, here is what the numerical grading system means:

  • 9 = High A* grade
  • 8 = Lower A* or high A
  • 7 = Lower A grade
  • 6 = High B grade
  • 5 = Lower B or high C
  • 4 = Lower C grade
  • 3 = D or high E
  • 2 = Lower E or high F
  • 1 = Lower F or G
  • U = U remains the same

Top UK GCSE Schools: GCSE League Table 2023

Here is the updated list of the top performing schools in this year’s GCSE!

1) City of London School For Girls – 95% (9/7)
2) Westminster School – 75% (9/8) 
3) Guildford High School – Results not published yet
4) King’s College School (KCS) –  89% (9/8)
5) City of London School – 91.6% (9/7)
6) Wycombe Abbey – 97.10% (9/7)
7) Oxford International College – 87.4% (9/7)
8) Highgate School – 92.90% (9/7)
9) King Edward VI High School for Girls – 96.51% (9/7)
10) St Mary’s School Ascot – 70% grade 6 and above, 31% (9/8)
11) South Hampstead High School GDST – 94% (9/7)
12) Brighton College – 93% (9/7)
13) Trinity School – 88% (9/7)
14) Magdalen College School – 80% (9/8) 
15) Dulwich College – 92% (9/7)
16) Alleyn’s School – 90% (9/7)
17) St Albans School – 81% (9/7)
18) Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST – 74% (9/8) 
19) Royal Grammar School – 74% (9/7)
20) Reigate Grammar School – 86% (9/7)
21) Whitgift School – 88% (9/7)
22) University College School, Hampstead – 90% (9/7)
23) King Edward’s School – 88% (9/7)
24) Wellington College – 86% (9/7)
25) St Catherine’s, Bramley – 88% (9/7)

Top IGCSE Schools in China: China IGCSE League Table 2023

School Name
79%Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
75.60%The British School of Beijing
74%Wellington College International Tianjin
58%British International School, Shanghai
69%Dulwich College Beijing

Top IGCSE Schools in Malaysia: Malaysia IGCSE League Table 2023

School NameCountry
77%Alice Smith SchoolMalaysia
75%The International School of Kuala LumpurMalaysia
66%HELP International SchoolMalaysia
41%Marlborough College MalaysiaMalaysia

Top IGCSE Schools in Asia: Asia IGCSE League Table 2023

School NameCountry
91.90%Dubai CollegeUAE
87%Harrow International School Hong KongHong Kong
81%Tanglin Trust SchoolSingapore
81%Tanglin Trust SchoolSingapore
80.50%Kellett SchoolHong Kong
79%Dulwich College Shanghai PudongChina
77%Alice Smith SchoolMalaysia
77%Alice Smith SchoolMalaysia
75.60%The British School of BeijingChina
75%The International School of Kuala LumpurMalaysia
74%Wellington College International TianjinChina
70%The British School in TokyoJapan
69%Dulwich College BeijingChina
68%Jumeirah CollegeUAE
66%Bangkok Patana SchoolThailand
66%HELP International SchoolMalaysia
65%Jumeirah English Speaking SchoolUnited Arab Emirates
65%Repton School DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
64%Nord Anglia International School DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
63%Dubai British School, Emirates HillsUnited Arab Emirates
59%Bali Island SchoolIndonesia
59%ESF West Island SchoolHong Kong
58%British International School, ShanghaiChina
41%Marlborough College MalaysiaMalaysia
40%British International SchoolThailand
35.50%The International School of ChoueifatUAE

GCSE 2023 Results Analysis

Here are some of the interesting takes from this year’s GCSE results. The below table shows the percentage of students that were awarded 7/A and above, from 2019 to 2023 in England.

England (North East)16.4%22.0%24.5%22.4%17.6%
England (North West)18.6%23.5%25.9%23.1%18.6%
England (Yorkshire and the Humber)17.8%22.3%24.4%22.4%18.2%
England (West Midlands)18.1%23.0%25.3%22.8%18.4%
England (East Midlands)18.3%23.0%25.1%22.5%18.5%
England (Eastern Region)20.5%25.9%28.5%26.2%21.9%
England (South West)20.4%26.1%29.1%25.3%20.8%
England (South East)23.5%29.0%31.9%29.2%24.4%
England (London)25.7%31.4%34.5%32.6%28.4%

The 2023 GCSE results saw a similar downturn when compared to the 2023 A-Levels. Here’s another table that portrays the decline: 

GCSE League Table 2022

Here are the GCSE/IGCSE school rankings based on the percentage of 9/7 and A*/A grades achieved during the 2022 GCSEs.

RankA + A* %SchoolDay/BoardBoy/Girl
199.09St Paul's SchoolBothBoys
298.29Westminster SchoolBothCo-ed
397Tonbridge SchoolBothBoys
496.57Wycombe Abbey SchoolBoardingGirls
596Sevenoaks SchoolBothCo-ed
695.79Oxford International CollegeBothCo-ed
794.66St Mary's School - AscotBothGirls
894.08Brighton CollegeBothCo-ed
992.94Dulwich CollegeBothBoys
1092.2Cheltenham Ladies' CollegeBothGirls
1191.31Whitgift SchoolBothBoys
1290.6St Catherine's School, BramleyBothGirls
1390.48Winchester CollegeBoardingBoys
1490.37Wellington CollegeBothCo-ed
1589.88Caterham SchoolBothCo-ed
1689.74Benenden SchoolBoardingGirls
1789Downe House SchoolBothGirls
1888.84Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeBothCo-ed
1988.13Concord CollegeBothCo-ed
2087.7St Michael's School - LlanelliBothCo-ed
2186.63Radley CollegeBoardingBoys
2286.6Abingdon SchoolBothBoys
2386City of London Freemen's School - SeniorBothCo-ed
2485St Swithun's SchoolBothGirls
2584.92Oundle SchoolBothCo-ed
2684.54Roedean SchoolBothGirls
2783.22Headington SchoolBothGirls
2883Rugby SchoolBothCo-ed
2982St Mary's School - CalneBothGirls
3080.18Badminton SchoolBothGirls
3179.74The Leys School, CambridgeBothCo-ed
3279.56Canford SchoolBothCo-ed
3379.44Ardingly CollegeBothCo-ed
3478.57Ruthin SchoolBothCo-ed
3578.34Woldingham SchoolBothGirls
3777.42Marlborough CollegeBothCo-ed
=77.42Royal High SchoolBothGirls
3976.04Bishop's Stortford CollegeBothCo-ed
4076Kingswood SchoolBothCo-ed
4175Uppingham SchoolBothCo-ed
4274.90Epsom CollegeBothCo-ed
4374.71Berkhamsted SchoolBothCo-ed
4474Christ's HospitalBothCo-ed
=74Fettes CollegeBothCo-ed
4673.2Sherborne GirlsBothGirls
4773.07Shrewsbury SchoolBothCo-ed
4872.22Burgess Hill GirlsBothGirls
4972Mayfield SchoolBothGirls
5071.94The King's School, CanterburyBothCo-ed
5170.61Dauntsey's SchoolBothCo-ed
5269Royal Masonic School for GirlsBothGirls
5368.92Bedford SchoolBothBoys
5567.31Loughborough Grammar SchoolBothBoys
5666.8Chetham's School of MusicBothCo-ed
5766.69Ipswich SchoolBothCo-ed
5866.60Sherborne SchoolBothBoys
5966Brentwood SchoolBothCo-ed
6065St Mary's School - CambridgeBothGirls
=65Charterhouse SchoolBothCo-ed
=65Bromsgrove SchoolBothCo-ed
6364.51St Margaret's School - BusheyBothCo-ed
6564Eastbourne CollegeBothCo-ed
=64Harrogate Ladies' CollegeBothGirls
=64Queen Anne's SchoolBothGirls
6863.71Queenswood SchoolBothGirls
6963Monkton Senior SchoolBothCo-ed
7062.36Christ College BreconBothCo-ed
7162.21Bradfield CollegeBothCo-ed
7262Malvern CollegeBothCo-ed
7360.88Cheltenham CollegeBothCo-ed
7460.44Mill Hill SchoolBothCo-ed
7560Kent College PemburyBothGirls
=60Malvern St James Girls' SchoolBothGirls
=60Heathfield School - AscotBothGirls
7859.91Repton SchoolBothCo-ed
7959.62Felsted SchoolBothCo-ed
8059.43New Hall SchoolBothCo-ed
8159.34St George's School - AscotBothGirls
8259.23Oakham SchoolBothCo-ed
8359Pocklington SchoolBothCo-ed
=59King's ElyBothCo-ed
=59Stowe SchoolBothCo-ed
=59Truro SchoolBothCo-ed
8758.79Ashford SchoolBothCo-ed
8858.1Royal Russell SchoolBothCo-ed
8958Blundell's SchoolBothCo-ed
9057.7Woodhouse Grove SchoolBothCo-ed
9156.85The Purcell SchoolBothCo-ed
9256.4Bryanston SchoolBothCo-ed
9356.07Glenalmond CollegeBothCo-ed
9456.06Kimbolton SchoolBothCo-ed
9556St Francis' CollegeBothGirls
=56Lord Wandsworth CollegeBothCo-ed
9755.79Wells Cathedral SchoolBothCo-ed
9855.2Bootham Senior SchoolBothCo-ed
9955Prior Park CollegeBothCo-ed
10054.11Kingham Hill School - Chipping NortonBothCo-ed
YearPercentage at grade 4/C or above

Frequently Asked Questions

A GCSE League Table is a ranking system that compiles and presents the performance of different schools based on their students’ GCSE examination results. It provides a comparative view of how schools fare in terms of academic achievements.

Schools are typically ranked based on the percentage of students achieving certain grades (often A*-C or 9-4) in their GCSE exams. The higher the percentage of students achieving top grades, the higher the school’s ranking.

While GCSE League Tables provide insight into academic performance, they may not fully represent a school’s overall quality. Factors such as teaching approach, student well-being, and extracurricular activities are not accounted for in these tables.

GCSE League Tables usually cover a range of subjects, including core subjects like English, Maths, and Science, as well as additional subjects. However, they might not encompass all the diverse subjects that students can study at the GCSE level.

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