Academic Results

GCSE Exam Results 2019

We are thrilled that our Year 11 students have secured another set of excellent GCSE results in the newly reformed GCSEs, which are widely recognised to be much more demanding across all subjects. Once again though, the Halliford School boys have seen their hard work pay off with 41% of the exams at the top Grades 7-9 and 95% Grades 9 -4. Hot on the heels of our excellent A Level Mathematics results this year, 71% of those entered for the demanding GCSE Further Mathematics course gained an A grade or higher with 23% gaining the much coveted A* with distinction result.

Along with many fine individual performances, Piers Bowater of Claygate (pictured above) led the way with an eye watering eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8 along with an A* with Distinction in Further Mathematics. Closely following behind was classmate Nic Atherfold of Weybridge with six Grade 9s and three Grade 8s and a Grade 7 along with an A* with Distinction in Further Mathematics. Jacob Fuller of Shepperton (pictured above) scored a remarkable five Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and a Grade 7 along with an A* in Further Mathematics and Kai Roff of Chertsey (pictured above) scored a resounding five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and an A* with Distinction in Further Mathematics.

The whole year group worked extremely hard and were justifiably delighted when they received their impressive results.

Headmaster, Mr James Davies, said: ‘I am thrilled with our results in a year when the new style demanding GCSEs have been introduced in all subjects, both students and staff alike have shown commendable flexibility, optimism and resilience in adapting and rising to the demands placed upon them. All students secured passes in English and Mathematics and our Further Mathematicians were particularly impressive. Once again our Art Department were triumphant with 95% of entries graded either an 8 or a 9.

These results are testament to the hard work of our boys and the quality of teaching that they receive from the dedicated staff at Halliford School.  I am absolutely delighted for our Year 11 students and their parents – they have all done incredibly well.  Halliford School focuses on the individual needs and achievements of our students, we continue to offer a strong suite of academic subjects, with the vast majority of our students taking the more challenging separate sciences and a modern foreign language, as we believe this gives them the best preparation for their future studies.

2012 2013 2014 2015
Candidates 64 73 68 68
% Pass 1 84.9 89.5 88.9 92.2
% Grades A/A* 2 33.2 34.8 40.6 38.2


2016 2017 2018 2019
Candidates 72 59 61 73
% Pass 1 93 91 95 95
% Grades A/A* 2 49 42 46 42

1 (Grades A*- C) (From 2018 Grades 4 – 9)

2 (From 2018 Grades 7 – 9)

A Level Exam Results 2019

Sixth Form students at Halliford School in Shepperton are celebrating having achieved another excellent set of A Level. The 37 young men have obtained an outstanding 99% pass rate with the vast majority of the results being graded at A* to C.

At Halliford School we pride ourselves on the fact that our examination results are about individual success, not school statistics and here too many Hallifordians have every reason to celebrate. Top performing students include Oliver Hunter from Ashford, who is heading to Manchester University to study Economics having gained an A* and 3 As. Oliver said, ‘I’m extremely excited about the results I received today. All credit goes to the teachers I’ve had at Halliford, I couldn’t have done it without them. I can’t wait to get started now at Manchester and wish everyone all the very best for the future.

George Rowe also from Ashford gained A grades in all of his subjects and heads to Warwick University to read Hispanic Studies and Economics. George said, ‘I’m over the moon with my A Level results, at first I couldn’t comprehend my achievement because I didn’t expect to get those grades. I’m grateful to my teachers at Halliford for believing in me and helping me to improve so much from last year.’

George Gulliver from Woking is heading to Liverpool University to study Philosophy but was not in school today to collect his results as he is currently away in India teaching English for the summer.

Such is the calibre of our students that a number of leading universities have offered our boys unconditional offers due to the high standard of their applications and predicted grades. Leading the way here is our Deputy Head Boy, Joshua Deakins from Feltham, who is eagerly anticipating starting his course reading Environmental Management at Reading University.

The Headmaster James Davies said, ‘These outstanding results are a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of our students and their teachers and families who have supported them during their time at Halliford School. Our students have kept their heads and done what was needed to give them the best chance of getting in to the universities and courses of their choice, whilst also contributing to so many other areas of School life on the sports field, stage, concert hall and charity projects both locally and internationally. At Halliford School, we do not select our students on the basis of their inherent academic ability and so there are countless examples within today’s results of superb individual effort and devoted teaching.’

2012 2013 2014 2015
Candidates 43 42 49 56
% Pass (Grades A*-E) 93.9 98.3 95.7 98.7
% Pass (Grades A*-C) 68.2 73.4 68 80.4
% Pass (Grades A*-B) 35.6 46.7 38.8 53.6


2016 2017 2018 2019
Candidates 42 34 40 35
% Pass (Grades A*-E) 97.6 99 99 99
% Pass (Grades A*-C) 77.2 76.3 82 72
% Pass (Grades A*-B) 48 52.6 58.3 45.6

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