MENU
sub menu

Thornton College is one of the top performing non-selective schools in the UK with an enviable reputation for academic success. 

We are a non-academically selective school which means girls of all abilities are able to join the school as long as they can keep up with the pace of our curriculum.

Thornton has a strong work ethic and your daughter will be encouraged, and expected, to achieve her personal best in all that she does. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for pupils of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards.

Teaching at Thornton is of an exceptional standard across all disciplines and teachers engender both a love for their subject and of learning for its own sake.

Girls achieve excellent examination results. Thornton is regularly featured in 'The Times' Top Schools'. Placement in these tables are based on the percentage of A*/A grades at GCSE. We have also been placed among the top 40 state and independent schools in the UK in the value added tables. This means that the School is one of the most successful in the country for helping girls to achieve their very best, irrespective of their academic ability when they join.

Results information can be found here.

3

GCSE Results 2015

 

Thornton A*-C 2015

National A*-C

% Thornton Above National Average 2015

Thornton A*-A 2015

National A*-A

% Thornton Above National Average

Art

94.7

82.5

12.2

42.1

27.8

14.3

ICT

91.7

60.9

30.8

50

13.6

36.4

Music

100

77.8

22.2

18.2

31.9

-13.7

Textiles

100

82.5

17.5

50

27.8

22.2

Biology

100

91.9

8.1

75

46.3

28.7

Chemistry

100

92.3

7.7

75

46.5

28.5

Physics

100

92.1

7.9

75

43.4

31.6

Design Technology

100

71.7

28.3

71.4

25.9

45.5

English Language

96.6

72.8

23.8

71

19.2

49.8

English Literature

98.2

81.9

16.3

49.1

27.4

21.7

RE

98.2

78.2

20

69.1

36.7

32.4

French

89.5

74.8

14.7

42.1

27

15.1

Spanish

89.3

54.9

34.4

39.3

17.8

21.5

Geography

88.2

73.2

15

44.1

31.9

12.2

History

98

72.8

25.2

46.9

33.2

13.7

Mathematics

84.5

63.5

21

27.6

15.8

11.8

Statistics

100

44.7

55.3

55.6

4.6

51

Further Maths

100

no stats available

66.7

no stats available

PE

100

72.3

27.7

83.3

25.4

57.9

Science A

94

59.8

34.2

38

8.4

29.6

Additional Science

90

65.7

24.3

30

12.1

17.9

Further Additional Science

8233.3

81.9

1.4

50

36

14

49% of grades are at A*/A

94 % of students achieved at least 5 A* - C grades

GCSE Results 2014

We are thrilled to announce our best ever exam results!

A magnificent 100% of our Year 11 pupils achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades (incluing English and Maths) with 61% of all passes being gained at A*/A.  This has placed Thornton at 154th place nationally (nestled within some of the top selective schools in the UK!)

There was success across the curriculum with pupils performing exceptionally well in English, Science and Maths. All pupils entered for Further Maths achieved an A*/A grade and in Statistics 93% of pupils achieved the top grades. English and Science results were also outstanding with 98% of pupils achieving A*-B grades in English Language and 93% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

There were a number of outstanding results from individual girls, with 25% of the year group achieving 10+ A*/A grades. The results, subject by subject can be viewed in the table below together with how Thornton compares with the national average.

Subject

National average A* - C

Thornton % pass          A* - C

% above national average

National average A* - A

Thornton %  A* - A

% above national average

Art & Design

82.8

100

17.2

27.9

80

52.1

Biology

91.1

100

8.9

45.3

71

25.7

Chemistry

92

100

8

45.9

79

33.1

Design and Technology

72.1

100

27.9

26.2

100

73.8

English

69.7

100

30.3

19.2

73

53.8

English Literature

83

100

17

27.7

68

40.3

French

74.6

100

25.4

27.3

37

9.7

Geography

73.5

100

26.5

31.8

63

31.2

History

71.6

100

28.4

32.7

61

28.3

Information Technology

73.5

100

26.5

27.7

100

72.3

Italian

59.9

100

40.1

38.3

100

61.7

Mathematics

62.3

100

37.7

14.6

39

24.4

Further Maths

94.9

100

5.1

55.8

100

44.2

Music

79.5

100

20.5

33.6

71

37.4

P.E.

72.1

100

27.9

25.5

50

24.5

Physics

91.6

100

8.4

42.7

79

36.3

Religious Studies

77.9

100

22.1

37.5

72

34.5

Science A (yr10 result)

61.8

83

21.2

10.2

23.3

13.1

Add Science  (yr 11)

68.3

90

21.7

13.8

30

16.2

Spanish

76.8

100

23.2

20

65

45

Statistics

73.5

100

26.5

20

93

73

GCSE Results 2013

For national figures, please see the results tables on the Government website www.education.gov.uk

For comparison with national results, please scroll down to the second table.

 

A*

A

B

C

D

E

Art

14%

43%

36%

7%

 

 

Biology

9%

27%

55%

9%

 

 

Chemistry

9%

36%

55%

 

 

 

Design Tech

33%

33%

33%

 

 

 

English

26%

29%

21%

18%

5%

 

English Literature

8%

33%

42%

14%

3%

 

French

15%

25%

20%

40%

 

 

Geography

8%

12%

44%

24%

8%

4%

History - FULL

25%

65%

10%

 

 

 

History - SHORT

 

75%

25%

 

 

 

ICT

10%

10%

60%

20%

 

 

Mathematics

8%

29%

26%

26%

11%

 

Music

 

 

100%

 

 

 

PE - FULL

 

11%

22%

33%

33%

 

PE - SHORT

 

 

100%

 

 

 

Physics

18%

18%

55%

9%

 

 

RE - FULL

11%

49%

37%

3%

 

 

RE - SHORT

 

 

33%

33%

 

33%

Science (Dual)

7%

11%

26%

37%

17%

2%

Spanish

25%

38%

25%

12%

 

 

Statistics

10%

35%

50%

5%

 

 

       

TOTAL

13%

29%

34%

18%

5%

1%

Percentage of grades at A*/A = 42%

Comparison with national average

Subject

Exam board average

National average

Thornton % pass (A* - C)

% above national average

Art & Design

82.4

82.9

100

17.1

Design and Technology

72.7

72.2

100

27.8

English

48.4

71.2

94.7

23.5

English Literature

31.3

82.7

97.2

14.5

French

85.9

74.8

100

25.2

Spanish

82.8

76.4

100

23.6

Geography

72.8

73.9

88

14.1

History

72.3

72.8

100

27.2

History (Short course)

18.8

31.3

100

68.7

Statistics

77.7

80

100

20

Mathematics

66.3

57.3

89.5

32.2

Information Technology

74.6

76.3

100

23.7

Music

78.32

80.1

100

19.9

Physics

91.3

91.1

100

8.9

Chemistry

91.0

91.5

100

8.5

Biology

90.6

91.1

100

8.9

Science 1 (yr10 result)

54.5

56

85.2

29.2

Science 2 (yr 11)

67.3

67.3

77.8

10.5

P.E.

69.9

72.8

73.9

1.1

Religious Studies

77

78.3

100

21.7

Religious Studies (Short course)

48.7

61.4

66.7

5.3

GCSE Results 2012

Total number of pupils achieving at least 5 A* - C grades= 100%

 

A*

A

B

C

D

Art

14%

36%

36%

14%

0%

Biology

15%

38%

38%

8%

0%

Chemistry

23%

46%

23%

8%

0%

Chinese

100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Dance

0%

40%

60%

0%

0%

Design Tech.

20%

80%

0%

0%

0%

English

13%

32%

45%

11%

0%

English Lit.

21%

29%

37%

11%

3%

French

28%

28%

22%

17%

6%

Geography

26%

42%

32%

0%

0%

History

22%

33%

37%

4%

4%

ICT

0%

50%

17%

33%

0%

Maths

11%

21%

39%

18%

11%

Music

60%

40%

0%

0%

0%

PE

14%

0%

57%

29%

0%

Physics

23%

54%

8%

8%

8%

RE

39%

32%

26%

3%

0%

Science (Dual)

6%

24%

42%

24%

4%

Spanish

23%

41%

18%

14%

5%

Statistics

18%

29%

35%

18%

0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

19%

32%

33%

12%

3%

  • Total percentage of grades at A*/A= 51%
  • Total percentage of grades at A* - B = 85%

GCSE Results 2011

Please find below our GCSE Results for 2011:

%

A*

A

B

C

D

E

Art

20.00

26.67

26.67

26.67

 

 

Biology

28.57

28.57

28.57

14.29

 

 

Chemistry

14.29

35.71

35.71

14.29

 

 

Dance

44.44

11.11

22.22

22.22

 

 

Design Technology

54.55

27.27

18.18

 

 

 

English Language

10.87

43.48

39.13

6.52

 

 

English Literature

17.78

22.22

44.44

15.56

 

 

French

22.22

44.44

18.52

11.11

3.70

 

Geography

14.29

52.38

33.33

 

 

 

History

58.97

23.08

12.82

2.56

2.56

 

ICT

0.00

12.50

37.50

25.00

25.00

 

Mathematics

2.17

32.61

36.96

21.74

2.17

4.35

Music

50.00

50.00

 

 

 

 

Physics

28.57

28.57

21.43

21.43

 

 

Religious Studies

33.71

49.44

11.24

3.37

1.12

1.12

Science

9.38

18.75

31.25

34.38

6.25

 

Additional Science

12.90

32.26

19.35

29.03

3.23

3.23

Spanish

42.11

26.32

15.79

15.79

 

 

Stats

0.00

36.84

42.11

21.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

&nbsnbsp;

 

 

 

A*

A

B

C

D

E

Total percentage of grades

21.94

32.59

27.69

14.8

2.24

0.75

 

Percentage of grades at A* / A

54.53

 

 

 

 

Percentage of grades at A* - C

97.02

 

 

 

 

Percentage of grades at A* - B

82.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of pupils achieving at least 5 A* - C grades

97.78

 

 

 

 

Percentage of pupils achieving at least 10 A* - C grades

93.33