Academic Results

Watford Grammar School for Boys has an impressive reputation as one of the leading comprehensive secondary schools in the UK.

There is no other school in Hertfordshire with an eBacc entry as high as WBGS (98%) which achieves our level of value-added performance (+0.52). All of our boys engage with an academic curriculum and most excel beyond national expectations to an impressive degree.

Coupled with this academic excellence is our commitment to offer all our pupils the opportunity to excel outside the classroom through the provision of an enriching programme of extra-curricular activity such as music, drama, sport, engineering or business skills.

The DfE publishes comparative data in official performance tables each year. This information provides a means by which schools can be compared using the current metrics for measuring attainment and progress in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.To view the DfE Performance tables please click here.  For a comparison of WGBS' results with other secondary schools, please click here

A Level Results
2021 (results based on 2021 internal calculations)

% A*

31

% A*/A

62

% A* - B

82.4

2020 (results based on 2021 internal calculations)

% A*

20.3

% A*/A

49.4

% A* - B

73

2019 results are below.

% A*

16

% A*/A

40

% A*-B

69

GCSE Results

2021 (results are based on 2021 internal calculations)

% Grade 9

21.7

%Grade 7+

61.3

% Grade 9-4

94.6

Attainment 8

69.46

Progress 8

-

% achieving grade 4 or above in English & Mathematics

95.8

2020 (results are based on 2020 internal calculations)

% Grade 9

21.5

%Grade 7+

58.3

% Grade 9-4

93.7

Attainment 8

68.6

Progress 8

-

% achieving grade 4 or above in English & Mathematics

98.4

2019 GCSE exam results highlights are below.

 

2019

National

% Grade 9

19

5

% Grade 9-7

53

21

% Grade 9-4

91

67

Attainment 8

66.15

46.55

Progress 8

0.52

-0.03

% Achieving grade 5 or above in English & maths

83

43

% Entry to EBacc

98

40

EBacc average point score

6.53

4.07

% staying in education or entering employment after KS4

98

94