Academic Results

Exams 2018

A level Results

JCG students achieve highest results in College’s history

Carl Howarth, Principal of JCG, stated, ‘When you study tremendously hard, show great resilience and have incredible teachers, as our students have done, you thoroughly deserve this exceptional level of success.  We are very proud and delighted for them, their teachers and parents.  Over 50% of our grades are at the very top band of A* or A with 95% of all grades at A* – C.  We are also delighted that the strategies our students and staff have been pursuing has increased our A* and A grades by 18% over the last three years.  We believe all our students can do well and our students are showing this to be true. These results enable our students to pursue a wide range of degrees including Medicine, Engineering, Languages, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Law and Teaching.  We wish them every success and happiness as they venture on to universities ranging from Oxford, Durham, Exeter, local and international institutions to name just a few.  We also congratulate our students choosing to stay in the Island to work and have all secured positions in a range of local businesses.’​

Notable Achievements at A level

The level of progress (as measured by ALPs) of all our A level students places JCG in the top 10% of all UK schools.

A* – A grade = 50.7% (40.5% in 2017)
A* – B grade = 80.8% (69.7% in 2017)
A* – C grade = 94.8% (91.3% in 2017)
A* – E grade = 99.7% (100% in 2017)
  • 26 (27%) students achieved all A* and / or A grades out of cohort of 96.
  • A further 19 students achieved 2x A* / A.
  • Thus 46.8% of the cohort achieved at least 2x A*/A grades.
  • 71.8% (69) of the cohort achieved at least 1x A* / A compared with 66% in 2017 and 52% in 2016.
  • The average UCAS points per student is 127.8 which gives an average grade set of ABB

91% of students went to their 1st choice University.

GCSE Results

More students than ever achieve straight As at JCG

Carl Howarth, Principal, stated, ‘Through hard work, aspiration and strong teaching our students have secured an exceptionally high level of success.  This is the first year of Numbers rather than Letter grades in a wide range of subjects.  65.6% of all grades were A* or A (or grades 9, 8 or 7) with 72.2% of all our students achieving 5 or more A* or A grades.  Over a third of students gained 10 or more A* or A grades or their number equivalent.  A grade 9 is above the old style A* grade and is reflective of the top 3% of attainment across the country.  We are delighted that 45 students gained at least one of the top grade 9’s (41.7% of students). However, whilst these headline figures are very pleasing they don’t reveal the many individual successes.  It is wonderful to see students who have aspired and worked so hard to significantly outperform their targets.  This positive difference is the value that they, their teachers, their families and the College as a whole have added to their education and we are so proud of them. In addition to the superb level of attainment at A level last week, these results underline the depth of excellence and care at JCG.’

Notable Achievements at GCSE

The highest ever attainment of A* or 9/8 in the history of JCG.

The number of students taking GCSE in Year 11 was 108.

A* – A grades = 65.6%
A* – B grades = 84%
A* – C grades = 95.2%
5x A* – C including English and Maths = 98.2%

Average set of grades is 1x A*, 3x A, 6x B

Destinations 2019
Institution Course

Australia Computer Science

Arts University Bournemouth Interior Architecture and Design
Graphic Design

Bath University International Development with Economics

Bath Spa University Film, Television and Digital Production
Film, Television and Digital Production (Professional Placement Year)

Birmingham University Modern Languages (4 years)
English and Creative Writing

Bournemouth University Events Management
Nursing (Adult)
Film Production and Cinematography

Brighton University Textiles with Business Studies

Bristol University of the West of England International Business

Caen University French Language (1 year)

Carson-Newman University, Tennessee Sport and Exercise

Coventry University Aviation Management

Durham University Modern Languages and Cultures (with year abroad)
Chemistry (Industrial)

Edge Hill University Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology

Employment - KPMG

Employment - PWC

Exeter University Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Engineering and Management

Falmouth University Graphic Design

Hartpury College Zoology

Kent University Anthropology (with year abroad)

King's College London English Literature

Leeds University Textile Design
Languages, Cultures and International Relations
Nursing (Adult)

Leeds Arts University Textiles

Leicester University Medicine
Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Liverpool University Physics with Astronomy
International Politics and Policy with Law

Liverpool John Moores University Biomedical Sciences
Product Design Engineering
Sport Psychology

Manchester University Drama

Midway University, Kentucky Equine Rehabilitation Therapy

Mountview School of Dance and Drama Performance - Actor/Musician

Newcastle University Geography

Northumbria University Architecture
Applied Sciences Foundation Year

Nottingham University Geography with Business
American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture (International Study)
Criminology and Sociology

Oxford University French and Arabic

Oxford Brookes University Anthropology

Plymouth University Psychology
Nursing (Mental Health)
Mathematics with Education

Poznań University of Medical Sciences Medicine

Reading University Real Estate

Rose Bruford College Costume Production

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Vocal Studies

Royal Holloway Geography

Sheffield University Modern Languages

Southampton University Marine Biology
Environmental Science

Stirling University Animal Biology

Sussex University Anthropology
Biosciences with a Foundation Year
Social Sciences Foundation Year

The Academy of Contempory Music Music Performance - Vocals
Music Production
Dental Surgery


University of East Anglia English Literature

University of the Arts London Design Management

Winchester University Psychology
Primary Teaching with QTS

York University History and Politics

Young Actors Theatre, Islington Acting Foundation Year