Exam Results

Department for Education Release of Performance Data Summer 2017


Level 2 Qualifications:


Following the final validated release of National GCSE data in April 2018, by the Department for Education, here are some key points revealed in the new statistics about The Duke of York’s Royal Military School:


*Progress 8 score: +0.30 (national average 0.0). This means that our students achieved 1/3 of a grade more in every subject studied. 

  • In 2017 this makes us the highest performing non-selective school in S.E Kent and the second in the whole of Kent.

  • It’s important to remember that we are not academically selective, but when measured against selective schools, this score would rank us as the 3rd highest performing school in S.E Kent and if we were a selective grammar, the 14th highest performing grammar school in the whole of Kent.

In addition, our Attainment 8 score of 49.1 (national average is 44.0) means we are the highest ranked non-selective School in the whole of Kent.

  • 100% of students passed five or more GCSEs.

  • 73% of students gained 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C.

  • 60% of students gained 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths.

*The DfE data is found by clicking here. (this has not been updated by the DfE and the correct Progress 8 figure is +0.30)


Level 3 Qualifications:

  • 95% of students gained three or more A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

  • 100% of students achieved two or more A Levels.

  • The average grade achieved for Btec is Distinction (which is the equivalent of an A grade)

  • The combined Level 3 qualification (A Level & BTEC) equivalent grade is a C

  • 90% of students gained their first choice university place or adjusted to a course with higher entrance requirements

  • 89% of students went on to university, with 4 students joining the military, 1 gaining an apprenticeship in computing and 1 in full time employment.