GCSE results

Once again our 2017 GCSE results were significantly above the national average. 87% of our pupils achieved at least one A*/A (9-7) grade, 53% achieved at least two A*/A (9-7) grades and 40% at least three A*/As (9-7) grades.

Excellent results were achieved in the Art department: in Fine Art 85% of grades were A*/A and in Graphic Communication 80%. History performed strongly with 70% of grades A*/A following on from winning the 2016 Good Schools Guide Best performance by Girls taking History GCSE at an English Independent School. In MFL, 67% of pupils achieved A*/A grades in French and 64% in Spanish. In Music 50% of grades were A*/A.

Over the past 3 years (2015-2017) 39% of grades in English were A*-A and 89% A*-C. In the same period 37% of grades in Maths were A*-A and 84% A*-C.

In 2017 there have again been some outstanding individual performances with two pupils attaining 9 A*/A grades, and another achieving 8 A*/A grades along with an A in Additional Maths FSMQ. Four others achieved at least 5 A*/A grades, a significant number for a year group of 30. Three Year 11s passed the LAMDA Grade 6 Bronze Acting Award with a distinction and two merits. These are AS Level qualifications.

The focused teaching, individual attention and personal encouragement provided at Thames together make a real difference in enabling pupils to reach their potential. Based on standardised predictors and Key Stage 2 data most of our pupils consistently achieve grades that are significantly above their ability. Over the past 3 years 56% of pupils have achieved an average of at least half a grade better and 35% at least a grade better than predicted across all their subjects.

Grades Thames
National Average
A*-A (9-7) 33% 44% 20%
A*-C (9-4) 78% 88% 66%


Leavers' destinations

This year our leavers are taking up places at a number of top independent and state schools including Highgate School, Christ’s Hospital School, Alleyn’s School, Woodhouse College, Royal Russell School, Harrodian School, Ashbourne College, The Brit, Esher College, Graveney School and Harris Westminster amongst others.

In previous years our leavers have moved on to Dulwich College, University College School Hampstead, Francis Holland School, James Allen's Girls' School, Latymer Upper School, Kings College School Wimbledon, Tiffin Boys’ School, City of London Boys’ School, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, St Benedict’s School, Gordonstoun College, Parmiter’s School, Emanuel School, Harris Westminster Sixth Form and many other excellent schools and sixth forms. Some of our talented creative students have gone on to study for a career in the performing arts at The Brit School, Performance Preparation Academy and Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre.

We also love hearing from our graduates and learning how Thames has helped to shape their future careers and lives. Past pupils have gone on to study for degrees at King's College London, Queen Mary, University of London, London College of Communication and Bristol, Sheffield, Southampton and Bath Universities and many others.


Support for Leavers

Our small size enables us to develop a good rapport with each of our pupils and continue our support for leavers going forward. At the beginning of Year 11, every pupil has a one to one session with a professional careers advisor which is also attended by parents. Pupils are closely supported during the sixth form application process. Once they have their results we are more than happy to assist them in making their final college choices and ensuring that each takes the best possible future educational route they can.