On the strength of the recent results, 80% of pupils who applied to university secured their first-choice university.


This figure is in-line with our five-year average. A further 13% secured their insurance choice, and the remainder successfully secured places through the Clearing process. These universities included University College London, Exeter University, Edinburgh University, St. Andrews and the University of Manchester.

* Data for previous years is available on request



Windermere School’s Class of 2020 secured the best ever result for the second time in the Core. The Core is made up of three required components that aim to broaden pupils’ educational experience and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The Extended Essay is a mini dissertation and is excellent preparation for higher education; Theory of Knowledge is a philosophical course in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service allows students to take part in a range of experiences and do what they feel passionate about. The Core is unique to the Diploma Programme and is particularly attractive to universities. 

These are highly recognised components have often secured our students’ offers. This year, our mean Core score was 1.97 (out of 3), exceeding the world average in 2018 by 0.75 points.



Mean point score31.833.635.133.733.734.5
Mean grade above world average1.
Mean grade per examination session5.035.55.515.535.535.43
Mean grade above world average0.330.680.70.560.760.35
Pass rate (%) per examination session86.70100.0096.9096.3010094.70
% above world average5.9020.6718.4718.1422.179.52
% of Bilingual Diplomas38.5041.9032.0033.3326.5028.90
% above world average15.4619.289.3810.512.743.03
Highest score per examination session434344434345
Mean additional points per examination session1.631.391.971.591.881.97
Additional points above world average0.270.100.690.37
Mean BTEC UCAS Tariff points
Number of Students --49108
Mean tariff points--889510294


University/CompanyUniversity Course/Apprenticeship
University of St AndrewsPsychology
Cardiff UniversityModern Languages and Translation
Cardiff UniversityPsychology with Professional Placement
Loughborough UniversityPsychology with Criminology (with placement year)
University of ExeterGeography
University of SheffieldQuantitative Social Sciences
The University of EdinburghEnglish Literature
University of St Andrews Global Online Year One
University of GlasgowGeography/Social & Public Policy (SocSci)
University of BrightonBiological Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year
King's College London, University of LondonGlobal Health and Social Medicine
University of ChesterInternational Business Management (with Professional Placement Year)
University of ManchesterPsychology
Lancaster UniversityManagement and Information Technology
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness with Management
Keele UniversityHistory
Royal Holloway, University of LondonManagement with International Business (Year in Business)
University Academy 92 (UA92)Business Studies
University of BrightonBiological Sciences
University of SussexMedia Production
Lancaster UniversityLaw with Criminology
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness Management
Lancaster UniversityHuman Geography
Northumbria University, NewcastleBusiness Management
University of CumbriaNursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing
University of St AndrewsBiology
Kent and Medway Medical SchoolMedicine
UCL, London UniversityBiological Sciences
Lancaster UniversityBusiness Management (Industry)
University of ExeterEnglish and Drama
Lancaster UniversityBusiness Economics (Industry)
University of HuddersfieldPsychology with Counselling
University of BirminghamChemistry with Business Management
Northumbria University, NewcastleSport Management
University of AberdeenEconomics and Finance


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