A highly selective state school has come top of the rankings for its A-level grades, The Telegraph reports.
King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS), a mixed specialist maths college for pupils aged 16 to 19, achieved an average A-level grade of A* per entry.
KCLMS and Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, a boys’ grammar school, are the only two state-funded schools in the top ten for their A-level results in 2022.
KCLMS, based in Lambeth, opened in 2014 and only admits pupils with the highest grades in maths and sciences. Pupils must gain a grade eight or nine in maths GCSE, and a grade seven to nine in GCSE physics, or two grade sevens or above for Combined Sciences, to gain entry to the school.
In 2022, the school outperformed both St Paul’s Girls’ School, ranked second, and St Paul’s School.
The school’s headteacher, Dan Abramson, was awarded an OBE for services to education in the New Year’s Honours List.