Exam Results

Statement following our 2022 GCSE results:

Having celebrated excellent A-Level results last week, the assembly hall at St Aloysius’ College was filled with an exciting buzz as boys opened their GCSE exam results. Cheers went up to acknowledge individual successes including  two boys who each secured ten grade 9’s  and also twelve boys who secured ten grades 7-9.   This Catholic boy’s comprehensive school  in Hornsey Lane, Highgate has once again delivered another excellent set of GCSE results despite the challenges faced due to the pandemic.

The school secured 34% grades 7+ against a national figure of 25% (England-boys and girls) and 85% grades 4+ against a national figure of 73% (England-boys and girls). We await the national figures for boys only.

Headteacher, Paula Whyte, said “ These young men have done us proud. Despite two lockdowns  our GCSE pupils have proved themselves to be highly resilient. They were very focussed  and worked diligently throughout, supported by their teachers and their parents and families. Their hard work has been rewarded with excellent results which are richly deserved.’’

The school secured 79% of English and Maths grades at 4+, 63% of total  grades 5+ and 34% grades 7-9. Standout performances were seen in several subjects. English secured an impressive 78% grade 5+ and 35% grades 7+, French secured a superb 61% grade 7+, Geography secured 52% grades 7+, Chemistry 74% grades 7+, Biology 71% grades 7+, Music 40% grades 7+ and Maths 29% grades 7+.

Students were delighted with their individual results, including Jabir Hussain and Mayan Maheswaran who both secured ten grade 9’s.

Mayan added, ‘The school continued to provide excellent teaching during lockdowns and I felt very well prepared for my GCSE examinations. I will now focus on securing three A* grades at A-Level’. Jabir added, “This school has very high expectations and I was very well supported by excellent teaching and pastoral staff over my five years here. I can’t thank the staff enough for what they have done for me.’

Assistant Headteacher, Ms Garrib, said ‘It is very pleasing to see so many happy young men opening their exam results today. They have shown great resilience and risen above the challenges and uncertainties resulting from the pandemic. It is very pleasing to see so many signing up for our Sixth Form. We look forward to working with these talented young men in the next phase of their education.’

As Headteacher, I am extremely proud of what our pupils, staff and parents have achieved. Our OFSTED Section 5 report (July 2022) recognised that pupils at St Aloysius College work hard and achieve well and that staff have high expectations of all pupils and want the very best for every pupil. These 2022 GCSE results, in addition to our 2022 A-Level results provide further evidence of this.

These results are absolutely first-rate and are yet another step forward on the positive path that this school is now on. They should feel so pleased with what they have achieved.

Prospective parents are  warmly invited to attend our Open evening on Thurs Sept 29th 4.30-7.30pm, our Open Saturday on October 1st 9.00-11.00am and our Open mornings Mon Oct 3rd-Fri Oct 7th, 9.15-10.15am.


Celebrating success

Statement following our 2022 A-Level results:

St Aloysius’ College has delivered another dazzling set of exam results. The Highgate based Catholic all boys school with mixed Sixth Form has triumphed once again as both A-Level and Vocational results have improved significantly since 2019.

The College were joined in their celebrations by Councillor Mechelline Ngngo, Islington Council Executive member for Children, Young People and Families, and Jon Abbey, Corporate Director of Children’s Services at Islington Council.

At A-Level, St Aloysius’ College secured 17% A*-A grades, 52% A*-B grades, and 75% A*-C grades, while in vocational subjects 82% of students achieved D*D*D* or DDD, placing the school among the top post-16 providers in the borough.

Headteacher, Paula Whyte, said, “Today is another great day for the school. I am absolutely delighted for our students, they gave everything in these exams and represented our superb Sixth Form with the utmost commitment and professionalism. These results are absolutely first-rate and they should feel so pleased with what they have achieved.”

“These results are yet another step forward on the positive path that this school is now on. Our ‘Good’ OFSTED Section 5 report (July 2022) recognised that pupils at St Aloysius College work hard and achieve well and that staff have high expectations of all pupils and want the very best for every pupil. These 2022 results provide further evidence of this.”

“There are a lot of people who deserve to share in the success of these results, for this couldn’t have happened without the strength of community we enjoy at St Aloysius’. I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to students, staff, governors and partners; to everyone who devotes so much to our school.”

Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher, Ms Pabila, added, “These results have allowed for impressive student destinations, with 32% of students entering Russell Group Universities, as it currently stands. What a breathtaking performance. I feel immensely proud of this group of young men and women. The step up from GCSEs to Post-16 study is always an adjustment, but from their first day they have taken each new challenge in their stride. Over the last two years I have got to know this group of outstanding individuals. Their infectious enthusiasm, humour and personalities will be missed around the school and we wish them every success in all their future endeavours.”

Ms Whyte celebrating with one of our top achievers

St Aloysius was awarded “Good” by OFSTED in June 2022.

Performance Measures (These Performance Measures are not most current) 

Our 2019 Performance Measures show both significant progress, and that we are above in every category compared to the average across Islington.

Key Stage 4


St Aloysius' College


St Aloysius' College


St Aloysius' College



2022 Average

Progress 8

+ 0.07




English Progress   0.37 0.54 0.18
Maths Progress   0.33 0.11 0.13

Attainment 8





Percentage Achieving Grade 5 or

Above in English and Maths





Percentage Entering the English Baccalaureate





English Baccalaureate Average Point Score





Retention (%)




The % of pupils of students staying in education

 or going into employment after KS4 (pupil destinations)

  96% 95%  


Click here to be directed to St Aloysius' Performance Table page.

Key Stage 5


St Aloysius' College (16-18)


St Aloysius' College (16-18)


St Aloysius' College (16-18)


St Aloysius' College (16-18)




N/A* N/A* N/A*



N/A* C+ C+

English Progress


N/A* N/A* N/A*

Maths Progress

0.69 N/A* N/A* N/A*


80% 90.3%    

* Not validated due to Co-Vid centre assessed grades in 2020 & 2021 

Latest Destinations Data KS5

Students who either stayed in education or went into employment or stayed in an apprenticeship 


Students staying in education


Students entering apprenticeships


Students entering employment 


Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study


Click here to view our latest performance tables for 16 to 18.