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Results and University Entry

The New School Rome is one of the best performing schools in Europe for exam results.

By the Numbers - 2023


of students achieved A* or A Grades at A-Level compared to 27% in the UK


of GCSE students achieved a grade A* or A (8) compared to 23% in the UK


of grades achieved at GCSE were A* - C


Pass rate at A-Level and GCSE


of GCSE students secured qualifications required for higher education


of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)


of A-Level students achieved access to further education


rating on international school advisor

Academic Year 2022-2023

Congratulations to our outstanding Year 13 students on their recent A-Level results! We are thrilled to announce that once again we have a 100% pass rate! An impressive 85% of all grades achieved were within the A*- B range, while an extraordinary 60% were A*- A grades. Notably, over 60% of our students earned at least one coveted A* grade, a testament to their dedication and hard work over the past two years. We wish them all the best for the next stage of their education at universities in the UK, EU and beyond.

In 2021 New School Rome students scored the best exam results of any school in Italy.  81% of grades were A*/A at GCSE with 99% of grades A*-C. At  A-level, 71% of grades were A*/A, 94% A*-B and 100% of A Level grades were A*-C.

The school has expertise and experience in helping students obtain places at the world’s best universities including Oxford, St Andrews, Cambridge, Luiss and Bocconi in Italy and MIT in America. 

“The great thing about A-levels is that students can focus on the 3-4 subjects they are really interested in. For more breadth, they can add in the EPQ qualification and the International Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or the Italian ‘corso integrativo’ for entrance to Italian universities or to delve more deeply into Italian culture.

Students are taught in groups of about 3 to 7 students, so they get plenty of opportunities to question and discuss everything.

With 5 hours of directed contact time per subject per week, teachers get to know their students and their strengths and weaknesses very well, and we love it when students pop in for extra help during their study periods.”

- Lucy Michaels, Maths Teacher

Experience & Expertise

The senior school teachers at The New School Rome have a vast experience* of A-level teaching, but can also help support students with extra IGCSEs, SATs, English Language qualifications, etc which might be needed for entry to higher education institutions all over the world. 

Students can choose combinations of subjects at ‘AS’ and ‘A’ level from:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Art

At the end of the AS or A-level courses, students receive a grade in each subject up to A*. Universities make offers which usually depend on final grades. 

“I felt totally supported throughout the university application process; whenever I had a question, I felt like Ruth really knew what she was doing as she helped me navigate the UCAS application system.”

- David, Year 13 student