UCAS - School Contextual Information
The Judd School is a selective school in Tonbridge, Kent. It is a boys’ school with a mixed Sixth Form. The school is in an affluent area of West Kent and most families have a history of university attendance. The school has 1,147 students on roll.
Entry in Y7
Students gain entry through the Kent 11 plus – applications are ranked according to score. The school now has a catchment area (West Kent) and also admits a further 20 high scoring students from further afield.
Performance at GCSE
Judd students perform at an exceptional level at GCSE. Some key highlights include:
- In recent years over 90% of the students have achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A grade or better.
- The majority of all grades are A*,9 or 8 for the last four years.
- Around 30% of Y11 gain GCSEs that are all A grades or better.
Students in year 11 are entered for 10 GCSEs, IGCSEs or Level 2 certificates and the most able mathematicians also take the Free Standing Maths Qualification (FSMQ) or the Further Mathematics GCSE.
The Sixth Form
The Sixth Form has roughly 340 students. Almost all of our Y11 students satisfy the entry requirements to return to Year 12, around 85% remain in the school and they are joined by over 60 students from other schools (boys and girls) – entry is competitive with many travelling long distances (up to 30 miles).
Students must achieve the equivalent of 5As and 5B grades or better at GCSE to enter the Sixth Form. As can be seen from the GCSE results, the majority of the entry to the Sixth Form is at a much higher level.
Students are expected to study 4 subjects in Year 12, with approximately 40% continuing with 4 in Year 13; some Double Mathematicians take 5 subjects. All students have the opportunity to study for an Extended Project, with the most able students encouraged to do so. The school does not enter students for AS qualifications in reformed A level subjects.
Maths and Sciences are very popular at A Level. Together they make up around 60% of the A Level entries in the school.
Performance at A Level is strong. In recent years 25% of A Level entries have been A* and over 85% of entries have been B grades or better.
Almost all of the Sixth Form progress to Higher Education and students are keen to make highly ambitious applications. Typically, 20 students receive offers from Oxford and Cambridge each year, and the majority gain places in selective courses at prestigious universities.