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After ECS

Aged 13, at the end of Year 8, our pupils move on to a wide range of leading senior schools.

Scholarships and Awards

We are proud of our outstanding track record of scholarships.  Our Head of Scholarships & Enrichment provides guidance and preparation for those wishing to pursue a scholarship to senior school, and our Senior Enrichment Programme offers dedicated curriculum time for the discovery of passions, the honing of skills, and preparation for scholarship tests and interview days.

In 2018, 47 scholarships and prizes were awarded to our Year 8 pupils:

Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards 2018
Music and Choral 24
Academic 8
Sport 5
Drama/Performing Arts 5
Art & Design 3
All-Rounder / HM’s Award 2


Common Entrance Examinations Results

Below are our most recent Common Entrance exam results:

Exeter Cathedral School public exam results 2018 (2017)
Grade awarded: Cumulative % of papers:
A-A* 51% (30%)
B 79% (65%)
C 95% (93%)
D 100% (100%)


Destinations of Leavers (Senior Schools)

We work alongside families to help our senior pupils discover the right school for them. We support those who wish to transfer to the maintained sector and those moving on to one of the country’s leading independent/public schools, whether as a day pupil or as a boarder.  In 2018, 88% of pupils who sat for senior school scholarship examinations were successful in achieving an award.

Recent Leavers’ Destinations
Blundell’s
Downside School
Exeter School
Isca College
King’s College, Taunton
Queen’s College, Taunton
Marlborough College
Sherborne
St David’s College
St Luke’s College
The Maynard
Taunton School
Wellington School
Wells Cathedral School