Results and Scholarships

After receiving their Common Entrance Examination results, our Year 8 pupils move on to a wide range of leading senior schools, often with a scholarship and entrance award.

Common Entrance Examination Results

Every year our pupils sit the Common Entrance Examination for entrance to their senior schools.

Exeter Cathedral School public exam results 2019 (2018)
Grade awarded: Cumulative % of papers:
A-A* 49% (51%)
B 81% (70%)
C 97% (95%)
D 100% (100%)


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 2019, 26 scholarships and prizes were awarded to our Year 8 pupils, 22 were formally accepted:

Scholarships, Exhibitions and Awards 2019
Music and Choral 7
Academic 2
Sport 5
Drama/Performing Arts 2
Art & Design 3
All-Rounder / HM’s Award 3


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, and are proud of our track-record of securing places for our Year 8 pupils at their destination school of choice. In 2019, 81% of pupils who sat for senior school scholarship examinations were successful in achieving an award:

Recent Leavers’ Destinations
Blundell’s School
Clifton College
Exeter School
King’s College, Taunton
Marlborough College
The Maynard School
Queen’s College, Taunton
Sherborne School
Stover School
Taunton School
Truro School
Wellington School
Wells’ Cathedral School