Academic Achievements

At ISM our aim is to help each one of our pupils to achieve his or her very best. Students at ISM are fully prepared for University in the UK, Spain, the US and many other countries. All studies at ISM are validated with the Spanish Ministry of Education. 

2023 Exam Results

Our students once again surpassed the UK national averages in all areas. 2023 marked a return to a more traditional exam season and grading, following the previous changes to assessment necessitated by the global pandemic. Our students, as always, performed tremendously in their exams. Our IGCSE results at the end of Year 11 were once again excellent, with 46% of grades being awarded the top A*/A grades and our students surpassing international A*-C grades in all subjects Our Year 13 students also performed tremendously with almost three-quarters awarded A*-B grades. All of our Year 13 students have, therefore, once again, been able to enter their universities of choice in the UK, Spain and around the world. We are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Mr. Whickman

Mr. Wickham receiving a plaque to celebrate our fantastic achievement in Cambridge international examinations.

A level

A* or A
A* -B
Pass rate


A* or A
A* or B
A* - C

A level

A* – A 44%

A* – C 72%

Pass rate 98%


A* – A 46%

A* – B 70%

A* – C 95%

University Destinations

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Current UK University Destinations include:

  • University of Bath 
  • University of Edinburgh 
  • Imperial College London 
  • London School of Economics (LSE) 
  • University of London 
  • University College London (UCL) 
  • King’s College London 
  • Queen Mary University, London 
  • Lancaster University 
  • Oxford Brookes 
  • University of Westminster 
  • University of Exeter 
  • University of Portsmouth 
  • Edge Hill, Liverpool 

Current Spanish University Destinations include:

  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid 
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
  • Universidad Francisco de Vitoria 
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid 
  • Universidad Antonio de Nebrija 
  • Universidad de Navarra 
  • CEU Universidad San Pablo 
  • CIS Endicott University 
  • CUNEF Universidad 
  • IE University 
  • ICADE 
  • ICAI 

Outstanding Academic Success

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards are a group of awards issued by Cambridge Assessment International Education to recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world. They include awards for the top mark in the world and the top mark in the country for subjects at IGCSE, AS and A-Level.  ISM has received 76 of these awards since they were first given out in 2009, regularly receiving more awards than any other of the 130 centres in Spain. This year our students have once again been given an amazing thirteen awards, including three for ‘top in the world’!

Cambridge International Education