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Results and Destinations

“Our most important responsibility is to unlock every pupil’s academic potential”

Over the past nine years, the number of A* to B grades at A Level has risen by 75%.  This year, an outstanding one in five of our Upper Sixth achieved straight A* or A grades which is a substantial rise in the amount of top A* grades from last year.  In fact, out of our students, 13% achieved the coveted A*, even as national top level grades fall for the fifth year in a row.

Once again, Sutton Valence has proved that it deserves to be in the top 2% of schools nationally for adding academic value for every student with 67% of the year achieving A*-B grades. Despite Ofqual limiting grade inflation by reducing the number of top grades awarded since 2010, our students have outdone themselves with another impressive array of A Level grades.

Students from across the cohort have secured their university choices, with many individuals going to Russell Group institutions or Oxbridge.

In addition to the many individual successes at GCSE, the overall results were excellent, with one in three students achieving five or more A* or A grades. The School prides itself on its broad academic intake and 87% of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades, whereas the national figure is nearer two-thirds.  These results show the School’s capacity to add significant value above individual predictions.  This is the fifth consecutive year that the School has seen GCSEs at a consistently high level and, even as the national average shows significant decline, these achievements are particularly pleasing.

As mentioned above, our pupils’ ability covers the whole range. To enable such a fantastic set of results, at both A Level and GCSE, is testament to the hard work of pupils and staff alike.  We are delighted for and proud of them all.

GCE A Level
   
 

TY

LY

Overall pass rate

99

100

     

% A* - C Grades

87

86

% A* - B Grades

67

70

% A* - A Grades

42

42

     

Grammar-equivalent set % of A* - B grades

97

97

% of candidates with three or more A* and A grades

20

17

% to Russell Group universities

40

44

Number of Upper Sixth candidates

86

64

     
GCSE
   
     

Overall pass rate

100

100

     

% A* - C Grades

91

93

% A* - B Grades

69

70

% A* - A Grades

32

33

     

% of candidates with 7 or more A* and A grades

18

19

Number of Fifth Form candidates

100

73

 

Value Added

On average, our students will gain results at A Level that out-perform their predicted grade on entry to the School by 0.5 of a grade.  As measured by Durham University Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, which has a thirty year history of computing these statistics.  This year Sutton Valence is in the top 2% of schools for adding value (amongst those participating).  That means that children at Sutton Valence do better in their exams than they would do in 90% of other schools, nationally.

Our flexible curriculum gives students in the early years the opportunity to experience a broad range of academic subjects. This helps them to make informed choices when they come to make decisions about GCSE courses.  Class sizes are small, with an overall student:staff ratio of 9:1, which enables our students to benefit from the close guidance and individual attention of their teachers.

University Destinations

 

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