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Results and Destinations

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

Against the background of more rigorous linear A Levels, Sutton Valence School is delighted that 14.2% of this year’s results were the coveted A* grade, up from 13.2% last year.  97% of students passed their examinations in a tougher year nationally that saw the School’s broad ability cohort gain some truly impressive grades.

Many of them had also taken the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), with 90% achieving A* - A grades.  Recognised by universities as providing students with skills they look for, the EPQ is a self-motivated project that requires self-discipline and independent research and helps students to stand out in the UCAS application process.

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, Sutton Valence is in the top 2% of schools for adding academic value.

This year, Sutton Valence School celebrates its best ever GCSE results, including a 70% increase in the top A* grades. With 45% of all results at A*-A and 77% at A*-B (the best in five years), these new highs are a reflection of the success currently enjoyed at the School which was recently placed in the top 2% of schools in the country for Value Added.

Twenty percent of pupils achieved four or more A* grades, a remarkable achievement for this broad-ability cohort. High-achieving individuals included: Ellen Crombie who earned 11 A*s; Alex Webb with nine A*s; Olivia Smith and Tiggy Teare who gained seven A*s apiece.

Music continues to be one of the School’s strengths with 75% of pupils achieving a top A* grade. However, the results are tremendous across all subjects and in many, including Biology, Chemistry, English and Physics, more than 60% of all students were awarded A*/A,  setting new records across the School.

GCE A Level
 
 

2017

Overall pass rate

97

   

% A* - C Grades

76

% A* - B Grades

57

% A* - A Grades

27

   

Grammar-equivalent set % of A* - B grades

95

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

25

Number of Upper Sixth candidates

75

   
GCSE
 
   

Overall pass rate

100

   

% A* - C Grades

94

% A* - B Grades

77

% A* - A Grades

45

   

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

25

Number of Fifth Form candidates

76

 

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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