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Results and Destinations

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A Level 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges faced by students this year, Sutton Valence School was delighted to announce another excellent set of A Level results. In 2020, 70% of all grades achieved by our students were A* to B, with a flawless pass rate of 100%. Over one in four of the 2020 cohort of students achieved three or more A* and A grades.

Once again, 100% of our students who completed the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) passed, with 91% achieving A* to A grades. Recognised by universities as providing students with essential skills, the EPQ is a self-motivated project that requires detailed planning and independent research and aids students to stand out in the UCAS application process.

GCSE 2020

This year's GCSE candidates also faced an incredible number of challenges, but despite this, Sutton Valence Fifth Form pupils once more celebrated a superb set of results. With almost 50% of GCSE's graded 9 to 7, this year's performance was even more impressive than last year's already excellent level of achievement. The percentage of coveted grades 8 and 9 gained by pupils at the School, increased again this year - 2020 saw 28% of our GCSE grades awarded at the very highest level; 8% more than in 2019.

Of the 90 pupils in the year group, 29% of this talented cohort achieved four or more grades 8 or 9 (formerly A* grade), with five students each gaining ten or more A* equivalent grades across a wide range of subjects.

GCE A Level 2020


Overall pass rate



% A* - C Grades


% A* - B Grades


% A* - A Grades


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


Number of Upper Sixth candidates


GCSE 2020

Overall pass rate



% 9 - 6 Grades


% 9 - 7 Grades


% 9 - 8 Grades


Number of Fifth Form candidates



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.  

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 2020

Out of a cohort of 82 pupils, 72 Sutton Valence pupils gained places at university this year. Fifty-four successfully achieved their first choice and eleven their second choice. Thirty one of our pupils have accepted places at Russell Group universities such as Durham, Exeter, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool, Bristol, Warwick and York. One pupil successfully gained a place on the highly competitive course of Veterinary Science at Cambridge and another  has gained a place at the University of Ohio, USA. Oxford Brookes remains a popular choice for Sutton Valence students with eight accepting places there this year.

The choice of university courses has been as varied as ever. Over recent years, our students have gone on to study a very wide range of subjects at university, including Civil Engineering, Linguistics, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Aerospace Engineering, Equine Studies, Biochemistry, Software Engineering, Business Management, Psychology, Nursing, Geography, Music, International Development, Law, Mathematics, Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences, English, Real Estate, Photography, Physics, Economics, Fashion Buying and Branding, Rural Land Management, Sport, Food Science, Business IT, Criminology, Fine Art, Liberal Arts, Journalism, Media, Philosophy and Spanish.

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