Results and Destinations

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

A Level 2021

Despite the unprecedented challenges faced by students this year, Sutton Valence School was delighted to announce another excellent set of A Level results. In 2021, 72 per cent of all grades achieved by our students were A* to B, with a flawless pass rate of 100 per cent. Over one in four of the 2021 cohort of students achieved three or more A* and A grades.

Once again, 100 per cent of our students who completed the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) passed, with 81 per cent 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.

Overall pass rate100%
% A* - C Grades 92%
% A* - B Grades 73%
% A* - A Grades 50%
% of candidates with three or more A* and A grades 27%
Number of Upper Sixth candidates 85

GCSE 2021

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 over 51 per cent of GCSEs graded 9 to 7, the percentage of coveted grades 8 and 9 gained by pupils at the School stood at 31 per cent.

Of the 88 pupils in the year group, 31% of this talented cohort achieved four or more grades 8 or 9 (formerly A* grade), with five students each gaining nine or more A* equivalent grades across a wide range of subjects

Overall pass rate99.7%
% 9 - 6 Grades 75%
% 9 - 7 Grades 52%
% 9 - 8 Grades31%
Number of Fifth Form candidates 88

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 30-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.