STRONG GCSE PERFORMANCE AGAIN AT SHELDON
There were some fantastic individual performances from Year 11 students at Sheldon which helped contribute to really strong headline figures for the school overall.
73% of students achieved A*-C in both English and mathematics, with 72% achieving the old measure of 5 A*-C including English and maths. 41% of students achieved the EBacc threshold, which is the school’s highest recorded figure. 55% of students achieved at least one grade A in their GCSEs and very pleasingly, all bar one of the 278 students gained 5 A*-G including English and maths.
20 students achieved an impressive haul of at least 10 A or A* grades, the highest being:
- Annabelle Moore 9A* 3A
- Olivia Hall 7A* 6A
- Phoebe Hardingham 7A* 6A
- Meg Watts 7A* 3A
- Anna Caddell 6A* 7A
- Maddy Shepherd 6A* 6A
- Becky Strain 6A* 5A
- Toby Shirazian 6A* 4A
- Ulas Akkas 5A* 6A
- Jack Dobie 5A* 6A
Sheldon students are once again celebrating some exceptional results in this year’s A Levels.
8% of the entries resulted in the very top grade A*, 54% of all grades are B or above, and 81% of the grades are C and above. Incredibly, of the 564 examination entries only two were U grades, which gives the school an excellent 99.6% pass rate. A record 97% of the 174 students leave with 3 or more A Levels.
Top performers are Ellen Heimpel (4A*, 1A) and Ishmael Akalanne (3A*, 1A). Ellen is now off to Birmingham to study biological sciences whilst Ishmael is heading to Cambridge to study natural sciences. Also scoring 4 A*/A grades are Annabel Brunt (Bath, Pharmacology); Joanna Crook (Keele, Physical Geography); and George Corr (Exeter, History). Three boys, Charles Shaw, Freddie Redding and Harry Vaz achieved 3 A* grades; Charles is off to Oxford to study chemisty, Harry to Queen Mary London to study law and Freddie is having a gap year.
Joining the two Oxbridge students is Gemma Shepherd who is moving to the USA and has a place at the prestigious Yale University, following her 2A* and an A.
In total, 39% of students (67) gained at least one grade A, which is a significant achievement and we are so pleased to see so many of the students heading off to their universities of choice. We are delighted with the performances of students at the top end, but as a fully inclusive comprehensive sixth form we are thrilled with the results of students right across the ability spectrum. The students’ hard work, together with the support from teaching staff and parents, has very much paid off.