Examinations and Performance Statistics

A Level Results 2021

There was a great deal to celebrate amongst the Sheldon A level student community and, following a very challenging period of 18 months or so, a large number of them are moving on with some tremendous results. Amongst these are four students, Jacob Lawrence, Daniel Nixon, Ed Opie and Maddie Moor who will be going to Oxford and Cambridge Universities to study History and Politics, Materials Science, Geography and French and Linguistics. Additionally, Kirsty Wang will be studying Medicine with a whole host more off to begin prestigious courses. In all, 22 achieved a clean sweep of A*/A/Dist* grades.

Headteacher, Neil Spurdell, commented, “Because of the way grades have been awarded this year, it would be inappropriate to comment on school headline figures, although for the record, they are very healthy. Even in normal times, it should be the students who are front and centre on results day and today is no different. We are incredibly proud of how they have acquitted themselves over the past year or so, by the way they have remained positive and committed, and by how hard they have worked. There are a range of results that represent amazing progress for students and which enable them to go on to the employment and apprenticeships they have applied for, as well as to university. All of their results are thoroughly deserved and we wish them every success in their futures.”

GCSE Results 2021 

Following the A Level results on Tuesday, there was more cheer at Sheldon School this morning following the publication of the GCSE results. Amongst the top performers were: James Harriman, Alex Gibbons, Aidan Bloomer, Ben Sinkins, Helen Turnbull, Honor Mayhew, Joseph Cox, Reuben Sander, Carmen Hurcum, Holly Coxon and Bailey Briggs all achieving at least 5 grade 9s. In total, over 50 students achieved 5 grade 7s or higher.

Headteacher, Neil Spurdell, commented, “As with the A Level results on Tuesday, it wouldn’t be right to discuss school headline figures, even though we are very happy with them. This is a day for the students and after the year or so they have had, they deserve the very good results they have taken away with them. A large proportion will be staying on into our Sixth Form and we will look forward to them re-joining us in a couple of weeks, alongside a good number who will be coming from elsewhere.”


(these are not current but will be updated as soon as the data is available)

From January 2017 schools have been required to report specific statistics once they have been finalised. For examinations in 2018/19 they were as follows:

Key Stage 4

Progress 8 score: -0.13

Attainment 8 score:   49.9

Percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4 = 51% and the percentage achieving a standard pass (grade 4 and above) = 72.2%

Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) = 30.3%, calculated using students who have scored grades 5 and above in English, maths, a modern foreign language, history or geography, and two grade 5s or above within science (including computer science).

Percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil destinations) = 98.6% in 2017. This figure will be updated when the data becomes available. 

Key Stage 5

The progress students in your college have made compared with students

across the country: +0.1

The average grade that students in your college get at KS5: C

Further guidance on Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores can be found below P8 FACTSHEET.

To see our performance on the DfE site please click here.