Exams and Performance

We are very proud of all of our students for their hard work and dedication throughout their time at Sheldon School and Sheldon Sixth Form.

Our students perform very well academically as well as contribute to school life through their participation in clubs, sports and performing arts programmes. We look forward to seeing where our students will go in their future and we are confident that with a strong foundation built at Sheldon, they will achieve wonderful things. Thank you to all the staff, parents and members of the Sheldon community that helped support our students through their exams.

Department for Education Performance Measures

Note from the Department of Education: Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.

School and college performance data for the 2022/2023 academic year should be used with caution. In 2022/23, qualifications returned to pre-pandemic standards. Performance measures that are based on qualification results will reflect this, and cannot be directly compared to measures from 2021/2022.

There are ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected individual schools, colleges and pupils differently.

KS4 Results (end of Secondary School)


KS4 Performance Statistics
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSE
42% 51% 45.9%
Progress 8 Score
-0.26 -0.17 -0.06
Attainment 8 Score
44.8 50.1 49.1
Entering English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)
28% 24% 53%
EBacc Average Point Score
3.85 4.29 4.39
Percentage of pupils staying in education or going into employment after KS4
96% 95% 96%

Key Stage 5 (16-18)

Due to the way that grades were awarded during the COVID-19 pandemic, qualification results achieved between January 2020 and August 2021, by students included in this year’s measures, are not included in the calculations. The Department for Education has not produced progress measures at 16-18 this year as it would need to use grades achieved between January 2020 and August 2021 to do this. 16-18 progress measures will return from 2023/24.

A Levels 2022-2023

Average Result: C+ / Points 31.9

Student Destinations

The following is based on students who left Sheldon Sixth Form at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. 82% of students progressed to higher education or training for at least 6 months over the next two years.

  • Higher apprenticeships: 2%
  • Other study at level 4 or 5: 2%
  • Degrees: 78%
    • of which are tip third higher education institutions: 24%
    • of which are Russell Group institutions: 28%
    • of which are Oxford or Cambridge: 1%
University Destinations

Many of our students will continue their education journey by studying at:

• University of Oxford

• University of Warwick 

• Imperial College London

• University of Reading

• Cardiff University

• University of Bath

• Bath Spa University

• University of Exeter

• University of Manchester

• Loughborough University


My favourite teacher was Mr Girvan. It was impossible not to absolutely love English if he taught it. He was just the nicest human being and he never raised his voice at our class once and I had him for years from year 8 to year 12.
Kirsty Wang - Medical student at Bristol University