Sheldon students were once again celebrating some exceptional results in this year’s A Levels.
9.5% of the entries resulted in the very top grade A* and one quarter of all entries were graded A or higher. 54% of all grades were B or above, another very pleasing statistic.
Top performers were Shaun Andrews and Sophie Trott who both secured 4 A* grades (Shaun also gained a grade A in his fifth subject and he is off to study Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University). Kieran Pidgeon achieved 5 A*/A grades and Jessica Law achieved 4 A*/A grades. An impressive total of 21 students achieved 3 or more A grades, including Alice Trott who gained 3 A*, with 42 students achieving 2 or more A grades.
Jessica is now off to study Medicine at Imperial College, London; Kieran Aeronautics at Southampton. Added to that, there are two studying Veterinary degrees, one going to Dentistry and two to Oxford University – Sophie Trott and Jennifer Davidson – both to study Chemistry.
We are delighted with the results this year. In total, 40% of the students (71) 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. This year group were a hardworking lot and they thoroughly deserve the success that has come their way.
Further information about the 2015 exam results will be published soon.

There were some excellent performances in this year’s GCSE examinations from Sheldon students, top performers being:

  • Joseph Tedds                                               11A* 2A
  • Marsha Burgess-Omelchenko                    10A* 3A
  • Geniya Burgess-Omelchenko                      10A* 3A
  • Rebecca Barton                                             9A* 3A
  • Puruvi Raparel                                                9A* 2A
  • Louise Humphries                                          6A* 5A
  • Alice Tedds                                                     6A* 5A

An impressive 80% of all entries were grade C and above, with healthy showings in English (76%), maths (72%) and science (91%), supported by strong results in the options subjects.  59% of all students achieved at least one grade A and 22% 5 or more A/A* grades.  The EBacc figure of 33% is once again extremely encouraging.

The average points score for each student has improved on 2014 and last year the school was delighted with its value added figure of 1013.  Indications are that this will improve further for 2015 when the results are finally validated.  The headline figure of 63% 5 A*-C including English and maths is a solid return and the government’s new Progress 8 figure is again positive. 


  1. A level results 2015
  2. GCSE results 2015