Once again, Sheldon A Level students are celebrating very good results.  7% of the large 171 cohort achieved A* grades, one quarter A/A* and over half attained grade B or above.  41% of the students securing at least one grade A amongst their A Levels – a tremendous number.

Top of the achievers’ list was Joe Tedds who amassed a staggering six A* grades.  He is now off to study Mathematics at Cambridge University.  He is one of four Oxbridge students – Rebecca Barton with 3 grade As is studying Classics and English at Oxford; Jamie Wigley with 1 A* and 2 As is studying Archaeology at Cambridge and Freddie Redding who gained 3 A* in 2016 is also going to Cambridge to study Music after applying during his gap year.

In all, 14 students gained at least 3 grade As and are off to some prestigious destinations:

Laura Hazeltine                                 A*A*A*A           Durham, Mathematics

Rebecca Stevens                              A*A*A*A            Bristol, Chemistry with Industrial Experience

Adam Warbey                                   A*A*A*A            Bristol, Mathematics and Physics

Jaydah Blake                                      A*A*A                Nottingham, Management

Beth Shapcott                                   A*AAA                Harper Adams, Food Technology and Product Development

Madison Bartley                               A*AA                  Southampton, Neuroscience

Geniya Burgess-Omelchenko       A*AAB                Durham, Liberal Arts

Kieran Stoker                                  A*AA                   Kings College London, Physics with Theoretical Physics

Morgan Summerfield                     A*AA                    KPMG Apprenticeship

Emily Houghton                              AAA                       Exeter, Business and Management

Fin McCarron                                  AAA                       Glasgow, History and Politics

There have been a number of changes to the A Level specifications leading up to the examinations in 2017, including the way students are being tested, and this has been an uncertain time for staff and students up and down the country.  However, the results have come in above our predictions, which is testament to the hard work of the students as well as the excellent teaching and strong support from home.  We are delighted that we have four students going to Oxford or Cambridge, but in this more rigorous A Level regime, to see 98% of our students go away with at least two A Levels is also very pleasing to see.



There were some stunning individual performances from Year 11 students at Sheldon with 26 students achieving 10 or more A*/A grades or, under the new grading system for English and maths, grades 9/8 or 7. 

Top performer was Poppy Jabelman with a straight 13 A* or equivalent in the GCSE subjects that she took.  Also reaching double figures of A*s were Molly Ghinn (11A*1A), Louis Austin (10A*3A) and Zahra Callahan (10A*2A). 

In all, 21 students achieved the significant total of at least 5 A* grades – Safiya Mahmood, Mahjabin Ahmed and Joe Brickell with nine; Poppy Daly, Samir Jiwa and Imogen Steele with eight; Aidan Hancock and Hannah White with seven; Sophie Truman, Alice Bennett, Sanna Seager, Pema Gyaba and Max Storer with six; George Cooper, Dominic Ward, Matthew Taylor and Ahmed Rahman with 5.  Impressively, 54% of the 274 students managed to gain at least one grade A in their results.

The school’s headline figures saw 70% of its students achieve grade 4 or above in both English and maths (equivalent to the old grade C) and 32% the English Baccalaureate. 

With the changes to the curriculum in English and maths, we were very pleased to see English at 80% and maths at 78% grades 4 and above.  These were once again really well-supported by excellent results in our options subjects.  There were lots of fantastic performances from the youngsters and we were pleased to see a quarter of the grades being A or A*.  The hard work of the staff, as well as the support from home and the commitment of the youngsters themselves has led to another strong set of results.  The students can be really proud of their achievements.


From January 2017 schools have been required to report specific statistics once they have been finalised. For examinations in 2016 they were as follows:

Key Stage 4

Progress 8 score     +0.21

Attainment 8 score   54.6

Key Stage 5

The progress students in your college have made compared with students

across the country                                                                                                             +0.08

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

The progress students in your college have made in English and maths         English +1.0  

                                                                                                                                       Maths +0.5  

Retention (this is the proportion of students who get to the end of the main

programme of study that they enrolled on at your college)                                             89%

Destinations (this is the percentage of students who continue in education

or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study)                            92%

Further guidance on Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores can be found here.

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


Please see the Examinations page for information about collection of results in August.