Exam Results

2018 - VERY GOOD A LEVEL RESULTS AT SHELDON

Once again, Sheldon A Level students are celebrating very good results.  One of the largest cohorts completing two years of A Level study at the school (177) saw half achieving grade B or above and three quarters A*-C.

Top of the achievers’ list was Holly Faulkner who gained four straight A* grades.  She is now off to study English at Cambridge University. Holly is joined by Phoebe Hardingham studying Human, Social and Political Sciences and Becky Strain who is studying Biological Sciences at Oxford.  Ulas Akkus also achieved four grade As and is one of 16 students who gained at least 3 grade As: 

Ulas Akkus                           A*AAA                 Taking gap year

Ewan Dagg                          A*AA                    Edinburgh University – Mathematics and Physics

Jack Dobie                           A*AA                    Newcastle University – Politics

Anya Gilliam                       A*A*A                  Warwick University – Philosophy

Libby Langford                   A*AA                   UCL – Natural Sciences

Josephine McFarlane        A*A*A                  Kings, London – International Management

Kate Mullarkey                   A*AA                   Glasgow University – Biochemistry

Maddy Shepherd               AAA                     Taking gap year

Anna Sheppard                 A*AA                    Durham University – History

Oliver Sheppard                A*AA                   Taking gap year

Meg Watts                         A*AA                    UEA – English Literature and Creative Writing

Ellie Webber                      AAA                      University of York – Psychology

Emily Willcox                     AAA                      University of Bristol – Law

A further 19 achieved at least two grade As, with 90% of all students leaving with 3 or more A Levels.  97% of all students secured passes in two or more A Levels.

We are a fully inclusive sixth form and we are delighted by the results of students of all abilities, not just the obvious ones who have a string of A and A* grades.  Our retention rate throughout the two years is extremely impressive and the students’ hard work has been amply rewarded, which will set them on their various career paths towards university, apprenticeships and the world of work.

 

VERY STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM GCSE STUDENTS AT SHELDON

There was much to celebrate following some excellent GCSE results in 2018.  79% of all entries were graded 4 and above (the new benchmark for a standard pass) with 72% of all students securing a grade 4 or higher in both English and maths. 

At the top end of the spectrum, 30% of students achieved a grade 7 (old grade A) or higher in English and 25% the same in maths, contributing to one quarter of results being at grade 7 and above.  A hugely impressive 13% achieved the very highest grades of 8 or 9 (old A*) across all subjects.

58 students achieved five or more grade 7s and 17 students achieved ten or more.  The top performers were as follows:

 

9

8

7

A*

A

Total A*/A

9-7

Juliet Myers

7

3

 

 

2

12

Naomi Strong

6

4

 

1

 

11

Ben Tedds

7

3

 

1

 

11

James Reynolds

7

 

2

1

1

11

Hannah Warbey

6

3

 

1

 

10

Freddie Peach

5

3

1

 

1

10

Tahmin Ahmed

6

2

2

 

 

10

Amy Hart

4

4

2

 

 

10

Aoife Davies

4

4

1

 

 

9

Emily Williams

3

5

1

1

1

11

Matthew Scott

3

5

2

 

 

10

Georga Pocock

3

5

 

 

 

8

Sameer Mahmood

3

2

2

2

1

10

Tasmia Islam

2

5

 

2

1

10

Libby Taylor

2

5

1

1

1

10

Jess Viloria

2

4

2

1

1

10

Anna Goodhall

1

3

6

 

2

12

Josie Beever

 

8

2

 

 

10

Maisie Holcombe

 

4

4

 

2

10

With comprehensive changes to the curriculum, including greatly increased content for all GCSEs, it is not sensible to compare statistics against previous years, but the students can be absolutely thrilled with their achievements.  Well over 50% achieved at least one grade 7 or A from their subjects and we look forward to seeing a large number back in our sixth form in September.  The students worked very hard and were extremely well-supported by our committed staff, which has seen some incredibly positive outcomes.

 

DfE PERFORMANCE MEASURES 

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.

SUMMER 2019

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