A-Level Performance

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017

Students in 2022 returned to undertaking examinations as in a normal year.

The three year T ALPS Score has been maintained at a 2, “outstanding” putting our Sixth Form in the top 10% of all centres in the country as shown on the ALPS thermometer below. Progress measures are projected to be “above the national average”.

Despite challenges from uncertainty following the return to examinations 96% of students have achieved their intended destination, supported by our experienced Sixth Form Team. Of the students who have chosen to study at University, 87% achieved their first choice place, including 21% at Russell Group Universities.

  2022
Value Added Score 0.15
*ALPS (Single Year T Score) 3 (“Excellent”)
ALPS (3 Year T Score) 2 (“Outstanding”)
Progress against National Average Above (against 2019 data)
Average Point Score per A-Level Entry 38.02 (B-)
% Pass Rate 99.8
% A* AB Grades 58.4
% A* ABC Grades 85.2
English Progress (Entering Without C/4) All students entered with at least a 4 in English
Maths Progress (Entering Without C/4) All students entered with at least a 4 in Maths
Retention (Start-End of A-Levels) 96%
Destinations  
% University Place Secured 65%
% Supported Securing Uni Place (Following Year) 7%
% Gap Year 12%
% Apprenticeships 1.3%
% College 1.3%
% Employment 14%
% Overall Intended Destination 96%

*ALPS – (2) Outstanding (4) Very Good

Following the cancellation of the A-level examinations, students received results based on Teacher Assessed Grades. These were award following internal Summer Assessments and moderated in line with the Ofqual guidelines.

The overall ALPS score for the year group was a 1, or “Outstanding” and in line with previous years.

Despite the challenges resulting from the uncertainty and changes in policy by the Department for Education and Ofqual, 89% of students achieved their first choice university places. 97% of students achieved their intended destinations, supported by our experienced and proactive Sixth Form team and our Careers Advisor.

Qualification Name % A* – B % A* – C % A* – E Students
A-Level Art & Design 100 100 100 12
A-Level Art Graphics 100 100 100 20
A-Level Art Photography 93 100 100 15
A-Level Biology 41 55 100 22
A-Level Business 62 86 100 29
A-Level Chemistry 42 58 100 12
A-Level Drama 67 100 100 6
A-Level Economics 67 93 100 15
A-Level English Literature 50 79 100 14
A-Level Geography 55 85 100 20
A-Level German 100 100 100 1
A-Level History 67 91 100 21
A-Level Maths 62 100 100 21
A-Level Maths Further 100 100 100 7
A-Level Media Studies 71 100 100 24
A-Level PE 70 90 100 10
A-Level Physics 77 85 100 13
A-Level Product Design 50 88 100 8
A-Level Psychology 73 93 100 40
A-Level RS 68 92 100 25
A-Level Sociology 44 57 96 23
         
EPQ 100 100 100 2.4
L3 LIBF Finance Diploma 69 100 100 16
         
Distinction/Merit/Pass % D* – D % D* – M % D* – P Students
L3 Applied Science Diploma 0 64 100 11
L3 Food & Nutrition 60 100 100 5
L3 Music Extended Certificate 73 91 100 11

Following the cancellation of the A-level examinations, students received results based on either the Centre Adjusted Grades or the Ofqual algorithm (whichever was higher).

The overall ALPS score for the year group was a 2, or “Outstanding” and in line with previous years.

Despite the challenges resulting from the uncertainty and changes in policy by the Department for Education and Ofqual, 83% of students achieved their first choice university places.  97% of students achieved their intended destinations, supported by our experienced and proactive Sixth Form team and our Careers Advisor.

  2019
Value Added Score 0.07
*ALPS (Single Year T Score) 4
ALPS (3 Year T Score) 2 (top 15%)
Progress against National Average In Line
Average Point Score per A-Level Entry 31.35 (C)
% Pass Rate 99.4
% A* Grades 2.1
% A* A Grades 11.2
% A* AB Grades 44.0
% A* ABC Grades 76.1
English Progress (Entering Without C/4) 2 of 2 (100% Pass)
Maths Progress (Entering Without C/4) 2 of 6 (33% Pass)
Retention (Start-End of A-Levels) 88%
Destinations  
% University Place Secured 63%
% Supported Securing Uni Place (Following Year) +10%
% Gap Year 20%
% Apprenticeships 3%
% College 2%
% Employment 11%
% Overall Intended Destination 97%

*ALPS – (2) Outstanding (4) Very Good

  2018
Value Added Score 0.21
*ALPS (Single Year T Score) 2
ALPS (3 Year T Score) 2 (top 2%)
Progress against National Average Above
Average Point Score per A-Level Entry 34.81 (C+)
% Pass Rate 99.7
% A* Grades 8.4
% A* A Grades 27.6
% A* AB Grades 58.2
% A* ABC Grades 86.1
English Progress (Entering Without C/4) 1 of 2 (50% Pass)
Maths Progress (Entering Without C/4) 3 of 8 (38% Pass)
Retention (Start-End of A-Levels) 81%
Destinations  
% University Place Secured 69%
% Supported Securing Uni Place (Following Year) (+4%)
% Gap Year 19%
% Apprenticeships 2%
% College 3%
% Employment 10%
% Overall Intended Destination 98%

*ALPS – (2) Outstanding (4) Very Good

  2017
Value Added Score 0.21
*ALPS (Single Year T Score) 2
ALPS (3 Year T Score) 3 (top 10%)
Progress against National Average Above
Average Point Score per A-Level Entry 33.97 (C+)
% Pass Rate 99.4
% A* Grades 7.8
% A* A Grades 24.8
% A* AB Grades 55.8
% A* ABC Grades 82.2
English Progress (Entering Without C/4) 1 of 1 (100% Pass)
Maths Progress (Entering Without C/4) 3 of 3 (100% Pass)
Retention (Start-End of A-Levels) 89%
Destinations  
% University Place Secured 67%
% Supported Securing Uni Place (Following Year) (+4%)
% Gap Year 19%
% Apprenticeships 9%
% College 0%
% Employment 5%
% Overall Intended Destination 96%

*ALPS – (2) Outstanding (4) Very Good

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