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Examination results

Our entirely bespoke curriculum enables every individual girl to maximise her true potential. We are proud of our students and our teachers for achieving outstanding results year after year. 

A Level Results 2022

With a third of our pupils attaining a full suite of A*/A grades, and over half of all grades at A* or A, our Year 13 will now be able to move on to the prestigious destinations across the UK, with 80% achieving offers from their first choice university, including the following (in alphabetical order):

Bristol, University of the West of England - Drama and Acting
Cardiff University - Law
Goldsmiths, University of London - Design
Kingston University - Product and Furniture Design
Newcastle University - Mechanical Engineering
Northumbria University, Newcastle - Interior Architecture
Queen's University Belfast - Medicine
Royal Veterinary College, University of London - Bioveterinary Sciences
Surrey University - Politics
Swansea University - Accounting and Finance
University of Bath - Management (with Placement)
University of Bristol - Veterinary Science
University of Greenwich - Criminology and Criminal Psychology
University of Leeds - Sustainability and Environmental Management
University of Leicester - Medicine
University of Liverpool - Psychology
University of Manchester - Geography with International Study
University of Manchester - Politics and French
University of Manchester - Politics and Modern History
University of Nottingham - Medicine at Lincoln
University of Portsmouth - Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Southampton - Business Management
University of Strathclyde - Aero-Mechanical Engineering
University of Westminster, London - Digital Media
University of York - Chemistry with a year in York

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Value Added

Our most important examination statistic is for ‘Value Added’. This is the measure of improvement that our pupils make from joining the school in Year 7 to achieving their GCSE results. We admit girls with a wide range of ability to Sutton High School, and we challenge them to achieve their own personal best.

On their first day of Year 7, all pupils (across the country) take a baseline test which uses statistical analysis to predict, based on their ability scores, the results they have the potential to obtain for GCSE. A school’s ‘Value Added’ score is the difference between these initial predictions of potential and the actual results obtained by pupils for GCSE.

At Sutton High this score is 1.5, meaning that, on average, girls here attain 1.5 grades higher, in every subject, than their ability score on entry to our school. As an example, in English Language, our ‘Value Added’ score is 2.0, meaning that a pupil arriving at Sutton High School with a prediction of a 6 in English, is likely to attain an 8 at GCSE. This is referred to as the value we add, through teaching and through the education we offer. We believe this reflects the dedicated work of our pupils and the excellent support they are given by our staff.           

GCSE Results 2022

Pupils celebrated a superb set of GCSE results this year. With four pupils gaining straight 9 grades and a quarter of all pupils with straight 8 and 9 grades (A*).

Over half of our pupils have secured all of their GCSE grades at A or A* level and we are delighted that our results are in line with the teacher-assessed grades of 2021 (with 86% of grades at a 7, 8 or 9 in both years) and significantly above the grades in the last year of actual examinations (2019), with over twice the number of the top grade 9 (37%) and two-thirds of grades at A* (8/9).

GCSE results 2022

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We are so much more than just excellent results, but these superb grades at GCSE and A Level show the grit, determination and intelligence of our girls, and their willingness to push themselves to excel in their learning. I am so proud of all they have achieved.

Beth Dawson, Head