Examination Results

2017 Examination results

A Level

Last year SWCHS was recognised as being in the top 1% of 6th form centres nationally for the progress that students make. The table below shows the main attainment measures over the last 3 years, including in 2017 when students were taking more challenging new A levels.


In 2016 SWCHS was the highest attaining comprehensive school in Essex. Our Attainment 8 score was 59.8 which means that, across the whole cohort, students’ average grade was a B. 51% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate measure, which means achieving a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography. Our Progress 8 score was +0.32, which means that, on average, our students performed one third of a grade better than similar students nationally. 84% of students achieved a C or better in both English and Maths

In 2017 SWCHS students rose to the challenge of the new, more difficult GCSEs. Over a third of all grades were at A*, A or equivalent, with 43 students achieving 9 or more grades at this level.40% of students achieved the more challenging EBacc and 79% achieved Grade 4 or better in the new GCSEs in both English and Maths.

(54% achieved a grade 5 or better). Our Progress 8 score was +0.2 (above average) and our Attainment 8 score was 55.1.