Examination Results

A Level

Saffron Walden County High consistently achieves outstanding ‘A’ Level results. In 2019, 53 students gained A* or A grades in all of their subjects, with 97 A* grades being awarded in total. These results are even better than the high performance in 2018, which placed our sixth form in the top 2% of sixth forms nationally.

The table below shows the main attainment measures over the last 3 years since 2017 when some subjects moved to the reformed A levels. Since 2018, students have sat the more challenging linear A levels in the majority of subjects.

 

2017 2018 2019

%A*-A

40 40 40

%A*-B

74 67 68

%A*-C

93 89 90

%A*-E

100 100 100

GCSE

In 2019, results have continued to be outstanding with 36% of grades being 9-7 (the equivalent of A or A*). 289 grade 9s were awarded, which equates to 10% of all entries achieving this highest possible grade. This, together with the higher Attainment 8 score means that results have continued to improve and ensures that we remain the highest attaining comprehensive school in the county.

 

2017 2018 2019

Progress 8 Score

+0.18 +0.42 +0.40

Attainment 8 score

5.5 5.8 5.9

Grade 5+ in English & Maths

54% 62% 61%

Grade 4+ in English & Maths

79% 82% 83%

EBacc: % entered

59% 59% 60%

EBacc: % achieved (at grade 5+)

40% 40% 40%

EBacc: Average point score

N/A 5.38 5.43