Examination Results

In 2020, in the absence of exams, students were awarded grades determined by the exam boards that were based on Centre Assessment Grades provided by the school and the exam boards’ algorithm. Although students performed well, it is not appropriate to publish detailed comparisons with previous years.

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