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Sherburn High School Celebrates Stunning Progress for Sixth Form

Sherburn High School Celebrates Stunning Progress for Sixth Form

25th January, 2018

Sherburn High School Post 16 students and staff are celebrating today as they top the league tables in North Yorkshire for A level results. Results at Sherburn High School are graded as “Well Above Average” and places the school in the top 5% of all Sixth Forms and Colleges nationally. The school achieved a progress score of +0.32 (significantly positive), reflecting the amazing progress students achieved in their A levels.

33% of the students achieved grades AAB, or better, and the average grade for all students across 3 A levels was a grade B+. 62% achieved grades A* – B and 50% of Maths students attained a grade A*.  99% of students passed their courses, which enabled virtually all students to achieve their first choice university destination and all who applied secured a place at University.

At GCSE, the school is proud that attainment 8 is well above average. (Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 EBACC qualifications: sciences, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications).  The number of students passing Maths and English at grade 5 is 53% at Sherburn High school compared to 39% nationally and Maths is in the top 6% of all schools nationally.  The school is more than double the national average in the number of students passing the EBACC at grade 5+: Sherburn High School 43% compared to 19% nationally.

Head Teacher, Maria Williams commented:

I am delighted with the results and thrilled that despite stiff competition and the demanding entry requirements of top universities, every student who applied to Higher Education secured a university place, with most being successful in their first choice and nearly half at Russell Group Universities. A levels are such an important milestone in a student’s life and employers and universities will look at them closely.  It’s fantastic to see our students achieve such outstanding results that will stay with them throughout their lives. The results reflect the continual improvement of the school and the incredible hard work and commitment from the staff and students.

It’s congratulations all round for Sherburn High School which has been officially judged as GOOD by Ofsted; the first time in 16 years! It’s an incredible achievement for students and staff and wonderful news for the local community.