Examination Results

 

The 2019 results reported below remain provisional at this stage. Some re-marking will mean that outcomes will improve further.

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 and the higher progress 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

+0.43

+0.44 

Attainment 8 score

5.5

5.8

5.9

Grade 5+ in English & Maths

54%

62%

60%

Grade 4+ in English & Maths

79%

82%

83%

EBacc: %achieved (at grade 5+)

40%

40%

39%

EBacc: Average point score

N/A

5.38

5.43