With a 98% A Level pass rate and 81% graded A* to C, we knew our pupils had achieved their very best last summer, but now the Department for Education has published a report showing a value added score of +0.24 – the highest of all the day schools (state, grammar and private) in Gloucestershire.
Value added is a measurement of progression; it shows how much progress students who studied A Levels made between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of their A Level studies, compared to similar students across England. A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 4. Only four Schools in Gloucestershire scored Well Above / Above Average and St Edward’s was number two in this list.
Mrs Clayfield, Headmistress commented “We know how hard our pupils work and these figures simply help to validate just how much we are stretching pupils of all abilities. Every pupil is given individual attention and the opportunity to fulfil their potential.”
Choosing the right Sixth Form is an important step in the final stage of formal education. St Edward’s Sixth Form pupils find themselves academically challenged and with Economics, Politics and the Extended Project Qualification added to the list of A Level’s on offer for September 2018, there is more choice than ever.
To find out more about Sixth Form life at St Edward’s and the options available, see our Sixth Form Information Booklet.