Examination results 2019

A Level (KS5)

Congratulations to our A Level students for once again achieving exceptional examination results! In a year when grades nationally have dropped, Sexey’s students have performed consistently strongly, with 47% achieving at least one A or A* and 83% of students gaining A*-C grades. Student is delighted with her A Levelresults at Sexey's

Sexey’s results are well above the national level published by the Joint Council for Qualifications, as follows: A*-C 83% (Sexey’s) versus 75.8% (national), A*-B 62% (Sexey’s) versus 51.6% (national), A*-A 25% – in line with the national level (also 25%).

88% of students who applied to go to university secured their preferred destination, with at least 49% gaining a Russell Group university place. 100% of students who elected to go into industry secured their apprenticeship.

Official Government comparison rankings (Jan 2019) placed Sexey’s as the top State Sixth Form School in Somerset for the progress students make and attainment based on average grade, with Sexey’s beating many of the local sixth form college providers and independent schools across Somerset. Sexey’s in non-selective.

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Based on its 2018 GCSE examination results, Sexey’s students ranked third out of the 78 secondary schools in Somerset for both Attainment 8 and Progress 8, and fourth in the county for percentage of students gaining a Grade 5 or higher in both Mathematics and English.

Sexey’s is a non-selective state boarding and day school.

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Additional statistics: GCSE

Following GCSEs 2018, Sexey’s Progress 8 score is 0.29, while Attainment 8 is 51.4. The percentage of students achieving a Level 5 or higher in English and Maths is 48%.

Top GCSE students 2018The percentage of students entering the English Baccalaureate in 2017 was 41%. The percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate in 2017 was 33%. The EBacc average point score was 4.55. Additional information can be read on the government website here.

Key Stage 4 destinations

93% (69 of 74 pupils) of Sexey’s students stayed in education or employment after KS4 (2016 leavers).