Examination results

Please note these results are not current as 2021 results weren’t published as performance measures.

A Level (KS5)

Congratulations to our A Level students for once again achieving exceptional examination results! In a year of uncertainty brought about by Covid-19, Sexey’s students received results that were determined by Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) assigned by their teachers, with a national adjustment by the Department for Education (DfE). social distanced joy on a level results day at Sexey's School

Sexey’s A Level results place us in the top 5% of the country for progress students make, with the average progress figure not only exceeding last year, but also this year’s cohort’s target, giving us an ALPS score of +1.

Our full list of results can be seen here, with 91% of students achieving grades A*-C, 37% gaining A*-A grades, and 100% pass rate.

100% of students who applied to go to university secured their destination, with at least 61% gaining a Russell Group university place.

Official Government comparison rankings (Jan 2020) placed Sexey’s as the top State Sixth Form School in Somerset for the progress students make from GCSE to A Level and attainment based on average grade, with Sexey’s beating many of the local sixth form college providers and independent schools across Somerset. Other data points include:

  • Value Added score for A-Levels: +0.73
  • Value Added score for BTEC PE: +0.08
  • ALPS Overall Quality Indicator grade: 1
    – Note: 1 is Outstanding, 9 is the lowest

Please read more on this in our news section here or link to our 16 to 18 performance tables page.


Based on our 2020 GCSE examination results, Sexey’s students once again achieved highly, with the following data points:

  • Progress 8 score: +0.56 (National Average 0.0)*
  • Attainment 8 score: 57
  • The percentage of students who’ve achieved a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of KS4: 55%
  • The percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc): 84%
  • The percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate Average Points Score (EBacc APS): 4.4

A group of male students jump for joy at GCSE results 2020Government data released in February 2020 ranked Sexey’s as the top performing state school in Somerset, based on its English Baccalaureate (EBacc) average point score for the 2019 cohort (5.01), and in the top three schools in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire by that measure. We were also the top school in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire for percentage of students entering the EBacc, at 83%. For the significance of the EBacc, please see the full release here.

We were also listed in the top six state schools in Somerset and Dorset for Progress 8 (fourth in Somerset). We were third in Somerset for Attainment 8, and fifth for Maths and English Grade 5 and above.

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

Additional information can be read on the government website here.

Key Stage 4 destinations

100% of Sexey’s students stayed in education or employment after KS4 (2020 leavers).

*Progress 8 is a measure of value added i.e. it compares how students achieved at the end of Year 11 compared to their results from primary school, with which they entered Sexey’s School. For example, a score of +0.20 means that, on average, students achieve a fifth of a grade more highly at Sexey’s School than they would in a school performing at the national average.