Official performance tables confirm 2017 was a vintage A level year for Sackville
The release of validated government data confirm that our year 13 class of 2017 was our most successful ever. Progress in the sixth form was once again significantly above the national average for the fifth year running and this year was fourth in the county. The positive progress made in the sixth form follows this year group’s spectacular results at KS4, where they achieved a progress 8 score of 0.41. What this means is that our students would have achieved two whole grades higher in their A levels than students from similar starting points in an average school.
So a student at a normal school who would have gone on to get grades CCC at A level would have got grades BBC at Sackville; a significant difference which gives a lot more choice at university or apprenticeship level.
At GCSE this year our overall performance was in the top 40% of schools, and particularly pleasing was the progress of the students classified by the government as ‘disadvantaged’. At Sackville the performance of these students was in the top 25% nationally, and was the fifth best in the county.
Overall these figures are testament to the hard work of students, parents and teachers, who together have made 2017 another memorable year for the school.