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Sherfield School students produce top academic results in national and international exams.

In 2016, Sherfield School was rated fourth in The Telegraph's nationwide league tables for A-level exam results for small independent schools. See here.

Our students win places at Russell Group universities on the strength of exam results and all-round achievement. Sherfield School teachers are exceptionally skilled at preparing students for entrance and interview for the best universities in the UK and overseas.

Sherfield School A Level Results 2016

Sherfield School's A level results in 2016 were our best ever with 100% passes and an impressive 82% graded A*-B.

Over 50% of all results were graded A*-A (compared to 25% nationally). In Sherfield School’s strongest subject, mathematics, over 50% were graded A*.

This compares favourably with leading independent schools. Our further mathematics results were particularly good as all students gained A*or A in this most demanding of A levels (compared to 50% nationally).

Students also performed well above the national average in English and Economics - a considerable achievement given that A levels were only reintroduced at Sherfield three years ago. The results reflects extremely well on staff and pupils. We continue to build an ethos of excellence in the 6th form that inspires the whole school.

We formally publish our results here once the results of any remarks and appeals are known. This is usually in November.

Sherfield School GCSE Level Results 2016

Congratulations to our Year 11 students who achieved an overall pass rate of 90% in their GCSEs (compared to a fall nationally of 2% to 67%). Of the results, 30% were A*/A and 59% were A*-B.   These students followed a full GCSE programme. Many were also involved in sports partnership programmes and extracurricular activities.

Overall, 87% of students gained at least 5 A*-C grades across all subjects and 77% including English and Mathematics.

Highlights included Latin, where 66% were graded A* and Mathematics, where 30% achieved A*. Computing and Physical Education students also achieved excellent results.

Sherfield School also congratulates students who followed a tailored programme of study, including GCSEs, on the successful completion of their courses.

Student profiles: A level exam results

Three students who received their A level results in 2016 are:

  • Henry, who joined as a boarder from state education in Year 10
  • Jasmine, who came through the Prep and Senior school at Sherfield
  • Tommy, who moved from China to the UK to board at Sherfield for the sixth form.

All enjoyed remarkable success in their 2016 A levels:


  • Maths - A   
  • Economics - A         
  • Biology - A

Henry joined Sherfield in Year 10 as a boarder. He came from a state comprehensive school in Brighton. Henry has developed his love of sport and has been a very effective Head Boy this year. With his superb results, Henry heads to Bath, his first choice university to study economics.


  • English - A*
  • Chemistry - B            
  • Biology - B            
  • AS Maths - A

Jasmine joined Prep School in Year 7. She is a talented artist and public speaker. She was elected Head Girl in year 13. Jasmine achieved the school’s best GCSE results in 2014. She heads to Surrey University to study veterinary science.


  • Maths - A*
  • Further Maths - A*             
  • Physics - A                  
  • AS Chemistry - A

Tommy was one of our international students. He joined Sherfield as a boarder in Year 12 to take his A levels. He has been an outstanding member of the school 6th form community, playing on the golf partnership off a single figure handicap. He has thrived in the all-round experience of a British independent school.  

Tommy was offered a place at UCL, one of the UK’s leading engineering universities, but opted to accept an offer from a specialist engineering university in Hong Kong. Tommy excelled in maths and further maths. He achieved A*s in both, scoring 100% on some of the most difficult


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