Exam Results and Destinations

Exam Results & Destinations

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Leavers' Destinations

Former Sherfield School students have gone on to study at an impressive range of universities and colleges including Oxford, Queen Mary's London, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Exeter, Chichester, Coventry, Reading, Newcastle, UCL, Bath, Bristol, Durham, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Portsmouth, Loughborough and Southampton. International universities include Monash in Melbourne, Australia, Istanbul, KyAMK, Finland and the United States.

This year our students have gone on to study Computer Science, Project Management for Construction, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at UCL. Electronic Engineering at King's College London. History and Criminology at University of Exeter. Computer Science at University of Nottingham. Modern Languages at University of Bath. Mechanical Engineering at University of Southampton and Newcastle. Civil Engineering and Financial Mathematics at University of Sheffield.

Sixth Form Exam Results 2023

  • Over 59% A*-A grades or equivalent

  • Over 73% A*-B grades of equivalent

  • 100% pass rate


We are proud to announce our exceptional Year 13 results, marking yet another year of extraordinary academic accomplishments. The school's commitment to fostering a nurturing and challenging learning environment has once again yielded outstanding outcomes for its students.

There are many brilliant success stories, with over 59% of all grades being A*-A and over 73% A*-B grades. Sherfield School continues to set new standards for academic excellence.

We are always justifiably proud of our ‘value-added’ output, which is one of the best in the country. This year is no exception, as students have exceeded expectations by achieving over 42% more A* and A grades than originally projected based on baseline assessments. The school's philosophy revolves around recognising the unique academic journey of each student and guiding them towards realising their fullest potential. Beyond the celebration of impressive results lies the essence of how a school can elevate a student's performance beyond initial predictions.

Executive Head, Nick Brain, expressed his pride and admiration for the students' accomplishments, stating, “These results showcase the exceptional progress and achievements of our students across a range of subjects, highlighting their hard work, determination, and the effectiveness of the school's comprehensive educational approach.” He further added, "Our top ten performing students joined us prior to sixth form, with six out of the top ten joining in Year 5 or earlier. This affirms the value of our all-through school ethos, allowing us to nurture a personalised educational journey that culminates in outstanding A-level outcomes."

There was an incredible 14 A* grades between our top five performers. Kiera, Mattie, Datrim, Aimee and Ruby, four of which started in our Nursery or Junior Prep. Kiera and Mattie will be going to the University of Birmingham to study Human Sciences and International Relations, respectively. Datrim will be going to UCL to study Physics, Aimee will be going to Loughborough to study Product Design Engineering and Ruby is taking a gap year to focus on acting and is planning to apply to Oxbridge next year.

Rebecca Seamark, Head of Sixth Form, commented “I am absolutely delighted with the Year 13 Results, which are testimony to the hard work our students have put into their studies over the last two years. Despite having not sat their GCSE exams due to the pandemic, I am so proud of the way students coped with the pressure of sitting their final exams. Their dedication, resilience and commitment to achieving the very best grades has certainly paid off.”

As Sherfield School continues to celebrate these outstanding results, we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students. The school extends its best wishes to the Class of 2023 as they embark on their next chapter, confident that this strong foundation will propel them to even greater heights.

For more information on studying at Sherfield Sixth Form, please click here.

GCSE Exam Results 2023

We are delighted to announce the remarkable achievements of our students in the 2023 GCSE examinations. On results day. the school community came together to celebrate the triumph of dedication, hard work, and perseverance exhibited by the students.

With over 32% 9-7 grades and 89% 9-4 grades, these eagerly awaited GCSE results have once again reaffirmed Sherfield School's commitment to providing a nurturing environment that fosters both academic brilliance and personal development.

At Sherfield, we take immense pride in our 'value added' performance, surpassing initial predictions to propel our students. This year, students outperformed baseline assessments by over 13% in grades 9-7, a testament to their remarkable progress and the school's dedicated support.

Mr Levy, Father to Thomas in Year 11, commented, "Having moved Thomas to Sherfield in the middle of Year 10, we have watched him flourish at Sherfield both academically and personally and we were delighted with his GCSE results this summer. Through some excellent teaching (with thanks to Mr Wignall), Thomas has developed a passion for the sciences which he is now going to study at Sherfield’s sixth form. The school has also provided a great deal of pastoral care, and our thanks also go to Mr Page (Head of Seniors) for his outstanding support. Thomas is excited to continue his studies and Sherfield and enters sixth form with a great deal of enthusiasm and is looking forward to the opportunities ahead of him."

This year's top grades were achieved by Eunie, Aayan, Emily, and Shreya, collectively securing an impressive 18 grade 9s between them.

Mr Duncan Page, Head of Seniors, remarked, “This group of pupils was the first I was responsible for as a Head of Phase when I arrived at Sherfield in 2018 and it has been a real privilege to see them through the challenging GCSE years.  They are, of course, one of the last groups to have contended with remote learning at such a crucial stage of their education but have faced that challenge well.  It was great to have so many positive conversations with pupils and parents this morning and our Year 11 are clearly entering the next phase of their education with resilience and focus.  It was also encouraging to see that our overall results – including the top grade 9s - have improved on 2019 which is a useful pre-Covid benchmark and demonstrates that our results at GCSE continue to be consistently pleasing.  I wish all those who received their results today the very best for next year and beyond.”

Benefiting from the unwavering dedication of our teachers, Sherfield School's students have demonstrated outstanding achievements across various subjects. Remarkably, over 70% of our Food and Nutrition students achieved 9-7 grades and nearly 70% accomplished a 9-7 grade in Chemistry and Art. Further Maths and Music saw over half the students securing 9-7 grades, while 50% of Geography students received a 9-7 grade. Additionally, close to half the students in Drama, Biology, and Physics achieved 9-7 grades.

Mr Nick Brain, Executive Head, commented, “In these exceptional GCSE results, we see the culmination of our students' dedication and the unwavering support of our teachers and parents. The strong student-teacher rapport at Sherfield School has played a pivotal role in creating an environment conducive to development and discovery. These results not only signify academic success but also a testament to the students’ resilience and versatility.”

The GCSE results announcement is not just a celebration of grades; it is a celebration of the spirit of learning, determination, and the promise of a bright future. We congratulate all the students on their accomplishments and look forward to witnessing the incredible impact they will undoubtedly make on the world.

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