Saffron Walden County High School recognised for A-Level exam performance

SAFFRON Walden County High School pupils are among the highest achievers in the country, according to a report on the examination performance of its sixth form students.

The report, based on the nationally recognised ALPS system, measures the progress which students make at A level, using their GCSE results as the starting point.

When the school’s last three years of results (2009 to 2011) are combined, SWCHS students made more progress from their GCSE performance than any other post-16 institution in England.

Director of the sixth form, Helen Cox, said: “Everyone at SWCHS is absolutely delighted with this outcome.

“We have been extremely pleased for a number of years now with the performance of our A level students, but had not quite realised the incredible progress that they were making over the two years in our sixth form.

“We are using this fabulous news to help motivate further our current Year 13 students as they approach their A levels next summer.”

Headteacher John Hartley added: “We have an ethos in our sixth form very much geared to academic success, which helps ensure that the vast majority of our students show great determination to achieve the best possible results they can.

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“Their dedicated hardworking approach, coupled with outstanding teaching, combine to produce this.

“A further factor is our team of specially trained sixth form tutors, who provide intensive support, challenge and guidance to our students.

“I would like to congratulate all at SWCHS, staff and students alike, on this phenomenal performance.”