Matthew Burns

Sedbergh A-Level Results Success and Record Value Added Score

Sedbergh is delighted to celebrate the achievements of its Year 13 pupils’ A-level results today – with an overall pass rate of 99%, including over 88% achieving A*/Di* – C/M.

Headmaster, Mr Dan Harrison, has shared his delight this morning; “I am absolutely delighted with this year’s A-level and BTEC results. I am so proud of our pupils who have had the most difficult of years and had to endure the early finish, lockdown and various last-minute changes by the government to come out with the best set of results we have had for many years.”

Local successes include Rosie Clifford of Thackthwaite, Penrith with A*AA will be attending the University of Bath to study Biochemistry, Holly Dale of Kirkby Lonsdale, who will read Business Accounting and Finance at Newcastle, Elizabeth Sloss, from Crosthwaite, achieved A*A*A* and will be studying Chemistry at Edinburgh University and Morgan Robinson of Preston Patrick is headed for Imperial College, London to study Electronic and Information engineering.

Top marks, this year, were achieved by Hasan Ali (Hart) who obtained A*A*A*A* and gained entry to Keble College, Oxford to study Engineering.

As well as seeing an increase across the board on grades achieved, we are really proud to learn that our value added score has increased significantly, compared to last year. Last year, we attained a Value Added score of -0.35. This set of results gives us a Valued Added score of +0.41, a fantastic swing in the right direction.
We have achieved our highest ever Value Added score and A*- C percentage and we are delighted that a record percentage of pupils have got into their first choice of University” said Mr Harrison.

Mr Harrison, and the rest of the Sedbergh teaching staff, have also set out plans to help support the futures of our most recent leavers.
We intend on providing a support network for our leavers into next year and beyond. It is really important that in the most difficult of years we focus on success and all that our pupils have achieved.”

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