SEDBERGH SCHOOL RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ANNUAL GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE AWARDS
Sedbergh School has won two Good Schools Guide awards, for boys taking Religious Studies Philosophy and Ethics at AS Level and for girls taking Geology at A Level.
Sedbergh School has been presented with these awards by the Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category or displaying excellent performance. The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 8th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching
Second Master Dan Harrison said, “We are delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in two of our Sixth Form subjects. This is the sixth time that our Geology department has been recognised for its excellence by Good Schools Guide and we are sure it will inspire and encourage all pupils who are working towards their AS and A Levels.
Pupils in the Sixth Form benefit from revision and study skills workshops run by Elevate Education, which has complemented the study taking place in lessons. The boys studying Religious Studies enjoy the rigorous class discussion work, which prepares them well for developing their written work and they represent half of the current A Level classes.
The School’s commitment to recruiting the highest calibre staff was recognised by a recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report, in January 2015, which rated the School as Outstanding, and this year’s A Level results were the School’s highest ever A*AB rate at 64 per cent.”
Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments, ‘Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve’.
The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject. The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools.