Whilst it is true that Sutton Valence has a broad intake, making it harder for us to compete with more selective schools, we must not forget that a community is made up from a diverse group of individuals. We know that one of our greatest strengths is to add value to a pupil’s exam grades, whatever their ability and we value all of our community and happily admit that every one of us has strengths and weaknesses.
This year has seen our value-added data (compiled by Durham University) reach new heights. For example, at A Level each pupil gained on average a significantly higher grade for every subject they sat. This means that, if our pupils put in the effort, they will be rewarded with better results than they were predicted to get when they joined us. This allowed students to gain places at some of our country’s top universities: Cambridge, Imperial College, Bristol and Sheffield to name but a few.
These recent figures put Sutton Valence in the top 21% of all schools, for those subjects we offer at A Level; an extraordinarily, complimentary position for a school with pupils of mixed ability.
The links will take you to a brief description of the school's provision in each department at A Level, AS Level, GCSE and Key Stage 3, along with a short statement of the departmental philosophy.