KS4 and Post-16 Outcomes


Y11 Class of 2021 have celebrated their achievements in their GCSEs this year. These students faced enormous disruption to their learning in the two year GCSE courses and we are incredibly pleased with their resilience and perseverance in the face of these challenges.

Despite two national lockdowns our students are in a wonderful place in order to take their next steps into their post-16 pathways. Many of them will be joining us in the LaSWAP Sixth Form consortium and have already enrolled onto an exciting variety of A Level and vocational courses.

Although students this year did not sit external exams they have been judged on the standard of work they have produced and should be immensely proud of the grades they have achieved. It is testament to them, and their teachers, that they have been able to adapt so quickly to a different form of assessment.

There are a great many different success stories to celebrate but the following achievements stand out in particular;

Joe Ryan: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
David Allen: 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Amir Battye: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Bobbie Brimelow: 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Andrew Bodger: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Eliza Clapcott: 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7
Wilf Clapham: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
Christian Kuligowski: 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8

The following students all achieved 2, or more, grades higher than their expected progress;
Cyrus Gerrard Hewitt
Fred Haines
Julian Schwani
Zerbu Demir

Congratulations to all of our GCSE students on their successes this year. We wish them all of the very best for their next steps and beyond.

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KS4 performance figures and links to KS4 and KS5 performance tables

Student destinations

99% of our Y11 leavers go on to post-16 compulsory education. Please see below for a full breakdown.



A level and BTEC

We wish our students well as they embark on the next exciting chapters of their lives. There are many success stories from our students who have faced a year of unprecedented change, challenge and upheaval. Below we showcase some of our highest achievers:

Izzy Nicholson
Joined Acland Burghley in Y12
Results: Sociology A, History A* and Politics A
Destination: Cambridge University to read Human, Social & Political Science

Frank Xu
Joined Acland Burghley in Y11 after moving to the UK from China
Results: Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Chemistry A and Physics A*
Destination: Mechanical Engineering at UCL.

Eva Wittenborg
At Acland Burghley since Y11
Results: Art B, History A and Spanish A
Destination: Scandinavian Studies and Spanish at Edinburgh

Kate Cully
Joined Acland Burghley in Y12
Results: Art BTEC D*D, Photography A Level A
Destination: Fine Art at Falmouth

Tania Sultana
Results: Biology A, Media A, Psychology A*
Destination: Psychology at LSE

Sam Turpin
Results: Geography B, History A, Religious Studies A*
Destination: History and Philosophy at Sheffield

Chester Clapham
Results: Biology A*, Chemistry A, Physics A* and Maths A*
Destination: Medicine at Sheffield University

Tyrell Barnes
Results: Maths A, Business Studies A* and Economics A* A levels.
Destination: Accounting and Finance at LSE

Lois Sarkodie
Results: BTEC Diploma in Applied Science DD, A level Product Design C and Maths Studies B
Destination: Marketing and Management at Queen Mary, University of London.

Kaishelle Paterson
Results: History A, Psychology A, Sociology A*
Destination: Social Science at King's College, London

Lucy Gentle
Results: English Literature C, History C, Sociology B
Destination: Extended Degree in Science (Paramedic Science) at Hertfordshire

Maisha Begum
Results: Business B, English Language and Literature B, Sociology B
Destination: Children's Nursing at City, University of London

Nazeha Begum
Results: Business Studies B, Sociology B, and English Language and Literature
Destination: Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing

We are incredibly proud of all our sixth form students and wish them well as they embark on the next exciting chapters of their lives.

KS5 performance

LaSWAP students are more successful in their university applications – 84% succeed compared to 72% nationally.

23% of LaSWAP students succeed in their Russell Group university applications, compared to the national average of 17%. In 2019, 44% of students achieved A*-B grades and 12% achieved A* or A grades.

KS5 progress, retention and destinations

  • The progress our students have made compared with students across the country: -0.08
  • The average grade that students get at KS5: C -
  • The progress students have made in English: 0.67 (2017 figure. 2018 not published as cohort too small)
  • The progress students have made in Maths: 0.39
  • Retention (the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on): 90.3%
  • Destinations (this is the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 83% (2016 leavers data)