Sutton High School is a diverse community dedicated to enabling its pupils to develop their intellect and talents and a confidence to believe that their aspirations are achievable. From an early beginning, we encourage the girls to be honest, reliable and trustworthy. Academic rigour is valued at all stages and the focus in the classroom and beyond is on challenge, engagement and enjoyment.
Sutton High School has a total of 642 pupils, with 58 pupils in the Sixth Form.
Sutton High girls take advantage of new “numbered” GCSE grading system designed to stretch high-achieving students.
Girls at Sutton High School GDST were rewarded with a set of fantastic GCSE results in the first year of the new “numbered” grading system. Over 21% of all grades were level 9, which is the best possible mark candidates can achieve.
The Government intends level 9 to go beyond the traditional A* grade, enabling more differentiation between the highest achievers. Level 9 will be awarded to far fewer students than the old A*, and early indications show that only around 4% of GCSE entries nationwide have been graded level 9 this year.
Many subjects are still being assessed using the A*-G categorisation, and Sutton High School girls excelled across both systems. More than 55% of grades were either A*-A or level 7-9, with level 7 being equivalent to an old grade A.
Subjects following the new system included English Language, in which nearly 30% of Sutton High girls achieved the top grade, level 9. In Religious Studies meanwhile, 78% of grades were level 7-9.
Other highlights showed Sutton High’s traditional strength in STEM subjects, with 65% and 56% of Chemistry and Biology students achieving A*-A grades respectively. In History, more than 82% of girls gained A*-A grades.
Mrs Katharine Crouch, Headmistress, commented:
“We are delighted that our girls have taken advantage of the new numbered grading system, which allows the most able students in the country to showcase their ability.
“The level 9 is a mark of truly exceptional quality, and it is testament to the excellence of our students and teachers that more than a fifth of our results reached this gold standard.
“Three girls in the cohort even gained straight level 9s and A*s. This is a considerable achievement given that only 732 pupils across the whole of England scored a clean sweep of level 9s.
“I would like to congratulate all pupils and staff on a set of very impressive grades at a time when GCSEs are undergoing their most significant reforms in several decades. Keeping track of the changes and on top of the curriculum has required a high level of focus, and it is very pleasing that our school community has been rewarded with such good results.
“Our aim is that girls at Sutton High School GDST learn with joy every day, and today shows once again that this is the best way to enable students to reach their full potential.”
A full A-Z of top university destinations for girls at Sutton High School GDST
After another set of fantastic A Level results for Sutton High School GDST, with 80% of all grades at A*-B, girls will be realising their dreams by taking up places on prestigious courses from Astrophysics to Zoology.
Students have secured places on an enormously diverse range of courses all the way from A-Z:
Astrophysics at Queen Mary University of London Business Management at King’s College London Computer Science at the University of Cambridge Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London Economics at the University of York French and History at the University of Exeter Right the way down to Zoology at the University of Bristol
Sutton High’s first ever A Level Computer Science results were 100% A*-A, and the majority of girls in the cohort will be going on to study the subject at university: Rebecca Tyson is attending the University of Cambridge, Jimin Park is going to Imperial College London and Madeleine Waller is taking up a place at King’s College London.
As well as Computer Science, there were also straight A*-A grades in Art, French and Religious Studies. In Mathematics, the most popular A Level taken at Sutton High, 69% of grades were A*-A.
Mrs Katharine Crouch, Headmistress, commented:
“I congratulate all our students and staff for their excellent A Level results.
“Our aim is for girls to learn with joy every day and attain the academic success needed to pursue their dreams, whatever they might be.
“For example, one of our students, Shaye Emmett, will now be going on to train as a pilot, while Katie Heape has achieved straight As and is starting the most prestigious Costume and Performance Design course in the country.
“Our Head Girl, Danielle D’Mello, showed her commercial acumen in putting together our school charity week and is now off to read Business Management at King’s College London.
“We are proud of our consistently strong academic results, but we also make sure that girls leave Sixth Form fully prepared to take advantage of the exciting opportunities beyond school. That’s why we have an award-winning careers advice service that helps students to identify their passions and their talents, and then guides them every step of the way as they work to reach their goals.
“We can’t wait to see what our girls achieve next.”