Academic | Posted 30.01.2019

 

OUTSTANDING ‘VALUE ADDED’ SCORES AT STONYHURST COLLEGE

  • STONYHURST RANKED #1 IN LANCASHIRE FOR ‘VALUE ADDED’ AT A LEVEL
  • VALUE ADDED IS THE PRIMARY GOVERNMENT MEASURE OF PUPIL PROGRESS
  • STONYHURST’S A LEVEL ‘VALUE ADDED’ SCORE HIGHER THAN SEDBERGH, AMPLEFORTH, WORTH, DOWNSIDE, RUGBY, GIGGLESWICK, ROSSALL

 

On Thursday 24 January the Government published its results and Value Added Scores for 16-18 year old students studying A Levels in England.  The full results can be seen at: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england.

 

John Browne, Headmaster at Stonyhurst College, comments:

“We are delighted by this Government audit of the progress our students make while in Higher Line at Stonyhurst.  Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school and we pride ourselves on our broad intake of pupils. The mark of true educational excellence in school is not raw grades of students, but rather the progress students make individually to be the best that they can be.  This is what we focus on here at Stonyhurst – achieving what our school motto demands of us: Quant je puis – as much as I can.”

 

The Government writes:

“These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at this school or college made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies (Stage 5, or Sixth For)], compared to similar students across England.  The scores are calculated by comparing the A-level results of students at this school or college with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4.”

 

Select Benchmarking from Department of Education

School / College DfE Value Added score Descriptor
STONYHURST COLLEGE 0.29 Above average
Sedbergh 0.27 Above average
Ampleforth 0.26 Above average
Cardinal Newman 0.24 Above average
Austin Friars 0.19 Above average
Worth 0.19 Above average
Runshaw 0.19 Above Average
Mount St Mary’s 0.12 Average
Giggleswick 0.1 Average
Lancaster RGS 0.1 Average
Clitheroe RGS 0.06 Average
Westholme 0.05 Average
Downside 0.03 Average
Rugby School -0.01 Average
Hutton CofE School -0.04 Average
Kirkham GS -0.22 Below Average
Rossall -0.28 Below Average
St Mary’s College -0.28 Below Average
QEGS Blackburn -0.39 Below Average

 

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