We are very proud of our students at Sidcot

We accept children with a wide range of strengths and abilities and every year they delight us with the high results that they achieve.

The school has some of the strongest results in the South West, ranking alongside the best selective schools in the region for results at GCSE, A Level and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  And it’s not just the girls. In striking contrast to national trends our boys consistently do as well as girls in exams.

Particularly strong are the exceptional results in Mathematics, the Sciences, and the Arts.  The IB Diploma which we introduced in 2007 has also been a great success. We recognise that our students will be going out into an increasingly competitive, global environment. Offering the IB gives them the chance to follow a dynamic and challenging study programme and graduate with the advantage of an internationally respected qualification.

Student Success 2017

This information gives an indication of how the school has performed against national comparators in external examinations.

External Examination Results

A Level

A* to A 42.5% (National Pass Rate = 26.3%)
A* to C 83.2% (National Pass Rate = 77.4%)

15 students gained at least 3 A Levels at grade A or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma

IB Mean Score 28.31 World Score 29.95


A* 14% (National Pass Rate = not stated)
A* to A 37% (National Pass Rate = 20%)
A* to B 69% (National Pass Rate = not stated)
A* to C 91% (National Pass Rate = 66.3%)
Gaining minimum of 5 A* to C grades 98%

6 students were awarded the top grade of A* Distinction for their performance in Mathematics

Leavers’ Destinations (2017)

84% of applicants were successful in gaining a place at university, with 12% taking a gap year.

Of those going to university, 74% secured places at their first choice of institution.

University destinations include:

  • Russell Group – 43%
  • Other UK Universities - 49%
  • International Universities - 8%

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset

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