Results & Leavers' Destinations'

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 for A Level and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. 

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 2018

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


Grades Sidcot Score National Pass Rate
A*/7 21.24% 20.5%
A*/7 to C/4 86.4% 66.9%
A*/7 to G/1 100% 98.3%
Gaining minimum 5 A*/9 to C/4 grades 89%  

3 Students were awarded the top grade of A* Distinction for their performance in Mathematics

A Level

Grade Sidcot Score National Pass Rate
A* to A 39.7% 26.4%
A* to C 81.0% 77.0%

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma 2019

IB Mean Score 31.9 World Score % TBC

100% of students passed the IB with one student achieving a maximum 45/45 points. 

Leavers’ Destinations 2018

84% of applicants were successful in gaining a place at university, with 9% taking a gap year and 4% progressing to planned employment.

Of those going to university, 69% secured places at their first choice of institution.

  • Russell Group Universities – 24 students gained places at Russell Group Universities, including 6 at University College, London
  • Non-university options – 3 students have taken up apprenticeships in teaching, business and plumbing

Russell Group

Politics and Economics

Durham University
Mathematics (4 years)
Natural Sciences

Exeter University
Exercise and Sport Sciences

Kings College London
Mathematics with Management and Finance

Queen Mary University of London
Geography with Business Management

University College London
Medicinal Chemistry
History, Politics and Economics
Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
Statistics, Economics and Finance                                                                         

University of Leeds
Fashion Marketing

University of Manchester
Politics and French
Mathematics and Statistics

University of Nottingham
Food Science and Nutrition

University of Southampton

University of Warwick
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics (MORSE)

University of York
Biomedical Sciences



Aberystwyth University
International Politics & Military History

Brunel University London
Industrial Design and Technology with Professional Practice
English with Creative Writing

Goldsmiths, University of London
Management with Marketing

Hartpury College
Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Lancaster University
Biological Sciences (Placement Year)
Computer Science

University of Leicester
Management Studies

London Metropolitan University
International Relations & Politics Ext

Nottingham Trent University
Fashion Knitwear Design & Knitted Textiles      


Oxford Brookes University
International Hospitality Management (4 years) (SW)

University of Reading
Accounting and Finance

Royal Holloway, University of London

Regent's University London
International Business (Spanish)

Swansea University
Business Management with a Year in Industry

University of Surrey
Economics and Finance

University of Westminster
Tourism with Business

Weston College
BTEC L3 Media Production


Atelier Chardon Savard, France
Fashion Design

University of Berlin

University of Hong Kong
Biomedical Engineering 

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Parvie, Italy

University of Sigmond Freud, Milan, Italy

The Arts

Bridgwater & Taunton College
Art Foundation

Dorset School of Acting
Foundation Acting and Musical Theatre 

University of Gloucestershire
Film Production

Kingston University
Fine Art

Regent's University, London
Acting and World Theatre

UCA Canterbury
Art & Design Foundation

University of the Arts, London
Fashion Journalism


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