Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Results and Destinations

We are delighted to say that our students are reaching their potential and in 2017-2018 we had our best ever set of A level results!

A level grades have risen significantly again with half of pupils achieving the top grades of A*, A and B and the pass rate remains at a fantastic 99%.

As you will see from our performance data below, our progress scores are well above average; our students are getting the support they need to make truly significant improvements from their starting points with us. 

Please note that some students are included in more than one group - for example, a student who studied an A level will be counted both in 'A Levels' and 'Academic Qualifications'.

  Progress Score Average Result Points Retention
  Academy England  Academy England  Academy England   
A Levels +0.39
Well Above Average
TBC C- C+ 28.10 33.33 74.2%
+0.38 Well Above Average TBC C- C+ 28.13 33.66 74.2%
Applied General
TBC Merit + Merit + 29.67 28.45 80%
English Progress NE 0.06          
Maths Progress 0.14 0.05          


The percentage of students who continued in education or training, or moved onto employment within the year following KS5 was 82% for the Academy, and 89% nationally. 

Where do Shirley Park students go after sixth form?

Where they want to really! More students gained places at Russell Group Universities this year than ever before. These are the country's top 24 institutions committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. Some of the destinations for students for the last academic year are as follows:

  • University of Bristol
  • Central St. Martins
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Surrey
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Queen Mary UoL
  • Royal Veterinary College UoL
  • Oxford Brookes
  • University of York
  • University of Manchester  and many more!