Examination Results and Academic Matters FAQs
What are the GCSE and A Level results like at the College?
What is Value Added?
Value Added looks at the differences between baseline testing and examinations results, the difference between the two being the 'value added' by the College. Details of our Value Added scores can be found on the Value Added and Value Added at A Level pages.
Do you offer learning support for children with additional needs?
Yes, Learning Support is offered to those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and who are not making expected levels of progress. This may include in-class support from subject teachers or a Learning Support Assistant, and/or group, paired or individual intervention or support sessions. There is no additional charge for this support.
Learning Support is flexible and responsive to the individual needs to each pupil. Support is planned based on recommendations made by a pupil’s class teacher and is linked to their classroom learning. Where pupils have a diagnosis of specific needs, parents are encouraged to share this information with the school, to enable appropriate support to be planned.
What is the College's attitude to the International Baccalaureate (I.B)?
The College has no plans to pursue the I.B. since it requires pupils to study a wide range of compulsory subjects after the age of 16. We believe, at this stage, after eleven years of compulsory schooling and a wide curriculum, young people should have the opportunity to specialise in those subjects which they find interesting, for which they have an aptitude and which may be required for their chosen course of higher education. This specialisation has served our Old Stortfordians (OS) very well in university applications, which typically sees over 90% of pupils gaining their universities of choice.
Our Sixth Form students also have an exceptionally wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom to ensure they continue to enjoy a broad education.