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GCSE Results 2018

These results mean County Upper is top in West Suffolk on all six of these national measures. This is important because behind these GCSE statistics are a group of young people who have not only excelled this summer and can be very proud of their achievements but who can be confident of their future because of the rounded experience they have enjoyed. When judging a school on the new measures, it is really important to look across the results in the round. The system makes it very easy to gain a very high score in one measure by narrowing the number and quality of subjects studied. The All-Through Trust is proud to support County Upper's determination to provide a broad curriculum which includes the rigour of the English Baccalaureate subjects, more options than required for the progress 8 measure so that students can continue with the creative subjects and a full extra-curricular programme. These results demonstrate that it is possible to take this approach and still emerge top on every measure.

You can learn more about these measures, and how to interpret them, in the Department for Educations Secondary accountability measures document. You can read more about the EBacc (English Baccalaureate) in the DfE Policy Paper on the EBacc.


A-Level Results 2018

The Key Stage 5 tables are being published by the department for Education in January 2019, but our headline results are:

  • Percentage A*-E: 99.3%
  • Percentage A*-C: 85%

On this last measure, County Upper students have achieved A-Level outcomes that put us 1st in Suffolk performance table in seven of the last 10 years, and 2nd for the remaining three years.