At Sherborne Senior School we strive to create an environment
that nurtures a desire to learn, encourages pupils to be inquisitive,
allows individuals to gain confidence and enables all
to achieve success in their adult lives.
Highly respected the world over, the British education system is reputed for its high quality and standards. Whether a pupil chooses to go to university in the UK or anywhere else in the world, having I/GCSE, AS Level, BTEC or A Level qualifications on their applications stands pupils in good stead.
While meeting local requirements, the Senior School follows the UK based curriculum in all three key stages taught in the school, using the National Curriculum for England as a guide for Key Stage 3 and the options for I/GCSE and AS/A Levels.
We understand that our pupils can learn as much outside the classroom as they learn from within it; the successes in external examinations are the product of a broad and rich school experience.
The Senior School’s highly skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic teachers provide support and challenge where appropriate and encourage all pupils to achieve their full potential.
The examination results achieved at Sherborne make it one of the highest performing premier independent British senior schools in the Middle East.
We are extremely proud of our pupils’ academic performance, and it is a privilege to be able to share with you the results shown below.
(Years 10 & 11)
Using the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and Pearson Edexcel examination boards, pupils in Years 10 & 11 (Key Stage 4) undertake external examinations leading to iGCSEs, GCSE and BTEC qualifications.
- 51% of all i/GCSE grades were the top 9 to 7 grades. Up from 49% in 2021, this is our best result ever.
- In line with last year, 87% of all grades were a grade 4 or higher.
- Nearly one in five pupils (18%) did amazingly well achieving a grade 7, 8 or 9 in all their subjects. Up from 15% in 2021, this is our best result ever.
- Up from last year, for 48% pupils at least half of their grades were a grade 7, 8 or 9 (up from one-third of the pupils in 2020). This is also our best result ever.
AS Level and BTEC
Using the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and Pearson Edexcel examination boards, pupils in Years 12 undertake external examinations leading to AS Level and BTEC qualifications.
At AS Level in 2022:
- over a third of all grades (34%) were a grade A (A* grades are only awarded at A Level). This result matched last year’s figure which was the school’s best ever result.
- 14% of the pupils did exceptionally well achieving an A grade in all their subjects.
- in line with pupil performance last year, over half of all the grades (54%) were either an A or a B, and over three quarters of the grades (78%) were in the A to C range.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma:
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business results were equally impressive. The pupils achieved three Distinction*s, two Merits and four Passes. BTECs are graded as either Fail, Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
A Level results
Using the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and Pearson Edexcel examination boards, pupils in Years 13 undertake external examinations leading to A Level qualifications.
amazingly half of all the grades were an A* or A. This is our best result ever.
39% of the pupils did exceptionally well achieving an A* or an A in all their subjects.
nearly three quarters of all grades (73%) were in the A* to B range. This is the best result ever.
90% of all grades were in the A* to C range. Again, this is our best result ever.
In 2022 our pupils continued to achieve A Level results significantly higher than the average in England.
Academic excellence at the Senior School, compared to schools internationally as well as schools in Qatar, is evidenced in the PISA results. The Programme for International Pupil Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the OECD that measures the academic performance of 15-year-old pupils in three areas – reading, maths and science.
Our pupils significantly out-perform pupils from schools in Qatar, pupils in similar schools to ours and pupils in the average of all OECD schools that are surveyed worldwide in all three areas.