The value added pupil performance at GCSE and A Level is measured by Durham University Centre for Educational Management.  Our performance at GCSE consistently ranks Leweston in the top 10% of schools nationally.   

Value added is a measure of the progress pupils make between different stages of education; if girls perform beyond expectations this is reflected in a high ‘value added’ score. Typically, Leweston achieves an average score of +0.8 of a grade at GCSE and this high ranking demonstrates Leweston’s ability to add value to each girl’s education and encourage them to perform above original expectations. The Yellis system measures performance to GCSE and is used by the majority of independent schools.

At A Level Leweston typically achieves further value added with an average of +0.3 of a grade measured from pupil’s GCSE performance using Durham University’s Alis system.

Director of Studies at Leweston, Geoff Smith commented,

We are delighted with this external verification of the outstanding performance of our pupils which reflects the dedication and hard work that they have put into their studies. It highlights the serious work ethic of the school, the benefits of Leweston’s exceptional staff to pupil ratio and our ability to help every girl fulfil her potential.

Did You Know?

Over the last few years over 95% of our leavers have won places at their first choice university.

Leweston has a 95% success rate in medicine & veterinary applications over the last 5 years, far above the national independent school average.

Every year over 50% of our leavers go on to study at the Russell group universities.

OUR VALUE ADDED CONSISTENTLY PLACES LEWESTON IN THE TOP 5 or 10% OF SCHOOLS NATIONALLY. Click here for more information.