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2018 Examination Performance

The way that students’ success at GCSE level is measured is changing.  There is now a greater emphasis on the progress students make rather than just on the actual grades they achieve.  This is a great step for us because our students make really good progress in many subjects.  In addition, with respect to grades, 13 subjects performed better than in 2017 at either A*-A (7+) or A*-C (4+) level and 10 subjects continued to perform above National Average. 

We have included some of the old measures as well as the new measures below so you can look at improvements in performance and compare like with like.

New measures include:

Basics – the percentage of students achieving a 5+ grade (an old B/C) or above in both English and Maths

Attainment 8 – the points value of student’s best 8 GCSE grades (with English and Maths counted twice)

Progress 8 – the progress made by students towards achieving their expected grades based on their achievements at KS2. This score is 0 if every child makes good progress.

We are really pleased to have seen so many students achieve results this year that will support them into positive futures and we have seen results improve across many areas.  Many of our students started Year 7 having thrived at primary school, although many others joined us with learning, and particularly literacy, difficulties, and so the results we achieved were all the more impressive.

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

Old measures

5A*-C including English & Maths
 at grade C/4+

49%

52%

57%

50%

5A*-G (Grade 1+)

94%

94%

97%

99%

3A*-A (Grade 7+)

15%

22%

21%

16%

New measures

Basics (English & Maths at grade 4+)

51%

52%

58%

 54%

Basics (English & Maths at grade 5+)

34%

30%

Attainment 8 (Not comparable with previous years as the curriculum has changed)

44.7

47.7

44.5

39.5

Progress 8 (Not comparable with previous years as the curriculum has changed)

-0.13

-0.04

+0.23

-0.4

N.B.  Progress 8 counts the results of all students, whether they attended or not.  It does not count all subjects though.  The Progress 8 of our subjects for the students who were in lessons was -0.04.