We are committed to enabling all young people within our local community to achieve their full potential within a high achieving, disciplined and safe environment.
GCSE Exam Results 2017
The following report outlines how well we have performed against national benchmarks. Whilst we recognise the importance of these benchmarks, we remain focussed on what the results mean for our students, their families and our staff.
Nationally, schools are judged using a number of criteria:
- Progress 8
- Attainment 8
- Basics (9-5 and 9-4) in English and maths
This measure shows the average progress made across eight GCSE subjects. The eight subjects counted include maths, English, EBacc subjects (sciences, languages, humanities, computer science) and Open subjects (art, music, technology etc.).
If every student reaches their GCSE target grade (as determined by their performance at KS2) in all eight subjects, then the school's Progress 8 score is zero.
The Progress 8 score for 2017 is -0.07 (-0.22 - +0.08) which shows that students made progress in line with expectation.
The methodology for calculating Attainment 8 has changed and so there can be no direct comparison between 2015/16 and 2017 results.
The Attainment 8 score is the average Attainment 8 score across all pupils. The scores for individual GCSE grades have changed this year (see below), so a student who achieved 8 grade C grades in 2016 scored 40 points compared to 32 points this year.
|GCSE Grade||2016 Points||2017/18 Points|
The overall Attainment 8 score for the school is 49.16.
This figure replaces the former 5 A*-C (En/ma) headline measure.
Students are awarded a 'Strong' pass if they achieve a 9-5 in English and maths and a 'Standard' pass if they achieve 9-4 in English and maths. There has been a complete overhaul of the English and maths GCSE in terms of content and standards.
The percentage of students achieving a 'Standard' pass in Basics (9-4 in English and maths) is 73% with 52% achieving a 'Strong' pass.
The EBacc is awarded to students who achieve an 9-5 in English and maths and an A*-C in science / geography or history and a language.
The percentage of students achieving the EBacc is 37%.
The following data shows how individual faculties performed (%A*-A and %A*-C). The % A*/A data shown for maths and English equates to the percentage of students achieving grades 9-7 and the % A*-C data equates to the percentage of students achieving grades 9-4.
|Qualification Name||A*-A %||A*-C %||A*-G %||Stu Count||Entries||Avg Pts||Avg Grade|
|DT Electronic Products||7.7||46.2||100||13||13||37.23||C-|
|DT Food Technology||23.8||76.2||100||42||42||43||B-|
|DT Resistant Materials||2.1||53.2||100||47||47||37.45||C-|
Overall, 21% of grades achieved at GCSE were grades A*-A (7-9) with 30 students achieving 8 or more A*-A (7-9) grades.
Individual performances saw five students achieving 10 A/A* (7-9) grades.
It is impossible to compare the results this summer with those from previous years. We will await the release of ASP (the replacement for RAISE) and the new Ofsted school comparison tool to replace the Data Dashboard.
- Download the GCSE Results Summary - Sept 2017 (.pdf | 13kb)
- Download the A Level Results Summary - Sept 2017 (.pdf | 87kb)
- Department for Education (DfE) School Performance Tables