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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
  • EBacc
  • Attainment

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Progress 8

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.).

Progress 8

Progress 8

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.

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Attainment 8

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
G 1 1
F 2 1.5
E 3 2
D 4 3
C 5 4
B 6 5.5
A 7 7
A* 8 8.5
Attainment 8

The overall Attainment 8 score for the school is 49.16.

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Basics (9-5 and 9-4 in English and maths)

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.

Basics

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English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

EBacc

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%.

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Attainment

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
Art 28.9 78.9 100 38 38 43.63 B-
Business Studies 8.8 39.7 91.2 68 68 30.38 E+
Computer Science 37.5 87.5 100 16 16 43.75 B-
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-
English Language 19.6 73 100 286 286 4.93 C
English Literature 18.9 75.8 100 286 286 4.83 C-
Film Studies 15.2 75.8 100 33 33 42.18 C+
Geography 27.1 72 100 107 107 41.23 C+
History 16.8 64.6 99.4 161 161 38.86 C-
ICT 16.7 54.8 100 42 42 37.43 C-
Mathematics 24.3 79 99.7 288 288 5.07 C
MFL French 13.2 73.5 100 68 68 41.68 C+
MFL German 16.7 77.8 100 36 36 42.17 C+
MFL Italian 100 100 100 1 1 58 A*
MFL Spanish 14.6 78.7 100 89 89 41.62 C+
Music 29.6 100 100 27 27 46.22 B
Performing Arts 48 88 100 25 25 48.16 B+
Physical Education 13.9 60.8 100 79 79 39.47 C
Psychology 8 43.7 97.7 87 87 33.63 D
Religious Education 17.2 60.7 98.9 267 267 39.19 C
Sci Biology 52.9 94.2 100 104 104 48.83 B+
Sci Chemistry 43.3 90.4 100 104 104 46.81 B
Sci Physics 48.1 92.3 100 104 104 48.13 B+
Science Additional 12.1 72 99.5 182 182 40.77 C
Science Core 8.7 69.9 100 183 183 40.36 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.

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