Exam Results Summer 2017
71% of the 144 students have secured 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths, the two subjects graded on the new numbers system for the first time this year.
82% of students gained a grade 4 or better in English (old C grade) with 66% gaining a grade 5 or better (high C+). Results in Maths were also very good with 76% gaining a good pass (grade 4 or better) and 45% gaining a strong pass (grade 5 or better). In addition, 35% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, the government’s school performance measure of academic subjects, and 99% secured 5 GCSE passes.
|Progress 8||N/A||+0.09||not yet available|
|A* – C in English and Mathematics||53%||72%||71%|
|A* – C in English||63%||85%||82%|
|A* – C in Mathematics||74%||76%||76%|
*Provisional unvalidated data
‘Attainment 8’ score
Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications. In 2017 this figure has dropped nationally due to changes in the points that each grade is worth as the new 9-1 GCSEs are introduced. It is expected that a further drop will be seen in 2018 so year on year comparisons of this figure should be avoided.
‘Progress 8’ score (progress made during the secondary school)
Progress 8 shows how well pupils have progressed between the end of primary school (key stage 2) and the end of secondary school (key stage 4), compared to pupils in other schools who got similar results at the end of primary school. This figure is usually made available to schools by the Government towards the end of October.
GCSE Examinations – Summer 2016
71% 5+ A*-C grades including English and Maths
44% of students achieved the Ebacc
These are new records for Bridgnorth, not just the Endowed school
The Government has four new measures for parents to use to compare schools to try to remove the way some schools misquote data or do not quote accurate figures before the league tables come out:
BASICS: Students achieving A*-C grade in English and Maths = 71% at BES 2016
It is expected that the national average for this is 66% this year
Progress 8: +0.1
EBACC: At BES 44% of students achieved the EBACC compared to a national average of 24% last year. This was the highest result in Shropshire
The Ebacc demonstrates a broad and balanced curriculum. Students have to achieve an A*-C grade in English language, maths, two sciences, a humanity and a language.
Attainment 8: At BES this summer that was a C+. Attainment 8 looks at the 8 best subjects for each student and provides an average overall grade.
Of these four measures the one that schools can only estimate currently is Progress 8 because it is a figure that is calculated by Government statisticians for each school. It compares individual student progress to progress for that national cohort but schools can estimate it as we have done.
Please note that this is the first year that these data sets have been used officially so any result in these areas is a new record.
I would suggest that parents use these measures and the old measure (the percentage of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths) to help you when comparing schools.
Grades Obtained by Year 11 Students
Please note: These results were gained over three years by the year 11 cohort as the examination entry policy was for students to sit GCSEs in years 9, 10 and 11 in the option subjects. This policy has now changed with the current year 11 students doing all GCSE exams in year 11.
|Subject||Entries||% A* – A||% A* – C|
|Further Additional Science||25||76||96|
|Subject||Entries||% D* – P|
|Applied Science (L2 Ex. Cert)||13||77|
|Travel & Tourism||8||38|
D = Distinction in BTECs with D* being a distinction star
GCE Examinations – Summer 2016
Grades Obtained by Year 13 Students
These results put the Endowed school on a par with all other local schools that have quoted exam results in the normally expected way.
71% of grades being A*-C and 98% of grades being A*-E or equivalent.
|Subject||% A* – B||% A* – E|
|Art & Design||0||67|
|Health & Social Care||50||75|
|Subject||% D* – D||% D* – P|
|Applied Science (Cert)||0||100|
|Business (Sub. Dip)||67||100|
|Health (Sub. Dip)||33||33|
|I.T. (Sub. Dip)||100||100|