The King’s School, Harpenden, Results - GCSEs & SATs

GCSEs Results

2018 GCSE Results - 16 Candidates

Grade 9 – 22% (a new grade for the very top pupils (like an A**) - 4% nationally!)
Grade 8/9 – 33% (old A* - 11% nationally)
Grade 7-9 – 51% (old A/A* - over half the exams taken at the school were passed at 7 or above! National figure 20%.)
All grades passed at 4 or above – 97% (C or above - considered by the government to be a standard pass. Nationally – 67%)
Five or more GCSEs graded 4 or above – 100%
Five or more GCSEs graded 4 or above, including English & Maths – 94%

Summary of 2018 GCSE Results

The King's School Class of 2018 had an excellent work ethic and we always expected that they would achieve or exceed their potential, however, we were blown away by their outstanding attainment. Well done to all the pupils and staff for these sensational results!

To illustrate the excellent progress that this class made, 62% of grades exceeded the figure that the Y7 CAT tests predicted they would get and 40% exceeded it by 2 or more grades, which is an outstanding achievement.

The government now report Progress 8 as a measure of how well a school is doing. As an Independent school, we cannot access this measure. However, it is based on Attainment 8 (a score taken from the pupils best 8 GCSEs according to certain criteria), which is then compared to a predicted outcome based on KS2 results from Year 6. I can calculate the Attainment 8 score but don’t have access to our pupil’s predicted outcomes. For this class the average attainment 8 score was 67.3. This score compares very favourably with 2017 figures, both nationally and locally - National average 44.6, Hertfordshire 49.7.

Our school is in the top 100 for GCSE 2017/18 results for co-ed independent schools in England.

Previous years' attainment:

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Candidates 13 23 18 19 10
A or A* grades 35% 38% 24% 28% 25%
A*-B grades 64% 67% 49% 60% 64%
A*-C grades 91% 81% 73% 82% 89%
5 or more A*-C incl. English & Maths 92% 70% 61% 74% 90%
5 or more A*-C 100% 78% 78% 89% 90%

The King's School, SATs (KS2) Results

2018 KS2 SATs RESULTS - 12 CANDIDATES

READING - 10 pupils reached expected standard (83% compared to National average of 75%)

GRAMMER, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING - 11 pupils reached expected standard (92% compared to National average of 78%)

MATHS - 10 pupils reached expected standard (83% compared to National average of 76%)

WRITING (Teacher assessed) - 9 pupils reached expected standard (75% compared to National average of 78%)

SCIENCE (Teacher assessed) - 10 pupils reached expected standard (83% compared to National averge of 82%)

READING, MATHS & WRITING COMBINED - 8 pupils reached expected standard (66% compared to National average of 64%)

2017 KS2 SATs RESULTS - 16 CANDIDATES

READING - 14 pupils reached expected standard (88% compared to National average of 71%)

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING - 14 pupils reached expected standard (88% compared to National average of 77%)

MATHS - 11 pupils reached expected standard (69% compared to National average of 75%)

ALL THREE SUBJECTS COMBINED - 8 pupils reached expected standard (50% compared to National average of 76%)

WRITING (Teacher assessment only) - 8 pupils reached expected standard (50% compared to National average of 76%)

NB: A high percentage of pupils in this class (7 out of 16 pupils) have received regular extra SEN support which has enabled them to improve their achievement throughout the year, with regard to Maths and Writing.

2016 KS2 SATs RESULTS - 21 CANDIDATES

READING - 17 pupils reached expected standard (81% compared to National average of 66%)

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING - 18 pupils reached expected standard (86% compared to National average of 72%)

MATHS - 17 pupils reached expected standard (81% compared to National average of 70%)

ALL THREE SUBJECTS COMBINED - 14 pupils reached expected standard (66% compared to National average of 53%)

PREVIOUS YEARS' RESULTS

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of Candidates 21 10 16 12 17
English Reading Level 3 - - 0% 0% 6%
English Reading Level 4 - - 31% 16% 24%
English Reading Level 5 - - 69% 84% 71%
English Reading Level 6 - - - - 0%
English Gram, Punct, Spell Level 3 0% 0% 13% 0% 18%
English Gram, Punct, Spell Level 4 43% 60% 31% 34% 18%
English Gram, Punct, Spell Level 5 57% 40% 43% 50% 59%
English Gram, Punct, Spell Level 6 - - 13% 16% 6%
English number of candidates disapplied - - - - -
Maths Level 3 9% 0% 12% 8% 6%
Maths Level 4 33% 60% 43% 34% 53%
Maths Level 5 57% 40% 31% 34% 35%
Maths Level 6 - - 7% 24% 6%
Maths number of candidates disapplied - - 1(7%) - -