Results - GCSEs & SATs

Results


GCSE Results 2017

Attainment at the end of KS4 (GCSEs):

  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%

Summary of 2017 GCSE results

This year's results were pleasing, with most pupils attaining their predicted grades and a number gaining a grade higher than expected. 8 out of 10 pupils made excellent progress towards the end of their course to achieve a 6 (strong 'B') or better in English, opening up a wider range of A-Level options. This figure of 80% is outstanding compared to the national figure of 29%. 100% passed English (4 or above) compared to 65% of pupils nationally. 60% of our pupils passed Maths at 6 or above, again comparing favourably with the national figure of 30%.

25% of subjects taken were passed at A or A*, which is a quarter of all entries in a mixed ability, non-selective class. This is a good achievement and above the national level of 21%. At King's, able pupils are stretched and challenged to achieve the best possible grades. 64% of entries were passed at A*, A or B, meaning that almost two thirds of subjects taken were passed at a grade good enough to study the subject at A-Level, again being well above the national level of 42%.

With small classes we are prone to dramatic fluctuations in attainment statistics and therefore a detailed look at progress is perhaps more helpful in assessing whether the school is helping every pupil achieve their full potential academically. In the 2017 cohort 100% of pupils made 3+ levels of progress in English from KS2 to KS4, much higher than the national average. The vast majority of the class actually made 4+ levels of progress, beyond the expected progress in this key subject area. The changes we have made in the teaching of English, detailed in previous reports, are clearly shown by these results to have been successful.

In Maths attainment was again high but the progress statistics also paint a bright picture. 100% of pupils made 3+ levels of progress across the two key stages of secondary school and 67% made 4+ levels of progress, both far above the national norms. The pupils benefit from differentiated work in their mixed ability classes in Key Stage 3, preparing them well for their GCSE course, which is taught in two separate sets, giving them the opportunity to work at a pace that is suitable for them as an individual.

80% of pupils attained at least two good Science GCSEs (C grade or above), which again compares favourably with national figures. Our pupils are given the option to study for all three 'triple' sciences, which can aid preparation for A-Level study, or opt to sit Science and Additional Science. The split is usually about fifty-fifty.

The 'best 8' points scores for the class averaged at 360, which gives an indication of the overall ability of the group. We do not insist that pupils opt for 'EBacc' subjects, but rather tailor our option system to meet the needs, interests and passions of our pupils. 100% of the class attained a C or better in either Geography or History and 50% obtained a C or better in French or German.


KEY STAGE 2 SATS RESULTS 2017

READING - 14 out of 16 pupils reached the expected standard (88% compared to the national average of 71%)

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING - 14 out of 16 pupils reached the expected standard (88% compared to the national average of 77%)

MATHS - 11 out of 16 reached the expected standard (69% compared to the national average of 75%)

ALL THREE SUBJECTS COMBINED - 8 out of 16 pupils reached the expected standard (50% compared to the national average of 76%)

WRITING (Teacher assessment only) - 8 out of 16 pupils reached the expected standard (50% compared to the 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.

 

KEY STAGE 2 SATS RESULTS 2016

READING - 17 out of 21 pupils reached the expected standard (81% compared to the National average of 66%)

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING - 18 out of 21 pupils reached the expected standard (86% compared to the National average of 72%)

MATHS - 17 out of 21 pupils reached the expected standard (81% compared to the National average of 70%)

ALL THREE SUBJECTS COMBINED - 14 out of 21 pupils reached the expected standard (66% compared to the 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%) - -

 

 


 

 

Principal Clive Case reports:

"We are in essence an academically orientated school with a strong Christian ethos. We continually strive for improvement in all areas and are very proud of what we have achieved."