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Performance and Results

Standards are rising rapidly….Pupils made above-average levels of progress. Ofsted 2018

Outcomes for GCSE and A Levels in 2020 are unique in that for the first time, they are based on Centre Assessed Grades as students were not able to sit examinations due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. All schools went through a rigorous moderating process and submitted grades that teachers judged would be the most likely outcome if students had been able to sit their exams.

Initially, Ofqual had planned to use an algorithm to further moderate grades to ensure they were more in line with prior attainment of the cohort and the school. However, these calculated grades were dropped in favour of the Centre Assessed Grades.

This has resulted overall in a degree of grade inflation and therefore a boost to results, but we remain confident that we followed the process diligently and with integrity and that these very positive outcomes are still realistic and recognise the hard work, knowledge and effort of our students.

At GCSE, 31% of entries achieved the highest possible grades of 9-7 (A*-A) and 67% of entries achieved 9-5 (a strong pass).

At A level, we had many exceptional students: 31% of grades were A*-A and 54% of students achieved A*-B.

Key Stage 4 Results 2020
Attainment 8  51.9
English & Maths at Grade 5 or above 54%
English Baccalaureate: average points score 4.70
Key Stage 5 Results 2020
A*-A Grades 31%
A*- B Grades 54%
A*-C Grades 86%
A*-E 100%
A Level Average Grade  B-
Vocational (Level 3) Average Grade Merit +
Percentage of leavers in education or employment 96%*

Key Stage 4 Results 2019
Progress 8 -0.07
Attainment 8  45.9
English & Maths at Grade 5 or above 44%
English Baccalaureate: average points score 4.1 (60% entering Ebacc)
Key Stage 5 Results 2019
Progress  ALPS 5

97.8% A*-E

72.8% A*-C

English Progress 100%
Maths Progress 23%
Retention 99%

Key Stage 4 Results 2018
Progress 8 0.20
Attainment 8  51.12
English & Maths at Grade 5 or above 47%
English Baccalaureate: average points score 4.7 (70% entering Ebacc)
Key Stage 5 Results 2018
Progress  ALPS 6

96.9% A*-E

68.2% A*-C

English Progress 24%
Maths Progress 23%


Further information, for both Key Stage 4 and 5 results, can be found here