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Exam Results

Follow this link for information from the Department for Education (DfE). This details information across a wide range of indicators including both attainment and progress for pupils at the end of key stage 4.

Headteacher Comments

The results in 2017 were excellent, a testament to the hard work of all students, parents and staff.  This was the ‘year of change’ with 13 A-levels changing to linear exams and GCSE exams having different grading systems:

  • Levels 9 – 1 for English and maths
  • A* – G for other subjects
  • 3 different versions of GCSE exams being used in the UK

I am particularly proud of the broad curriculum we offer and the range of excellence obtained in all subjects.

A-level Results

A*-E 99%, A*-B 48.3%, Average Points Score 33.8%, Average Grade C+

Well done to all in our first cohort of A-level students.  All have either gone onto apprenticeships or further education to nine different universities with Warwick, Lancaster, Bristol, Birmingham and Bath being the most popular choices.

AS-level Results (two subjects undertaken)

Politics – 50% A grade    90% A*-E

Maths – 58% A*-C    90% A*-E

GCSE Results

Level 9-5 Level 9-4
English Language CWLC 50.8% 77.6%
National 48.0% 64.9%
English Literature CWLC 50.0% 74.7%
National 54.7% 72.0%
Maths CWLC 48.6% 73.6%
National 48.1% 68.9%

English and maths combined:    Level 4 and above 71%    Level 5 and above 43%

EBacc results across English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL:    Level 5 and A*-C and above – 33%     Level 4 and A*-C and above – 42%

Summer 2017 Results

Overview of GCSE Results

Reformed Subjects

Subject Name Entries APS # A* to A % A* to A # A* to C % A* to C # A* to D % A* to D 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 F U X
English (9-1) Edexcel 1 48 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
English Language  – GCSE (9-1) Full Course 227 42.84 37 16.3% 179 78.85% 213 93.83% 5 13 19 38 60 44 34 10 3 1
English Lit (9-1) Edexcel 1 44 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
English Literature  – GCSE (9-1) Full Course 226 42.91 35 15.49% 177 78.32% 210 92.92% 6 10 19 47 54 41 33 13 2 1
Mathematics Option F  – GCSE (9-1) Full Course 227 41.34 34 14.98% 173 76.21% 203 89.43% 4 15 15 17 55 67 30 17 7
Mathematics Tier F  – GCSE (9-1) Full Course 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
15 38 53 103 170 153 97 40 12 0 2 0

Unreformed Subjects

Subject Name Entries APS # A* to A % A* to A # A* to C % A* to C # A* to D % A* to D A* A B C D E F G U X
Additional Science (Route 2)  – GCSE Full Course 1 46 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Additional Science B  – GCSE Full Course 183 39.01 17 9.29% 111 60.66% 168 91.8% 1 16 33 61 57 11 2 2
Art GCSE 38 46.47 12 31.58% 37 97.37% 38 100% 5 7 13 12 1
Art Makeup GCSE 9 46 3 33.33% 9 100% 9 100% 1 2 2 4
Biology B  – GCSE Full Course 42 47.43 16 38.1% 40 95.24% 42 100% 8 8 14 10 2
Catering    Cash in (Linear)  – GCSE Full Course 15 40 1 6.67% 10 66.67% 13 86.67% 1 5 4 3 2
Cert.in Dig.Apps.Level 1  – DiDA Certificate Level 3 10.67 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1
Cert.in Dig.Apps.Level 2  – DiDA Certificate Level 4 41.5 0 0% 4 100% 4 100% 1 3
Chemistry B  – GCSE Full Course 42 47.86 15 35.71% 41 97.62% 42 100% 8 7 18 8 1
Chinese  – GCSE Full Course 5 53.2 4 80% 4 80% 5 100% 4 1
Computing  – GCSE Full Course 29 42.07 6 20.69% 21 72.41% 27 93.1% 6 10 5 6 2
Core Science (Pearson) GCSE 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
D & T: Food Technology  – GCSE Full Course 31 43.87 7 22.58% 27 87.1% 29 93.55% 4 3 8 12 2 2
D & T: Graphic Products  – GCSE Full Course 23 45.22 7 30.43% 20 86.96% 22 95.65% 4 3 7 6 2 1
D & T: Resistant Materials Tech  – GCSE Full Cours 25 40 3 12% 15 60% 23 92% 1 2 5 7 8 2
D & T: Textiles Technology  – GCSE Full Course 7 45.14 0 0% 7 100% 7 100% 6 1
Dance  – GCSE Full Course 14 43 1 7.14% 10 71.43% 14 100% 1 9 4
Drama  – GCSE Full Course 10 43 2 20% 8 80% 9 90% 2 4 2 1 1
French  – GCSE Full Course 98 39.69 10 10.2% 57 58.16% 93 94.9% 5 5 17 30 36 4 1
GCE Creative Writing AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 6 53.75 4 66.67% 6 100% 6 100% 3 1 2
GCE Greek AS 1 45 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
GCE Polish AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 5 66 5 100% 5 100% 5 100% 4 1
General Studies GCSE 1 22 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1
Geography A  – GCSE Full Course 109 39.06 16 14.68% 65 59.63% 82 75.23% 5 11 24 25 17 22 3 2
German  – GCSE Full Course 1 58 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 1
History A (Shp)  – GCSE Full Course 120 40.45 26 21.67% 75 62.5% 98 81.67% 11 15 28 21 23 11 7 4
Ict  – GCSE Full Course 8 40 0 0% 6 75% 8 100% 2 4 2
Maths: Additional Mathematics  – FSMQ Advanced 24 22.08 4 16.67% 6 25% 11 45.83% 3 1 2 5 13
Modern Greek GCSE 2 49 1 50% 2 100% 2 100% 1 1
Music  – GCSE Full Course 8 35.5 1 12.5% 1 12.5% 7 87.5% 1 6 1
Photography GCSE 29 46.83 8 27.59% 28 96.55% 29 100% 5 3 13 7 1
Physical Education  – GCSE Full Course 39 42.62 11 28.21% 26 66.67% 35 89.74% 4 7 10 5 9 2 2
Physics B  – GCSE Full Course 42 47 12 28.57% 40 95.24% 42 100% 8 4 19 9 2
Polish  – GCSE Full Course 6 55 5 83.33% 6 100% 6 100% 4 1 1
Portuguese  – GCSE Full Course 2 43 1 50% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
Religious Studies B  – GCSE Full Course 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Religious Studies B (Phls/Apld Ethc)  – GCSE Full 29 48.48 15 51.72% 27 93.1% 28 96.55% 4 11 10 2 1 1
Science A (Route 2)  – GCSE Full Course 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Science B  – GCSE Full Course 183 40.82 22 12.02% 128 69.95% 173 94.54% 3 19 43 63 45 10
Spanish  – GCSE Full Course 98 41.9 26 26.53% 66 67.35% 81 82.65% 9 17 20 20 15 16 1
Statistics GCSE 1 46 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
95 161 329 328 251 90 20 6 16 0

Overview of BTEC Results

Subject Name Entries APS # A* to A % A* to A # A* to C % A* to C # A* to D % A* to D D*2 D2 M2 P2 P1 U X
Business (Award)  – BTEC Level 1/2 26 40.92 0 0% 26 100% 26 100% 4 22
Childrens Play, Learning and Development  – BTEC Level 24 35.13 2 8.33% 13 54.17% 13 54.17% 1 1 3 8 11
Music  – BTEC Level 1/2 6 48 2 33.33% 6 100% 6 100% 1 1 3 1

 

Subject Name Entries APS # A* to A % A* to A # A* to C % A* to C # A* to D % A* to D D* D M C P F U X
Chinese FCSE 3 34 0 0% 0 0% 3 100% 3
ESOL Skills for Life (Qcf)  – ESOL Unassigned 1 46 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
French  – 32 30.25 0 0% 0 0% 12 37.5% 12 20
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy 13 40 0 0% 13 100% 13 100% 13
Spanish  – 18 32.33 0 0% 0 0% 13 72.22% 13 5
0 28 25 0 14 0 0 0

Overview of A-Level Results

Subject Name Entries APS # A* to A % A* to A # A* to B % A* to B # A* to C % A* to C A* A B C D E F G U X
Art and Design: Fine Art  – GCE Advanced 4 52.5 4 100% 4 100% 4 100% 1 3
Biology A  – GCE Advanced 11 19.09 0 0% 2 18.18% 3 27.27% 2 1 3 4 1
Biology A  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 2 15 0 0% 0 0% 1 50% 1 1
Business  – GCE Advanced 2 35 0 0% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
Business  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 2 30 0 0% 1 50% 1 50% 1 1
Chemistry A  – GCE Advanced 8 30 1 12.5% 3 37.5% 6 75% 1 2 3 2
Chemistry A  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 5 36 1 20% 3 60% 4 80% 1 2 1 1
Computer Science  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 1 10 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1
Computer Science Pst Mod  – GCE Advanced 2 45 1 50% 2 100% 2 100% 1 1
English Lit A ADV Option A  – GCE Advanced 10 37 2 20% 6 60% 9 90% 1 1 4 3 1
Extended Project  – Ext Project Unassigned 6 33.33 2 33.33% 2 33.33% 4 66.67% 2 2 2
French     A Level Cash-in  – GCE Advanced 2 40 0 0% 2 100% 2 100% 2
French     AS Cash-in  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 2 40 0 0% 2 100% 2 100% 2
Further Mathematics  – GCE Advanced 2 45 1 50% 2 100% 2 100% 1 1
GCE D & T: Product Des (Tex) ADV  – GCE Advanced 1 30 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 1
GCE D & T: Product Des (Tex) AS  – GCE Advanced Su 2 40 1 50% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
GCE Dance ADV  – GCE Advanced 2 35 0 0% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
GCE Dance AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 2 35 0 0% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
GCE Drama & Theatre Stds ADV  – GCE Advanced 2 35 0 0% 1 50% 2 100% 1 1
GCE Drama & Theatre Studies AS  – GCE Advanced Sub 2 40 0 0% 2 100% 2 100% 2
GCE Geography ADV  – GCE Advanced 12 29.17 1 8.33% 3 25% 7 58.33% 1 2 4 5
GCE Geography AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 11 33.64 2 18.18% 5 45.45% 8 72.73% 2 3 3 3
GCE Government & Politics ADV  – GCE Advanced 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
GCE Government and Politics AS  – GCE Advanced Sub 1 50 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 1
German     AS Cash-in  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 1 30 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 1
History ADV Option FN  – GCE Advanced 14 35.71 2 14.29% 9 64.29% 11 78.57% 2 7 2 3
History AS Option FN  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 1 40 0 0% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Mathematics  – GCE Advanced 16 30.63 4 25% 5 31.25% 11 68.75% 1 3 1 6 1 4
Maths AS Level 20 38.5 7 35% 13 65% 18 90% 7 6 5 1 1
Physical Education  – GCE Advanced 3 20 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 3
Physical Education  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 3 16.67 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1
Physics A  – GCE Advanced 7 32.86 2 28.57% 4 57.14% 5 71.43% 2 2 1 2
Physics A  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 3 16.67 0 0% 0 0% 1 33.33% 1 2
Psychology ADV  – GCE Advanced 16 35 4 25% 7 43.75% 12 75% 1 3 3 5 4
Psychology AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 2 45 1 50% 2 100% 2 100% 1 1
Religious Studies  – GCE Advanced 7 37.14 3 42.86% 5 71.43% 5 71.43% 3 2 1 1
Religious Studies  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 8 38.75 4 50% 6 75% 6 75% 4 2 1 1
Russian  – GCE Advanced 1 50 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Russian  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 1 50 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 1
Sociology ADV  – GCE Advanced 9 38.89 3 33.33% 6 66.67% 8 88.89% 3 3 2 1
Sociology AS  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 3 30 1 33.33% 1 33.33% 1 33.33% 1 2
Spanish    A Level Cash-in  – GCE Advanced 3 40 1 33.33% 2 66.67% 3 100% 1 1 1
Spanish    AS Cash-in  – GCE Advanced Subsidiary 3 43.33 1 33.33% 3 100% 3 100% 1 2
4 48 60 48 34 20 0 0 2 0

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