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St. Mary's Catholic High School

GCSE Exam Results

New School Accountability Measures from 2016
From 2016 the Department of Education has implemented a new secondary school accountability system.  This includes the introduction of two new accountability measures; Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.

The new performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will attract additional points in the performance tables.

Progress 8 will be calculated for individual pupils solely in order to calculate a school’s Progress 8 score, and there will be no need for schools to share individual Progress 8 scores with their pupils. Schools should continue to focus on which qualifications are most suitable for individual pupils, as the grades pupils achieve will help them reach their goals for the next stage of their education or training.

Attainment 8 will measure the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.

Further information including how these measures are calculated can be found in this document.

 

Cohort

256

  

Average Total Points

412.64

Average KS2 APS

28.27

  

Average Attainment 8

54.15

Average Total Progress 8

0.13

Progress 8 Upper Confidence Limit

0.27

Progress 8 Lower Confidence Limit

0

  

Students entered for the E-BACC

54.70%

Students achieving the Ebacc

34.40%

  

Pupils making expected progress in English

90%

Pupils making expected progress in Mathematics

66%

Basics level 2 (A*-C in Eng & Mat) 68%
  

VA Score

1016.8

 

VA Score

A table of historical GCSE results can be found below:

Gender

Year

5+ A*-C

5+ A*-C incl
E&M

5+
A*-G

Capped APS

English 3LOP

Maths 3LOP

School

2015*

80

66

100

341

76

64

National

65

54

96

318

72

68

School

2014*

76

66

96

336

71

70

National

64

53

93

308

70

65

School

2013

84

72

98

349

87

74

National

83

60

95

338

69

70

School

2012

92

71

100

365

77

70

National

82

58

95

340

67

68

School

2011

82

65

99

349

78

66

National

80

57

94

335

71

64

School

2010

83

69

99

354

82

66

National

75

54

94

327

71

64

 

Staff - Exams

Examinations Manager
Mr S. Quinn
 
Assessment Manager

Mr R. Washington

Administration Support

Ms C. Grange