KS4 Results

Our Exam Results

2019 Examination Performance

New GCSEs are now taken by students in the vast majority of subjects. These qualifications are graded from 9 to 1, rather than from A* to G as previously.  The way that students’ success at GCSE level is measured has also changed.  There is now a greater emphasis on the progress students make rather than just on the actual grades they achieve.

 

Attainment

Average Attainment 8 – the points value of student’s best 8 GCSE grades (with English and Maths counted twice).

Attainment 8 grade– this is the average grade that students obtained in their GCSEs at a school.

Basics – a key performance measure for schools is the proportion of students who attain a ‘Good Pass’ in both English and mathematics (grade 4 or above). A ‘Strong Pass’ is considered to be grade 5 and above. For English, it is the student’s best grade of English Language and Literature which is included.

ATTAINMENT20182019
Average A831.5632.78
Average A8 grade3.143.28
Basics 9-70.93.9
Basics 9-514.621.1
Basics 9-432.238.2
EBacc 9-533.9
Ebac 9-45.26.6
Ebac APS2.732.89

 

We are really pleased to have seen an improvement in our Attainment 8 and Basics measures.

EnglishMaths
4+5+7+4+5+7+
201845.529.23.439.120.63.9
201952.234.210.145.227.68.8

 

We are really pleased to have seen an improvement in both English and Maths.

Progress

Progress 8 – the progress made by students towards achieving their expected grades based on their achievements at KS2. It is a calculation based on the achievement across 8 subjects for each student and based on whether they met, exceeded or were below their expected performance in each subject.  A figure is then calculated for the whole school. -0.5 is considered to be the ‘floor standard’, or the minimum expected standard set by the government.

 

Orchard Mead’s provisional Progress 8 figure for 2019 is -0.478 which is above the floor standard.

Progress 8
2018-0.649
2019-0.478 (provisional)

 

We are really pleased to have seen an improvement in our Progress 8 measure. More students have achieved results this year that will support them into positive futures.

 

Destination measures

A measure of a school’s success is how well-prepared students are for the next stage in their life.

The latest figures available show that from a total 2018 cohort of 236, 228 students (96.6%) who completed their studies in July 2018 were participating in either:

  • Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
  • Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship

 

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