GCSE 2017 RESULTS
A*- C (including vocational) 60%
A*- C (excluding vocational) 49% (significant drop on previous years)
Vocational subjects continued to perform very strongly:
ICT 93% Distinction* 7% Distinction
HASC 100% pass 90% Distinction or above.
A level performance was notably very weak with the exception of Art, Photography, Design and Psychology. 65% of subjects are now ALPS blue which means that they range in the bottom 25% to bottom 5% of performance on a national scale.
4+ English and Maths 60%
5+ English and Maths 40%
5A*-C incl. English and Maths 57%
GCSE outcomes were significantly better than in 2016. Maths made significant improvements and English also improved. 70% of GCSE subjects showed improvement in attainment this year. Significant observations include:
- 4+ English and Maths has improved from 45% to 60%
- %A*C including English and Maths has improved from 41% to 57%
- Pupil Premium still lags behind non-Pupil Premium – 39% achieved 4+ in English and Maths, 39% also achieved 5A*C including English and Maths
- 60% of students currently in receipt of free school meals achieved 4+ in English and Maths which matches the performance of those not currently receiving free school meals
- Boys outperformed girls, with 62% of boys achieving 4+ En&Ma and only 57% of girls achieving this benchmark
- 5+ En/Ma compares favourably (anecdotally) with other schools that achieved higher 4+ scores than us
- Science made a significant improvement with the percentage of students gaining 4+ rising from 41% to 60%
- 8 students gained a 9 in Maths – this represents 5% of our students which is significantly above the national percentage of 2.6.