Outcomes and Progress

Principal Martin Blacoe said, “It is always both incredibly exciting and humbling to share this experience with our students; a key milestone in their educational journeys. We have seen some excellent individual results from across subject areas and, as always, are incredibly proud of our students’ achievements. Ten students secured results portfolios containing 8 or more Grade A and A*s at GSCE level and seven secured the maximum Grade 9 in the new English Language/Literature and Maths examinations. These represent exceptional performances in terms of overall attainment. Alongside these outcomes, many students secured results, which demonstrated excellent progress from a variety of starting points. It is crucial that we recognise the distance travelled by our students, as well as the final destination. There have been many stories of success at Post 16 level. Over two thirds of our Year 13 students have taken up places at university for September. Others are embarking on new Apprenticeships. Two students have taken the exciting step of setting up their own business. To all, whether it be at Post 16 or in Year 11, we offer our sincere congratulations and best wishes for the future.”

In light of the new grading system that the government has introduced in GCSE English and Maths, it is very difficult to draw any comparisons with historic data. One method is to use what is now known as ‘5 Standard Passes including English and Maths’ and compare it with what was previously known as the ‘5 A*- C including English and Maths’ measure. We are pleased that this year we have seen a 6% rise in this overall headline figure. This is in no small part due to the rapidly improving outcomes that we are witnessing from across our Maths team. The 5 A*- C figure for the subject rose by 8% this year, when compared with 2015/16 figures.


In English, 66% of our students achieved a Standard Pass, grade 4, or higher. 48 % of our students achieved a Strong Pass, grade 5, or higher.

In Maths, 59% of our students achieved a Standard Pass, grade 4, or higher. 36% of our students achieved a Strong Pass, grade 5, or higher.

The proportion of students achieving 5 Standard Passes including English and Maths was 50%.

The proportion of students achieving the Ebacc, with a Standard Pass in all subjects, was 16%.

At Post 16 our Applied General results were much cause for celebration. The average grade achieved was a Distinction, ensuring outcomes are above national figures yet again. At A Level we are celebrating strong outcomes across a range of different subjects including, Psychology, Biology and Business, all with outcomes above national figures. The average grade at A Level was a C.


More information can be found in the School Performance Tables, as published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education’s website,

or via the OFSTED Data Dashboard.  


For further information regarding specific examinations or exam board, useful links are listed below:

 AQA http://www.aqa.org.uk/

 WJEC http://www.wjec.co.uk/

 EDEXCEL https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

 OCR http://www.ocr.org.uk/


As always please contact the school if you require any further clarification related to standards and achievement.

Mrs L Pratt

Deputy Headteacher