School External Exam Results 2015-16

GCSE exam results

Congratulations to all our students who sat their GCSE exams this summer. As you can see we have had our highest ever number of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including a modern foreign language and our highest percentage of students passing 5A* – C grade GCSEs in the last 3 years. Our best performing student achieved 6 A grade and A* grade GCSEs so well done.

The Government has two new measures for comparing how well students performed in their exams compared to that in other schools, they are attainment 8 and progress 8.

Attainment 8: this gives an average points score per student in year 11. It is based on the new GCSE grading system. In our school our attainment 8 for year 11 2016 is 5.57. This means the average grade achieved for our students was between a grade C and a grade B.

Progress 8: This measure is a way of comparing like students. It is based on the levels achieved at key stage 2 and progress since key stage2. In school we are currently collecting data so that we can calculate this figure

  Number of
Students
in class
Number of
GCSE exams sat
Number of
students
sitting MFL
Number of
students
achieving A* – C
inc MFL
Number of
students
achieving 5
A* – C grades
Number of
students
achieving 5
A* – C grades
inc Maths &
English
    Max Min        
Summer 2016 9 9 8 7 [78%] 6 [67%] 9 [100%] 8 [89%]
Summer 2015 13 11 (1 student)
10 (1 student)
8 12 [92%] 8 [62%] 13 [100%] 10 [77%]
Summer 2014 13 9 8 12 [92%] 2 [15%] 12 [92%] 11 [85%]
Focus Average              
National Average
(Summer 2015)
            52.8%

 

Results for our Year 13 students who left in Sumer 2016

Congratulations to our A level students who have just received their results for their final exams to be sat at school. We have had a wide range of exams studied by our students at both A2 and AS level in the sixth form. Our top performing student achieved an A and two Bs in their A2 exams as well as passing Maths AS and two freestanding maths qualifications.

The following subjects were taken at A2 level: Business Studies, Geography, English, History and Law. As well as one student achieving a grade A in their EPQ (Extended Project Question)

Whilst the following subjects were studied at AS level: Business Studies, Graphics, Accounts, Economics, DT, Maths, History Geography, English, and Law

Most of our students also studied vocational subjects: English for Business Communication and the Free Standing Maths Qualifications. As well as “sitting” public speaking exams.

Year

Number of Students in Sixth Form Number of students sitting 3 A2 exams Number of A2 exams sat

Number of students passing at grades

A*-A

Number of students passing at

Grades

A* – C

Number of students passing at grades

A* _ E

Number of AS exams sat

2016

13

5 [38%]

27

3 [11%]

14 [52%]

27 [100%]

25

2015

9

7

25

2 [8%]

20 [80%]

25 [100%]

24

2014 10 6 28 2 22 27

10

A level results are often described in terms of UCAS points. An A* at A2 level gains 140 UCAS points, whereas an A at AS level gains 60 UCAS points. Our aim is for as many as possible of our students to achieve three A2 exams whilst in sixth form. However not all students are capable of such high demand courses and instead opted to sit a range AS level and A2 exams as well as vocational courses. Our highest achieving student achieved 457 UCAS points. The average UCAS score was 241 points (equivalent to achieving three grade Cs in their A2 exams).  The range was from 90 – 407 UCAS points.

AS results Year 12

Year

Number of Students in Sixth Form Number of students sitting 3 or more AS exams Number of AS exams sat Number of students passing at A grade

Number of students passing at

Grades

A* – C

Number of students passing at grades

A* – E

Number of students on vocational courses

2016

13 9 38 15 (39%) 30 (79%) 37 (97%)

11

Our year 12 students have achieved some excellent results with 3 students sitting 5 or more AS exams. Our top performing students achieved 5 A grades in his AS exams. The results in Business studies were particularly pleasing 6/10 students achieved a grade A and 9/10 students achieved grades A – C. Focus Head Office have commended our students on their diligence and hard work particularly in this subject.