Amersham School

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Exam Results

The government changed the manner in which GCSE grades can be used for performance figures in 2014.  Many subjects were discounted from the government headline figures; the announcement of which came during the course of our students sitting their examination subjects or after they had completed them in Year 10 due to our bespoke curriculum.

Amersham School prides itself on ensuring that we improve the life chances of each child by providing a first class educational experience in addition to catering for the educational needs and talents of each child.  As such, the decision to ensure that students were able to be successful in the completion of level 2 qualifications over rode the desire to present strongly in league tables. 

The DfE School and College Performance Tables for Amersham School can be viewed HERE

 

 

  

 

Summary of KS4 Key Attainment and Progress Data 2016 

 

School

Local Authority Average

England Average

Percentage of students who achieved A*-C in English and Maths

79%

73.6%

58.7%

Progress 8 Score (1)

0.29

0.01 0.00
 Attainment 8 Score (2)  54 points  55.3 points  48.2 points
Percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate subjects (3) 17% 36.5% 22.8%
Student Destinations (4) 97% 97% 94%

(1) Progress 8 shows how well students at this school have progressed between the end of primary school (key stage 2) and the end of secondary school (key stage 4), compared to students in other schools who got similar results at the end of primary school. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications 

(2) Attainment 8 : Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications 

(3) The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. A student is considered to have ‘achieved’ the English Baccalaureate if they got a grade C or better in the following subjects: English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. 

(4) Student Destinations : This measures the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after Year 11 (after Key Stage 4). The data published in October 2016 is for students who finished year 11 in 2014, which is the most recent data currently available