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Exam Results and Performance Tables

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. 

Key Stage 4 2017-18

Measure

Detail

All

   %

Male

   %

Female

   %

KS4 Cohort Information

Number of Students at end of KS4

128.00

100.00%

75.00

58.59%

53.00

41.41%

GCSE or Equivalent Achievements

Students achieving 5+ standard passes including English & maths

98.00

76.56%

56.00

74.67%

42.00

79.25%

 

Students achieving 5+ standard passes (excluding equivalences) including English & maths

89.00

69.53%

51.00

68.00%

38.00

71.70%

 

Students achieving 5+ standard passes

99.00

77.34%

57.00

76.00%

42.00

79.25%

 

Students achieving 5+ passes

128.00

100.00%

75.00

100.00%

53.00

100.00%

 

Students attaining at least one qualification

128.00

100.00%

75.00

100.00%

53.00

100.00%

Key Stage 5 2017-18

Measure

Detail

All

   %

Male

   %

Female

   %

KS5 Cohort Information

Students at end of KS5

81.00

100.00%

43.00

53.09%

38.00

46.91%

Academic Results

Average point score per academic entry

27.60

 

27.32

 

27.90

 

 

Average point score per academic entry expressed as a grade

C-

 

C-

 

C-

 

 

Number of academic students at the end of 16-18 study

72.00

88.89%

39.00

90.70%

33.00

86.84%

 

Number of academic entries

175.70

 

91.00

 

84.70

 

Applied General Results

Average point score per applied general entry

30.43

 

25.00

 

36.88

 

 

Average point score per applied general entry expressed as a grade

D-

 

M

 

D+

 

 

Number of applied general students at the end of 16-18 study

25.00

30.86%

16.00

37.21%

9.00

23.68%

 

Number of applied general entries

35.00

 

19.00

 

16.00

 

 

The DfE School and College Performance Tables for Amersham School  2017-2018 KS4 can be viewed HERE

The DfE School and College Performance Tables for Amersham School 2017-2018 KS5 can be viewed HERE


 

  

 

As GCSE qualifications are reformed, the qualifications they replace are no longer counted in the DfE statistics. Our students took two qualifications in 2016-2017, but the majority of these are not counted in the official data. The table below shows what our students actually achieved, alongside what is reported by the DfE.

Summary of KS4 Key Attainment and Progress Data 2017-2018
  School (Actual Figures) School (Reported Figures) Local Authority Average England Average
Percentage of students who achieved 9-4 in English and Maths (1) 81% 81% Not reported Not reported
Percentage of students who achieved 9-5 in English and Maths 56% 56% 60.6% 43%
Progress 8 Score (2) 0.72 0.53 0.23 -0.02
Attainment 8 Score (3) 53.2 51.0 54.9 46.4
Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate subjects (4) 38% 2% 39.5% 38.4%
Student Destinations (5) 98% 98% 96% 94%

(1) A grade 4 is equivalent to an old C grade. A grade 5 is equivalent to an old high C or low B grade.

(2) 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 

(3) 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 

(4) 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 entered the English Baccalaureate if they entered the following subjects: English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. 

(5) 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 2018 is for students who finished year 11 in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available