National Performance Tables KS4

National Performance Tables can be found here

Please note that these tables do not show final Year 11 results for 2016 and 2015 but instead the first entry made in the subject.  This means that results shown are drawn from performance in Year 10 or in the Autumn term of Year 11 rather than final outcomes from students.  As such, these are significantly lower than the actual results. 

However, outcomes for 2017 in the table are largely accurate, though they do not include re-marks, some results that were missed by the DfE and a small number of improved results in Core Science.  To see the school results for Year 11 students, please go to the Performance section of the school website here;  more information can also be found under the School Evaluation section here.

Why the National Performance Tables don't show the Year 11 results that our students achieved in 2016 and 2015?

The results shown in 2015/16 and 2014/15 tables are Year 10 results; they are what our Year 11 group achieved in Summer of their Year 10, half way through their courses. Our cohorts took English Language, Mathematics and Core Science at the end of Year 10.

However, 2017 results show our Year 11 outcomes, except for a smasll number of entries in Core Science, which were taken initially in Year 10 and then re-entered in Year 11.

What are the results that students got at the end of Year 11 in summer 2015 and 2016?

The results on the school website shown under the School Evaluation are the results that the students achieved at the end of Year 11 in 2016 and 2015.   In Summer 2016, Cheam High School students achieved 77% C+ in English and Mathematics.

In Summer 2015, Cheam High School students achieved 75% 5+A* - C including English and Mathematics.  English Language results were 85%  C+ and Mathematics were 89% C+ and progress of students was significantly above average.  

Why do the government tables show the wrong figures?

The government tables show the very first result achieved in an examination NOT the final result in the examination.  This is because they do not like schools to allow students to have more than one entry and wish to discourage this by publishing the lower results.  We believe that this punishes us for putting students’ best interests first and have decided to take the “hit” rather than limit our students’ future options.

Why does the school give students the chance to take the English and Mathematics more than once?

We believe that this gives our students the best grades by the time they get to the end of Year 11.  Our rationale for this can be found here.  However, now that we have the new harder GCSEs with greater content, the school is not entering students in Year 10, and instead, entries in these subjects will be at the end of Year 11.

 

 

National Performance Tables 2014/15 and 2015/16

These figures do not show you the achievements of our Year 11 students.  They show Year 10 results, half way through their courses. 

Headline figures for 2016 include:

Progress 8 Score: 0.17 (significantly above national progress figures) with English at 0.09, Mathematics at 0.34, Science at 0.31, Modern Languages at 0.35.

Attainment 8 Score: 55.1 (sig+) with English at 5.7 and Mathematics at 5.6.

C+ in English and Mathematics: 77% of students achieved this important outcome.

English Baccalaureate: 69% of those taking this combination of subjects achieved C+ in all subjects; 21% of the cohort thus achieved the EBacc Qualification.  (The school does not require students to take the EBacc combination of subjects; however, every student is able to choose this combination if they so wish).

How the National Performance tables and School results are different in 2014/15:

In Mathematics, English and some Science courses, the results students achieved are higher than those shown in the Performance Tables.  Key school performance scores for the end of year 11 are shown below:

  • 88% of students gained a C grade or better in Mathematics; the Average Point Score in Mathematics is 44.1;  levels of progress in Mathematics were above the national average with 3+ at 90% and 4+ at 50%
  • 85% of students gained a C grade or better in English; the Average Point Score in English is 42.3; levels of progress in English were above the national average with 3+ at 86% and 4+ at 34%
  • 88% of students gained a C grade or better in Core Science and 92% in Additional Science
  • 81% of students gained C or better in BOTH English and Mathematics
  • 75% of students gained 5A*-C inc English and Mathematics
  • 23% of students gained the EBacc combination of subjects; 70% of those who followed the relevant combination of subjects.

National Performance Tables 2013/14

When looking at the 2013/14 National Performance Tables for Cheam High School you will see lower results compared to those recorded elsewhere by the school.  This is because our website shows the results that Year 11 gained by the end of Year 11; the National Tables show the first examination result in a subject  eg the student's result in Mathematics in November 2013 is shown rather than a higher grade gained in June 2014.

The school believes that early entry, and having more than one opportunity to sit an examination benefits the students. Our rationale for this can be found here.

How the results are different:

In Mathematics, the results students achieved are higher than those shown in the Performance Tables.  For example:

  • the Average Point Score in Mathematics is 43.5 rather than the 41.4 shown
  • 84% of students gained a C grade or better in Mathematics, compared to the 75% shown
  • 77% of students gained C or better in BOTH English and Mathematics rather than the 70% shown
  • 72% of students gained 5A*-C inc English and Mathematics compared to the 66% shown
  • 57% of students gained a grade B or better in Mathematics compared to the 41% shown
  • 30% of students gained an A or A* in Mathematics compared to the 25% shown