Examination Results: Year 11

Another excellent year...

Year 11 Results in Summer 2017: 84% C+ in English and Mathematics 

This year, we have new national GCSE examinations in both English and Mathematics.  The headline figure shows the C+ equivalent for ease of comparison.  Last year, in summer 2016, we achieved 77%, well above the national average so results have gone up yet further this year.

We were delighted as these results reflect all the hard work of students, as well as all the work undertaken by staff in preparing students for their new examinations.

English scored a very impressive 92% at 4+ (equivalent to the old C grade), and Mathematics scored 86%.  The new "tougher" measure of 5+ grades in both English and Mathematics is a challenge for all schools nationally.  We were very pleased to see that 58% of our students gained this outcome in both subject areas, again well above national average figures.  

Results in other subjects were also very strong as can be seen in the graphs below.  Should the old 5 C+ in EM figure still exist, then we would have achieved 79% of students with C+ across 5 subject areas including English and Mathematics.  

Students of all abilities have exceeded many of the accomplishments of last year.

At the highest level, 28 students gained 8 or more A* and A grades with 56 students gaining 5+A*A grades.  Over 280 students gained eight or more GCSEs and over 630 A* and A grades were achieved.   71% of those taking the EBacc combination of subjects gained C+ in all areas equivalent to 25% of the cohort and 65% of those taking the EBacc combination of subjects also gained 5+ in English and Mathematics.

In individual subjects there were some excellent results with the Mathematics and English results continuing to be outstanding and results in Science (Core, Additional and Further), Languages, Art, Business, Computer Science, IT, Drama, Textiles, PE, Philosophy, Music, Hair and Beauty far exceeding national figures.

Progress figures were very pleasing overall with outcomes of 0.15* overall, English at 0.19, Mathematics at 0.55 and EBacc subjects at 0.15.  * takes into account, re-marks, results missing from initial school figures held by the DfE. 

We believe that this means, for the size of school, that progress is significantly positive in these areas compared to national figures produced in October. 


A figure of 0.15 means that, on average, every student gained 1.5 grades higher than expected across the subjects used in the measure than from national figures.  Students of all abilities (both boys and girls) were above national progress figures.  English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Languages all were above expectations and students with EHCP (SEN needs) also did well with outcomes of 0.1 (or 1 grade higher than expected when compared to national).  National Performance tables do not include re-marks, missed examination results that have now come into the school and improvements in Core Science outcomes in Year 11.  

GCSE 2017


Subject achievements:

There are many excellent subject achievements, and the graph above indicate these outcomes.  Top grades were achieved across the range of curriculum areas including:

Curriculum area

A or A* or 7+ (new English and Mathematics)







Modern Foreign Languages





Congratulations to all our Year 11 students; these results are a great achievement!


WARNING re National Performance Tables for 2016 and 2015:  These show Year 10 results, when students were half way through their courses, not the final results.  More information about why there is this difference can be found here.