Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GCSE examinations in England for 2021 were again cancelled by the government and replaced by teacher assessed grades. The government has again decided not to publish any school performance data based on these teacher assessed grades. The 2021 data below provides a comparison with our 2019 headline figures. Whilst 2021 data is not recognised in any formal school performance tables, we believe it is important to share with you the outcomes our students have achieved as the Class of 2021:
Note: At the time of publication is was not possible to indicate data for the proportion of students staying in education or entering employment.
The following two slides show you a selection of students who have achieved an outstanding set of GCSE grades (GCSE grade 5 is considered a 'good' pass and GCSE grade 9 is the top grade):
Progress 8 is deemed to be a key measure of school performance by the government. It indicates a student's average progress in their best 8 GCSE examinations compared with the average progress for similar students nationally. A positive Progress 8 figure indicates that a student has done better than expected whilst a negative figure indicates that a student has done worse.
For example, a student with a Progress 8 score of +1.5 has, on average, done better than similar students nationally by an average of one and a half GCSE grades in each of his best 8 GCSE examinations.
The data below shares with you the amazing progress that students can make here at The King's Academy. Not only do our students achieve national levels of performance in their GCSEs but, so often, they go far beyond this achieving one, two or even three GCSE grades above in the full range of curriculum subjects.
Our first student focussed slide shows you a selection of our top performers for Progress 8:
Our next slides look at a selection of top performers for progress in English and then maths:
As we continue our school improvement journey to make The King's a centre of academic excellence we are delighted with student performance in subjects that, apart from English and Maths, are included in the English Baccalaureate (science, geography, history and French):
The final slide we would like to share with you reflects the impact of the significant work we have done to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs and aspirations of our students. The data shows that in subjects that students have opted to study they have made some of the very best progress: