Harris Academies
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Exam Results and Destinations 2016

Results day 2016 (28)

Students at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich celebrated their strongest ever GCSE results in August 2016.

  • 80% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths.
  • Progress 8 score of 0.97 (see below).
  • 42.5% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (see below).
  • The average grade per student was B.
  • One in four exams was passed with either an A or A* grade.

“The academy’s results have been very strong for some time now but this year students exceeded expectations and deserve to be hugely proud of what they have achieved,” said Principal Carrie Senior.

Progress 8

This year the government has introduced a new measure of a school’s success, Progress 8, which looks at how well students make progress across eight subjects, and compares it with children of similar ability in other schools.

In the first year of Progress 8, students at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich scored, on average, +0.97. This shows that students here achieved, on average, almost a full grade better than students of similar ability nationwide. The national average Progress 8 score is always set at 0, meaning that a student who achieves that score is progressing as expected.

Results day 2016 (14)

English Baccalaureate

We also did very well on the demanding English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) measure. This year, 42.5% of our students achieved the Ebacc, compared to a national average of 23% last year.

To achieve the Ebacc, a student must gain A*-C grades across five academic GCSEs – English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language. 

A Level success too

Our post 16 results were also very positive this year and we’re delighted to see that each year more students are choosing to continue their studies in our sixth form.

Our post 16 students achieved an average grade of Distinction* (the highest possible grade) in our vocational offer in ICT, with distinctions in health and social care, media, and sport. Our A level students all secured their preferred destinations for university and we look forward to seeing excellent progress scores for A level when we get our full A level ‘value added’ report later in the autumn.

Results day Adrian 1


Top GCSE achievers

Congratulations to all our students, including the girls listed below who did exceptionally well.

  • Arafat – 1 x A*, 6 x A, 4 x B
  • Ariel – 5 x A*, 4 x A, 2 x B and a Distinction*
  • Cheyane – 2 x A*, 9 x A, 1 x B and a Distinction*
  • Ebony – 2 x A*, 9 x A, and a Distinction*
  • Isio – 2 x A*, 6 x A, 3 x B
  • Julie – 6 x A*, 5 x A, 2 x B
  • Kadijah – 5 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C and a Distinction*
  • Marika – 1 x A*, 3 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C and a Distinction
  • Mofinyinfoluwa – 3 x A*, 6 x A, 1 x B, 1 x C
  • Shahanaz – 5 x A* 5 x A, 1 x B and a Distinction*
  • Tiahn - 1 x A*, 4 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C and a Distinction
  • Toluwalope – 2 x A, 6 x B, 1 x C
  • Tyana – 6 x A, 4 x B, 1 x C and a Distinction*
  • Veronica – 9 x A*, 1 x B and a Distinction*

Where students go when they leave

The Department for Education, in partnership with Ofsted, publishes what it describes as ‘destinations’ data, showing what students go on to do after leaving school.

The data for 2015 show that 94% of our Year 11 students go on to sustained education, and 71% of our sixth formers go on to university. Full data for 2015 (pdf).

The data for 2014 show that 89% of our Year 11 students go on to sustained education, and 78.3% of our sixth formers go on to university. Full data for 2014 (pdf).

See a report on our Aspirational Careers Week 2016.


The 2016 results in more detail...

Year 11 context

  • 62.2% of students are eligible for Free School Meals.
  • 89.7% belong to a minority ethnic group.
  • 48.6% of students first language is not English.
  • 10.1% of students have Special Educational Needs.
  • 3 students are Looked After Children. 

English and maths progress measures

Progress Measures

Total

Percent

Students making 3+ LOP in English

135

95.7

Students making 4+ LOP in English

93

66

Students making 3+ LOP in Maths

125

89.9

Students making 4+ LOP in Maths

67

48.2


GCSE results by department

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Qualification Name

A*-A %

A*-C %

A*-G %

3+ LOP %

4+ LOP %

5+ LOP %

Stu Count

Entries

Residual

Avg Pts

Avg Grade

Applied Business

47.1

97.1

100

96.8

83.9

41.9

34

34

5

48.29

B+

Arabic

100

100

100

100

100

100

1

1

6

52

A

Art & Design: Fine Art

35.3

100

100

100

89.8

32.7

51

51

5.2

47.41

B+

Art & Design: Photography

0

100

100

100

100

100

1

1

9

46

B

Bengali

77.8

100

100

100

100

66.7

9

9

5.2

52

A

Biology

56.5

100

100

100

69.6

13

23

23

-1.1

49.65

A-

Chemistry

69.6

100

100

100

82.6

21.7

23

23

0.2

50.96

A-

Child Development

29.2

83.3

100

87

56.5

26.1

24

24

-0.2

44.25

B-

Chinese

100

100

100

100

100

100

1

1

4.2

58

A*

Citizenship

41.8

94.5

100

94

68

20

55

55

0.1

47.2

B+

D&T: Product Design

24.4

95.1

100

97.3

64.9

13.5

41

41

2

44.83

B-

Drama

0

75

100

75

50

0

8

8

-1.8

40.75

C

Dutch

0

100

100

100

100

0

2

2

4.1

46

B

ECDL

64.6

100

100

99.1

92

65.2

113

113

7.9

51.2

A

English iGCSE

3.1

79.4

100

82.6

29.1

5.8

97

97

-1.6

40.06

C

English Language

6.1

91.8

100

87.2

27.7

0

49

49

-4.6

43.31

B-

English Literature

19.9

82.2

100

88.6

61.4

17.9

146

146

0.4

44.19

B-

French

33.3

100

100

100

66.7

0

3

3

2.3

48

B+

Geography

24.2

69.4

100

73.8

44.3

8.2

62

62

-3.5

40.58

C

Health and Social Care Double GCSE

61.4

100

100

100

86.4

22.7

22

44

3.6

50.64

A-

Health and Social Care Single GCSE

25

91.1

100

92.9

69.6

25

56

56

1.6

45.04

B

History

14.1

65.4

100

71.8

40.8

7

78

78

-3.6

40

C

Information Technology

46.9

100

100

100

83.3

33.3

32

32

3

48.44

B+

Mathematics

22.6

81.5

100

89.9

48.2

11.5

146

146

-0.7

43.12

B-

Media Studies

29

96.8

100

96.7

66.7

20

31

31

1.7

45.61

B

Physical Education

0

82.6

100

73.9

26.1

0

23

23

-2.5

39.74

C

Physics

47.8

100

100

100

60.9

13

23

23

-1.6

49.13

A-

Polish

0

100

100

0

0

0

1

1

-3.5

40

C

Portuguese

66.7

100

100

100

66.7

33.3

3

3

2.4

50

A-

Psychology

34.6

88.5

100

92

60

28

26

26

-0.9

46

B

Religious Studies

56

92

100

92

80

40

25

25

4.5

48.64

B+

Science Additional

8.1

78.9

100

84.3

40

8.7

123

123

-1.3

41.17

C+

Science Core

8.1

78.9

100

84.1

39.8

9.7

123

123

-1.2

41.22

C+

Spanish

13.4

55.5

100

56.1

23.4

12.1

119

119

-4.6

39.9

C

Turkish

100

100

100

100

100

100

1

1

11.4

52

A

Urdu

50

100

100

100

50

0

2

2

0.8

49

A-

Summary

26.2

84.1

100

86.8

55.2

19.2

146

1599

 

44.17

B-


Results day 2016 (64) - Veronica Gonzalez Ojeda

“Self-belief is really important,” says Veronica, who achieved nine A* and one B grade, and a Distinction*. “I knew these exams were designed for students of my age so I thought why shouldn’t I do really well?”


GCSE headline analysis by groups

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Counted Progress

Counted Attainment

Progress 8

Attainment 8

EBACC

Basics

English

Maths

All Students

123

146

0.97

5.70

42%

80%

90%

82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium

82

92

0.95

5.57

39%

77%

89%

77%

Non-PP

41

54

1.00

5.93

48%

85%

93%

89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High & PP - Yes

17

20

0.42

5.05

30%

65%

80%

65%

High & PP - No

65

72

1.09

5.71

42%

81%

92%

81%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAC

3

4

1.11

5.18

25%

50%

100%

50%

Non-LAC

120

142

0.96

5.72

43%

81%

90%

82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All SEN

17

19

0.82

4.32

11%

26%

53%

32%

Non-SEN

106

127

0.99

5.91

47%

88%

96%

89%

Statement

2

2

2.13

4.90

50%

50%

50%

50%

SEN Support

15

17

0.65

4.25

6%

24%

53%

29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High

24

27

0.57

5.14

30%

70%

85%

70%

Medium

71

75

1.13

5.97

52%

88%

99%

88%

Low

19

22

1.11

5.52

36%

77%

77%

77%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Attainment

123

123

0.97

5.65

42%

81%

91%

82%

No Prior Attainment

0

23

N/A

6.00

43%

74%

87%

78%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

66

72

0.84

5.57

35%

78%

89%

79%

Not English

57

74

1.11

5.83

50%

82%

92%

84%

Unclassified

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White - British

15

15

0.78

5.09

27%

67%

73%

73%

Traveller

0

1

N/A

4.70

0%

0%

100%

0%

White Western European

1

1

3.46

5.40

0%

100%

100%

100%

White Eastern European

1

2

-0.69

5.05

50%

50%

50%

50%

Other White

2

3

1.15

5.37

33%

67%

67%

67%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White and Black Caribbean

5

6

0.86

4.65

17%

50%

50%

50%

White and Black African

4

4

1.38

5.95

50%

75%

100%

75%

Any other Mixed Background

4

4

-0.33

5.43

25%

75%

75%

75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian or Asian British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistani

1

2

0.07

6.40

100%

100%

100%

100%

Indian

1

1

2.27

5.80

100%

100%

100%

100%

Bangladeshi

6

10

1.52

6.24

70%

90%

90%

90%

Any other Asian Background

0

1

N/A

5.10

0%

0%

100%

0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black or Black British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Caribbean

26

27

0.93

5.83

37%

89%

100%

89%

Other Black African

8

9

0.95

5.64

56%

78%

100%

78%

Black -Ghanaian

3

5

1.33

6.10

60%

80%

100%

80%

Black - Somali

5

5

1.17

5.50

20%

80%

100%

80%

Black - Sierra Leonian

8

8

0.80

5.68

38%

88%

100%

88%

Black - Nigerian

14

20

0.95

6.07

50%

95%

100%

95%

Any other Black Background

7

8

1.34

5.43

25%

75%

88%

75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese

1

1

1.45

7.60

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other ethnic group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish

2

2

1.68

5.05

0%

50%

100%

50%

Other Ethnic Group

1

1

2.45

6.70

100%

100%

100%

100%

Latin/South/Central American

4

6

0.56

5.75

50%

67%

67%

83%

Kurdish

1

1

-0.10

5.40

0%

100%

100%

100%

Kosovan

1

1

1.55

6.00

100%

100%

100%

100%


Results day 2016 (52) - Ariel Dinsdale-Blue

Ariel has some advice for younger students. “Work hard from the beginning, like I did, rather than leave it to the last minute,” she says. “I enjoyed learning and discussing what I’d learned with friends and parents because it was interesting. Talking about things helps you to learn.” Ariel achieved five A*, four A and two B grades, and a Distinction*.


A Level

APE

32.4

APE including dropped AS

30.6

Grade Equivalent

C

A*-A

11.1%

A* - B

35.6%

A* - C

71.1%

A* - E

100.0%


AS Results

APE

15.4

Grade Equivalent

C

A

16.3

A-B

39.1

A-C

70.7

A-E

94.6



BTEC

Overall Percentages:

% D*- D

80%

% D*- M

96%

% D* - P

100%


Overall

Art

Business

Health & Social Care

ICT

Media

Sport

APE

Grade Equivalent

APE

Grade Equivalent

APE

Grade Equivalent

APE

Grade Equivalent

APE

Grade Equivalent

APE

Grade Equivalent

Grade Equivalent

Grade Equivalent

40.1

D

20

P

34

M

38

D

50

D*

44

D

42

D


Sixth Form results summary 2015-16

A Levels

 

Number of students who studied  A Levels

26

A Level Average Grade

C-

A Level Best 3 average Grade

C+

Progress

0.09

 

 

Applied Generals

 

Number of students who studied  Applied Generals

27

Average Grade

Dis*-

Progress

0.43

 

 

Tech Levels

 

Number of students who studied  Tech Levels

11

Average Grade

Dis*-

 

 

English and Maths GCSE

 

Number of Students English

11

Progress

0

Number of Students Maths

13

Progress

-0.308

 

 

Destinations (2015-2016)

 

Students staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after 16 to 18 study

91.9%

UK HE

71.7%

UK Top third of HE

27%

Russell Group

8.6%


Key:

  • NA = Not applicable: figures are either not available for the year in question, or the data field is not applicable to the school or college
  • NE = No entries: the school or college did not enter any pupils or students for the qualifications covered by the measure
  • SUPP = Suppressed: Where there are 5 or fewer pupils or students covered by the measure at the school or college (10 in the case of pupil or student destinations measures), we avoid making these figures public to protect the privacy of those individuals

National A level figures 2015-16 for comparison

Number of students who studied  A Levels

323373

A Level Average Grade

C+

A Level Best 3 average Grade

C+

Progress

0

 

 

Applied Generals

 

Number of students who studied  Applied Generals

125325

Average Grade

Dist

Progress

0

 

 

Tech Levels

 

Number of students who studied  Tech Levels

69318

Average Grade

Dist-

 

 

English and Maths GCSE

 

Number of Students English

145524

Progress

-0.10

Number of Students Maths

157452

Progress

-0.13

 

 

Destinations

 

Students staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after 16 to 18 study

65%

UK HE

48%

UK Top third of HE

17%

Russell Group

11%

 


Further details

You can also visit the official Department for Education performance web page about our academy.

There is also an official Direct.gov web page about our academy with information about the school and its performance.


Results day 2016 (10)

Ebony, who achieved two A* and nine A grades, and a Distinction*, says: “I received a lot of help and had good teachers who gave us loads of practice papers. When I got the results I called my mum and she was screaming on the phone she was so happy!”