Exam Results and Performance

Students celebrated some exceptional GCSE grades when they opened their results on 21 August 2014.

Results 2014 Elizabeth (1)

Top-performing student Elizabeth (pictured left with her father) admitted to being “shocked” by her results: 10A*, 2A and 1 Distinction. She says the secret to her success was her teachers and her parents, and is looking forward to studying Geography, Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry at A Level.

Adaeze achieved 5 A*, 7A and 1 Distinction and will study Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Maths. Her advice for future students: “It’s better to be organised from the beginning, but if you do need to catch up – just get on with it!”

Fatima achieved 1A*, 9A, 1B and 2 Distinctions and plans to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology. Her advice is to “work hard from the beginning, don’t get distracted and learn to relax”, though she admits that in reality she was “really stressed out”!

In the first year of our Italian GCSE course, 87.5% of students achieved grades A*-C. From September, students will also be offered Latin GCSE too.

Results 2014 Elizabeth (2)

Star students Vy, Elizabeth, Adaeze, Ashleigh and Holly, who between them achieved 48 A* or A GCSE grades.

Year 10 prospects promising

Prospects for next year’s GCSE results look promising too, with many students having already achieved A and B grades in GCSEs including Science, Art, Music and IT.

Avril Bendu, for example, already has a good clutch of GCSEs including Science (A), Spanish (A*), Italian (A*) and Business Studies (A). Most Year 10 students already have at least two GCSEs at grade C or above, even before they sit most of their exams in 2015.

A Level success

A Level students also did well with 88% of grades achieved being between A*-C. Valerie Agbawe, for example, achieved A*, A and B for Sociology, English Literature and Psychology.

“I definitely worked and revised hard but I was still very pleased to get such good grades,” said Valerie. “It was really good at sixth form here and I’m looking forward to studying Sociology at Goldsmiths next year.” The average A Level grade achieved across all subjects was a very creditable B.

Year 11 results in detail

We are disappointed that our actual results for 2014 have dipped from previous years’ performance.

%

2011

2012

2013

2014

5A-C with English and Maths HGAED

67

64

67

57

National performance

57

58

60

52.6

 

The above figures show that for the last four years our performance has been above national standards.  Whilst we have had a dip in performance this year, this has also happened nationally (see figures above).

Reasons for this include the decision to change the rules about early entry attempts at GCSE courses and also the change of value for a range of vocational subjects. 

The academy’s performance for students in terms of making progress from the point of entry (KS2 results) through to Year 11 has been very strong for the past three years with the performance of our students being continuously in the top 3% nationally for pupil progress.

It should also be noted that the entry point for the exam cohort in 2014 was described as ‘significantly’ below the national entry point – in statistical terms.  Therefore, to see students performing at and better than the national standard is particularly noteworthy.

5A-C grades

national

HGAED

63.2%

71.4%

Average grade per student at year 11: C grade

Average point score per student from Best 8: 41.49

English Baccalaureate (Eng, Maths, Double Science, language, humanities subj)

National 2013 figure (2014 not available yet)

HGAED 2014 result

22.7

27%

 

Department results

Subject

A-C results HGAED 2014

National results 2014 (bstubbs.com)

English

67

61.7

Maths

67.6

62.4

Science

57.3

59.1/65.5 (Core/Add)

 

Expected Progress

%

HGAED 2014

National results 2014 not available yet

English

82

 

Maths

72

 

 

Greater than Expected Progress

%

HGAED 2014

National results 2014 not available yet

English

38

 

Maths

33

 

 

Historic information for performance of our disadvantaged pupils can be found in other areas of the website.  2014 information available to date is as follows:

Category (%)

Disadvantaged

Not disadvantaged

Average grade per student

C

C

Average point score per grade per student

41.73

42.31

5A-C with English and Maths

56

59.6

English Baccalaureate (as described above)

28

26.9

English A-C

64

73.1

Maths A-C

66

71.2

Science double A-C

65.6

51.2

Language A-C

89.3

80.6

Humanities A-C

59.4

57.5

Expected progress English

84.6

80

Expected progress Maths

72.7

73.9

Greater than expected progress English

35.9

40

Greater than expected progress Maths

36.4

30.4

 

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

Disadvantaged students English APS @ HGAED

40.9

40.8

40.0

40.0

Non-disadvantaged students English APS @ HGAED

42.3

42.9

43.6

39.6

Non-disadvantaged students English APS  nationally

40.9

41.0

40.5

Yet to be released

Disadvantaged students Maths APS @ HGAED

38.5

36.8

38.7

38.0

Non-disadvantaged students Maths APS @ HGAED

41.7

42.2

41.5

37.3

Non-disadvantaged students Maths APS nationally

40.1

41.2

40.9

Yet to be released

APS = average point score

40 points = C grade, 46 points  = B grade – they work up and backwards in multiples of 6 to reach each grade

Please note that the designation for disadvantage has changed over this time as have exam protocols in the past year so it is hard to compare the above data in a sensible manner.

Early entry outcomes for our current year 11s suggest that 2015 will see Academy results rise again. No exams have yet been sat in English or Maths.

A Level results in detail

GCSE Average Point Score upon entry for all students

40.32

GCSE Average Point Score upon entry for BTEC students

37.94

GCSE Average Point Score upon entry for 2+ A level students

45.76

Number of students completing at least one academic A level

25

Number of students completing at least one vocational course

34

Average points per student

806.4

Average points per entry: A level + equivalent

242.7

Average points per entry including AS results

236.3

% 1 or more qualification at level 3

91.3

% 2 or more qualifications at level 3

100

% 3 or more qualifications at level 3

100

 

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.

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