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GCSE Exam Results 2017

5A*-C including English & Maths (Grades 4+)

Pupils achieving a pass in English & Maths

(Grades 4+)

 

A8 measure

P8 measure

EBACC

Expected progress English

More than Expected progress English

Expected progress Maths

More than Expected progress Maths

2011

84%

57%

 

N/A

2%

90%

45%

57%

21%

2012

100%

65%

 

N/A

3%

89%

30%

65%

20%

2013

100%

56%

 

-0.49

CI Broadly Ave

9%

72%

24%

61%

18%

2014

85%

35%

 

-0.33

CI Broadly Ave

5%

57%

20%

43%

5%

2015

38% 

49%

 

-0.30

CI Broadly Ave

8%

83%

31%

60%

17%

2016

44% 

60%

 

44.79

-0.04

CI Broadly Ave

13%

(31% entered)

87%

42%

63%

8%

2017

56%

58%

 

36.72

 

CI Broadly Ave

10%

(35% entered)

79%

19%

42%

8%

The P8 measure is a progress measure that reflects the amount of progress each pupil makes from their starting point in year 7 to where they leave in year 11.  This is based upon the best 8 grades each pupil achieves (5 of which are the EBACC subjects).

P8 is a relative measure based on the ability of the pupils when they enter a school in Y7, whereas 5A*- C is a threshold measure.  Progress measures generally give a much better indication as to how a school is performing.

P8 scores are also published with confidence intervals (CI) that indicate whether a schools progress is below average, broadly average or above average.

A P8 score that signifies a progress rate that is broadly average can range from +0.5 to -0.5

A P8 score of around 0.0 signifies a progress rate that is around the expected level for the pupils in the school.

A P8 score of less than -0.5 signifies a progress rate that is significantly below the expected level for the pupils in the school.

A P8 score of more than +0.5 signifies a progress rate that is significantly above the expected level for the pupils in the school.

The P8 score in each year (2011 -2016) signifies that the progress that Worden pupils make year on year is at the expected levels given their starting points on entering the school in year 7. 

The P8 score for 2017 will be published by the government in January 2018.

Worden Headteacher, Chris Catherall, is celebrating another set of excellent GCSE results with the class of 2017. The proportion of pupils achieving five A*-C grades, including English and maths, was up by 12% on 2016. The Head said, “Coming at a time of uncertainty with the changes to exams and grading – it is lovely to see our year 11 leavers so pleased with their grades and reaping the rewards of all their hard work. I am extremely proud of them and the commitment they have demonstrated during preparations for this year’s exams. The staff have, as always, dedicated so much time in order to prepare the youngsters to feel confident and able to do well in their GCSEs. I would like to thank my fantastic staff, governors and parents for all their support during this period of change as the examinations become more rigorous and challenging.”

Outcomes in English and maths remain strong with 75% and 60%, respectively, passing with the new numerical grades. Students studying science enjoyed a pass rate of 69% and 85% passed GCSE PE. Psychology at 63% and Graphics at 62% were also celebrating their successes.

Many pupils gained outstanding results: One of the two Head Girls, Zannah Gilbert, achieved an impressive A*, 2 As, 6 Bs and a C grade. Zannah was ecstatic with her grades and will be attending Newman College to study A levels in biology, chemistry, maths and psychology. Rebecca Helm gained 3 As, 3 Bs and 4 Cs and Josh Hill bagged 2 As, 6 Bs and 2 Cs, with Ellie Rudd also achieving 2 As, 3 Bs and 5 Cs. Megan Wilson achieved 1 A, 7 Bs and 3 Cs and Connor McCrossan gained 1 A, 5 Bs and 4 Cs. The second Head Girl, Demi Lyons, was overjoyed with her 1 A, 4 Bs and 3 Cs. Demi will also be attending Newman College to study biology, law, psychology and psychology. Demi was accompanied by her mum who was shedding tears of joy. She said, “I am so proud of Demi after all the challenges she has had to overcome recently.”

Pupils had to receive their results in the gym as the hall is out of action while improvements to the building are taking place. After successfully bidding for nearly £1million they are completely renewing their kitchen facilities and refurbishing and extending the dining room. In addition, there will be a new library which will also serve as a new conference centre. Other internal work is now planned for next summer after the school’s sporting facilities also to undergo a complete upgrade. Surfaces in the sports hall and gym will be replaced and new outdoor surfaces will also be provided to further improve capacity for an increase in sporting activities. 

GCSE Exam Results 2016

Delighted staff, pupils and parents are celebrating another year of successful GCSE results - once again the proportion of pupils achieving five or more A*-C passes including English and maths has increased this year by 4%.

The English and maths results once more are excellent with the pass rate for English well above the national average at 85% and the maths results showing 60% A*-C. Overall, 60% of pupils passed both English and maths at the higher grades which is 2% above last years national average. It is also worth noting that 98% of pupils gained five or more A*-G passes with just one pupil missing out on this achievement. The number of pupils making expected progress in English has increased by 2% to 86%, which is 16% above last year's national average.

Overall progress across all subjects has improved significantly from 2015.

Students studying physics pass rate at 86%, psychology at 83%, PE at 71% and RE at 69% were celebrating their successes. Many pupils gained outstanding result: Holly Taylor gained an impressive3 A*s, 6 As, and 2 Bs. Head Girl, Megan Bradshaw bagged 1 A*, 2 As, 3 Bsand 4 CS. Brother of Megan and Head Boy, Sam Bradshaw, gained 4 As, 4 Bs and 3 Cs. Aaron Moore gained 3 As, 4 Bs and 4 Cs with Lucy Brown also achieving 3 As, 1 B and 5 Cs. Amy Nicholls achieved 1 A, 4 Bs and 6 Cs and Sophie Swarbrick also impressed with 1 A, 3 Bs and 4 Cs. Also doing very well was Jennifer Gray with 1 A, 2 Bs and 5 Cs.

Headteacher Chris Catherall was clearly very proud of the youngsters and commented, “The pupils worked extremely hard and with fantastic support from their teachers they have done really well. All the hard work and extra effort put in by staff and pupils alike has really payed off. We have improved pupil outcomes yet again and this trend is set to continue as standards continue to be driven up. I and my dedicated staff, with the support of parents, governors and other stakeholders, are determined to see Worden recognised for its outstanding work and the progress all our youngsters make while they are in our care.


GCSE Exam results 2015

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5A*-C

5A* - C EM

5A*- G

P8 measure

EBACC

Expected progress English

More than Expected progress English

Expected progress Maths

More than Expected progress Maths

2011

84%

57%

97%

 

2%

90%

45%

57%

21%

2012

100%

65%

100%

-0.24

CI Broadly Ave

3%

89%

30%

65%

20%

2013

100%

56%

100%

-0.49

CI Broadly Ave

9%

72%

24%

61%

18%

2014

28% (85% if using 2013 measures)

28%

100%

-0.3

CI Broadly Ave

5%

57%

20%

43%

5%

2015

38% 

38% 

98%

-0.3

CI Broadly Ave

8%

83%

31%

60%

17%


The P8 measure is a progress measure that reflects the amount of progress each pupil makes from their starting point in year 7 to where they leave in year 11. This is based upon the best 8 grades each pupil achieves (5 of which are the EBACC subjects).

  • A P8 score that signifies a progress rate that is broadly average can range from +0.5 to -0.5
  • A P8 score of less than -0.5 signifies a progress rate that is below the national average
  • A P8 score of more than +0.5 signifies a progress rate that is above the national average


The P8 score in each year signifies that the progress the pupils make on average is broadly average


Performance data tables links

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html
http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=139290


GCSE Exam Results 2014
Year5 A*-C including English and Maths 
201157%
201265%
201356%
201428% (75% for high attainers)


Expected progress for English 57%
Expected progress for Maths 43%
Achievement of English Baccalaureate 5%
5 A*-G 100% 


GCSE Exam Results 2013

"The Double"
  • 100% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades
  • 56% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades inc. Maths & English
  • VA = 1027
  • Top 9% of schools nationally

GCSE Exam Results 2012

"The Gold Standard"
  • 100% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades
  • 65% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades inc. Maths & English
  • VA = 1031
  • VA score was top in Leyland, top in S. Ribble and 3rd in Lancashire

GCSE Exam Results 2011

"Raising the Bar and Achieving New Heights"
  • 85% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades
  • 58% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades inc. Maths & English
  • VA = 1005

GCSE Exam Results 2010

"In a League of Our Own"
  • 78% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades
  • 44% achieving at least 5 A* to C grades inc. Maths & English
  • CVA score of 1023
  • CVA score was top in Leyland, 2nd in S. Ribble and 8th in Lancashire
  • Top 10% of schools nationally for pupil progress
  • Most improved school 2007 - 2010
  • In top 10 schools in Lancashire for pupil progress