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GCSE Results

GCSE Results 2019

The number of high grades confirm the high expectations at Academy@Worden despite national concern regarding the examinations being harder!

Mr Catherall was delighted with a sixfold improvement in the number of top grades achieved by pupils at the academy.

Pupils at Worden have raised their bar in many subjects. Results are above the national average for last year with a pass rate in English of 86%. Maths improved their pass rate, yet again, taking it to 70%. Spanish results saw 100% of pupils passing and drama were also very pleased with 93% passing this year. PE received a pass rate of 80% with science recording 73% and statistics 77%.

Delighted staff, students and parents are celebrating the news that the proportion of pupils achieving a pass in both English and maths, the ‘Basics’ measure, is up on 2018; an impressive 69% it is well above last year’s national average.

Chris Catherall, Headteacher, spoke of his pride in his youngsters and staff as he stated: "With the more demanding, new style GCSEs, now in place, it’s fantastic to see our youngsters so pleased with their grades and reaping the rewards of all their hard work. I am extremely proud and delighted for them. All the hard work and extra effort put in by staff and pupils alike has really paid off. We have improved pupil outcomes yet again and this trend is set to continue. I would like to thank my fantastic staff, governors and parents for all their support during this period of change.”

Many pupils gained outstanding results: Head Girl, Klaudia Witkowska, achieved an impressive two 9s, one grade 8, four grade 7s and three grade 5s. Klaudia’s mum said she was, “Very proud”, of her daughter who is planning to study ‘A’ levels in Spanish, English literature, business studies and PE at Runshaw College.

Tom Smith was extremely pleased with his two 9s, three grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 6. Tom was delighted with his results and Dad said, “I am very impressed with the progress Tom has made, they are a credit to him and his teachers”. Tom wants to go to Runshaw to study ‘A’ Levels in maths, physics and business studies.

Daniel Morton, Head Boy, gained two 9s, a Distinction*, two 8s, two grade 7s, one grade 6 and a grade 5. Daniel was very happy and is going on to study BTEC ICT.

Daniel’s twin brother, Ryan Morton, was equally pleased with his grade 8, grade 7, six grade 6s and a grade 5.

Lucy Smith bagged two 8s, three grade 7s, and four grade grade 6s and Melissa-Mae Hill was very happy with her grade 9, two grade 7s, five grade 6’s and a 5. Both girls are heading to Newman College.

Amelia Irving, with three grade 7s, five 6s and a grade 5 is also going to Newman to study ‘A’ Levels in biology, statistics, English literature and PE. Dad wanted to thank school and said, “I am very grateful to school”.

Broagan Martin will be studying Travel Management at Newman College after achieving two grade 8s, four 6s and three grade 5s.

As the pupils collected their results, finishing touches to additional rooms, created during the summer break, were being made in preparation for the new year 7s arriving in a couple of weeks time.

Chris Catherall, Headteacher, said, “Being oversubscribed for another year is fantastic. It has meant that we have had to create new teaching rooms to accommodate our additional pupils. They are joining Worden at a really exciting time as we welcome improved exam results and new and additional staff. This will allow us to offer more subjects and extra-curricular activities, next year, which I am sure pupils will really appreciate and enjoy.”

This year, the accolades continued to come as the excellent work going on Worden continues to be recognised. The school has attended the Lancashire Post Education Awards and Times Educational Supplement Awards held in London.

The Chair of Governors, Mrs Woodall, in school to join in the celebrations said, “On behalf of the governors I would like to offer our congratulations to all the pupils for another year of excellent results. Support for pupils from home is very much appreciated and the staff who gave up holidays and weekends to provide additional revision classes have our huge thanks.


GCSE Exam Results 2018

Academy@Worden has yet again achieved headline-grabbing results from their students. Well above the national average for last year saw a pass rate in English of 87%. Maths realised an increase of 5%, bringing their passes up to 68% in what is acknowledged as a difficult exam under the new specification. The single sciences of biology, physics and chemistry saw youngsters achieve a pass rate of 92%. Equally commendable was statistics achieving a 100% pass rate, French achieving 93%, Psychology and PE both received a pass rate of 95% with history and food nutrition recording 79% and 71% respectively.

Delighted staff, students and parents are celebrating the news that the proportion of pupils achieving a pass in both English and maths, the ‘Basics’ measure, is up 7% on 2017. At an impressive 68% it is well above last year’s national average.

Chris Catherall, Headteacher, spoke of his pride in his youngsters and staff as he stated: "With continued uncertainty around the new style GCSEs it’s lovely to see our year 11 leavers rightly delighted with their grades and reaping the rewards of all their hard work. I am extremely proud of them all and the commitment they have demonstrated during preparations for this year’s exams.

"All the hard work and extra effort put in by staff and pupils alike has really paid off. We have improved pupil outcomes yet again and this trend is set to continue. I would like to thank my fantastic staff, governors and parents for all their support during this period of change as the examinations continue to become more rigorous and challenging.”

View Academy@Worden School Performance Data


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