GCSE Examination Results

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GCSE Results 2017

The government has changed the way that it judges the performance of schools. It no longer uses the percentage of students who have gained five A*-C grades but four other measures.

1. A “Progress 8” score. This shows how well students have progressed in the school since they came in from their primary school, compared to pupils in other schools who got similar results at the end of primary school. A positive score is good and a zero score is the average for schools nationally. For example, a score of 0.5 would mean that, taken together, each student in each subject did half a grade better than the average of all schools.

Elton High School Progress 8 score 2017:  + 0.36

2. An “Attainment 8” score.This measures how well students perform across their best 8 subjects, including English, mathematics, 3 English Baccalaureate subjects and 3 other subjects. English Baccalaureate subjects include sciences, humanities and languages.

Elton High School Attainment 8 score 2017: 51

3. The percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 and above in both English and mathematics.

Elton High percentage: 51%

The percentage of pupils who achieved grade 4 and above in both English and mathematics.

    Elton High percentage: 69%

4. The percentage of students who achieved the English Baccalaureate. This means those students who have gained grades 9-5 in English, mathematics, and grades A* – C in at least two Sciences, a foreign language and either history or geography.

Elton High percentage: 33% achieved this, with 45% of the cohort entered.

For a breakdown of each subject’s results, please click here.

Link to the DfE school performance tables website.

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Staying in Education or entering employment

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 in 2015, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

staying in education graph