Examination Results

Results Summary 2016

KS4  (Years 10 and 11)

  • The percentage of pupils achieving the Level 1 threshold (at least 5*-G grades) and the Level 2 threshold (at least 5 A*-C grades) was the highest ever for the school.  Nearly all of our pupils (99%) achieved the Level 1 threshold whilst 88% achieved the Level 2 threshold.
  • At Level 2+ (at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths), the performance gap between pupils receiving free school meals (FSM) and those who don’t (non-FSM) closed by 19%. The percentage of FSM pupils achieving the Level 2+ threshold increased by 9% in 2016 (30%).
  • The performance gap between FSM and non-FSM pupils has also narrowed in other key measures at KS4.
  • The average capped points score per pupil (taken from the top 8 grades) increased by 10 percentage points to 347, above the Wales average. The average wider points score (all grades) was 585, significantly higher than the LA and Wales average.


KS3  (Years 7, 8 and 9)

  • KS3 results continue to improve with 5 departments in benchmarking quartile 1 (top 25% of similar schools in Wales) and 7 in quartile 2 (top 50% of similar schools in Wales) at L5+.  Level 5 is the ‘expected’ level at KS3, meaning that most pupils are expected to achieve this level by the end of year 9.
  • The percentage of pupils making 2 or more levels of progress from KS2 is significantly higher than the RCT average for all three core subjects (English, Maths and Science).
  • The gender gap has narrowed in many subjects at KS3 and KS4.


KS5 (Year 12 and 13)

  • The performance of pupils in years 12 and 13 continues to improve with 78% of pupils achieving the Level 3 threshold (at least 2 A*-G grades at A Level) in 2016.
  • Nearly two thirds of grades (65%) achieved were at least a grade C whilst a fifth (19%) were A* and A grades.