Exam Results - The Dormston School

Exam Results

We are delighted that for the 4th consecutive year our students continue to improve and we would like to congratulate all of our students on their excellent performance. The introduction of the new number graded GCSEs in English and Maths make it difficult to compare the 2017 results to those in previous years.

The new GCSEs are graded from 9 (highest grade) to 1 (lowest grade) with a 4 being the equivalent of a C grade and considered a standard pass. A 5 is considered a strong pass (high C, low B grade).

Last year saw the introduction of Progress 8 and Attainment 8 as key indicators of school performance. These are calculated based on the performance of students nationally and ‘unvalidated’ early results are supplied to the school in October. These measures may change slightly as both our own and other pupils nationally have papers remarked.

While it seems wrong to single out students amongst such a great cohort, particular mention should go Esther Smith, Jake Taylor and Arthava Tidke who all achieved 11 A/A* grades while Rose Connor, Joshua Crook, Georgia Kimberlin, Robyn Knight, Priya Sahota, Amber Shakespeare and Taylor Sutton all got 9 or 10 A/A*.

35% of our students gained a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths.

14% of our students gained the English Baccalaureate (EBacc- a combination of subjects).

Progress 8 measures the progress students have made from the end of primary school compared to pupils of the same ability across the country. Robyn Knight, Priya Sahota and Amelia Walker will all be top performers based on this measure, scoring on average 3 grades higher than expected in every subject.

 

Attainment 8*- 45.4

Progress 8*-  0.02

* These figures are provisional, we are currently subject to several remarks that could improve our Attainment 8 and Progress 8.

 

 

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(7-9 on 'new' GCSE's)

(4-9 on 'new' GCSE's)

(Average points score)

Art(Fine)

37

8%

46%

3.7

Art(Photography)

40

5%

80%

4.5

Biology

52

35%

98%

5.7

Business Studies

69

12%

51%

4.0

Chemistry

52

38%

98%

5.7

Citizenship

30

23%

87%

5.1

Computing

30

13%

53%

4.0

Dance

7

29%

71%

5.0

Drama

34

15%

56%

4.0

Food

22

9%

73%

4.0

DT Graphics

50

20%

76%

4.8

DT Resistant Materials

33

6%

67%

4.1

DT Textiles

18

0%

33%

3.0

English (9-1)

186

9%

62%

4.2

English Literature (9-1)

179

25%

79%

5.1

French

35

6%

80%

4.4

Geography

51

12%

55%

4.1

German

29

3%

66%

4.0

History

72

29%

74%

4.9

ICT

29

10%

62%

4.1

Maths (9-1)

185

10%

63%

4.1

Media studies

39

10%

59%

4.2

Music

14

29%

93%

5.4

PE

45

18%

82%

4.9

RE - Philosophy and Ethics

185

24%

65%

4.5

Physics

52

38%

92%

5.6

Science (core)

135

1%

65%

3.9

Science (additional)

134

1%

60%

3.8