For the second consecutive year, King Arthur’s GCSE results have exceeded expectations, including a number of students achieving the very highest 8 and 9 GCSE grades. These results are testament to the dedication and commitment of King Arthur’s staff and the exceptional students, who have been rightly rewarded. These results will enable students to access all the exciting next steps for which they have signed up.
Outstanding individual achievements include: Emily R – 9 GCSEs including 2 x 9s, 1 x 8 & 2 x 7s; Holly P – 9 GCSEs including 1x 9, 2 x 8 & 1 x 7; Marcia G – 9 GCSEs including 1 x 9 & 3 x 7s; Emily W – 9 GCSEs including a Distinction*, 4 x 8s & 1 x 7; Anna H – 9 GCSEs including 3 x 8s & 2 x 7s; Charlotte K – 9 GCSEs including 2 x 8s & 3 x 7s; Hannah L – 9 GCSEs including 2 x 8s & 3 x 7s.
Whilst we pay tribute to these named individuals, we are equally delighted with the fantastic progress made by all students, who have worked diligently to achieve impressive personal success, completing GCSE courses and attending all GCSE examinations.
The following subjects have exceeded the national average, building on their success from last year. We are proud to share that Geography, History, French, Physical Education and Catering, all exceeded the national average results.
This year, we are proud that 100% of our students achieved the results to go on to their chosen destinations. Students moved on to a range of courses at local sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeships.
With a significant change in our teaching staff team and the new curriculum in place, we are excited for the potential success our Year 11 of summer 2020 will achieve.
The main method by which the government now assesses schools is via the Progress 8 measure. The measure counts a student’s best 8 results with maths and English (the better of a student’s Language and Literature grades) being double-weighted.
Progress 8 is a measure of value added i.e. it compares how students achieved at the end of Year 11 compared with the results from primary school with which they entered King Arthur’s School.
The measure for King Arthur’s School this year was -0.40. This figure includes the fact that one third of our student results did not count for the Progress 8 measure this year. Please be aware that as a result of curriculum decisions made over two years ago, students sat a profile of qualifications that did not meet the current performance measures. Students were not disadvantaged by this, but the measure of progress for our school would have been significantly better, had the qualifications been recognised in each of the Attainment 8 buckets (part of the Progress 8 calculation).
Detailed breakdown of results:
To view the Ofsted performance data click here.
At King Arthur’s, we work hard to make sure our students make their way into secure destinations. Many move on to study at Further Education colleges to undertake a wide variety of courses. An increasing amount of students are choosing to move to Sixth Form Schools and study A Levels. We are also proud of our students who move into apprenticeships, across a variety of professions.
As our careers provision develops, we look to ensure our students are able to reach their aspirational futures. We will continue to develop our relationships with local providers and make sure our students are fully aware of what is on offer at Level 3 study, but also for the steps beyond this to university.