Over the past few years, there have been many changes to examinations and performance tables, which mean that the performance tables cannot be compared like for like with those of previous years.
In 2017, students sat the first of the reformed GCSEs in Maths, English Language and English Literature which are graded 9-1 rather than A*-G. These courses are 100% final exam, with no controlled assessment. Approximately half the remaining GCSEs reformed to 9-1 in 2018, whilst other GCSEs remain A*-G, with the remainder reforming in 2019. All GCSEs taken by the 2019 cohort were graded 9-1.
Headline measures for 2019 include:
- Grade 5-9 in both English and Maths (Good pass)
- Progress 8
- Attainment 8
- Ebacc Average Points Score
We will also refer to the percentage of students gaining grade 4-9 in both English and Maths (Standard pass) but this is not a headline measure.