Overall and in almost every measure we have achieved our best ever set of results. This is a preliminary analysis which is subject to change as a result of appeals.
Our students should be congratulated on what is an exceptional set of results which are as a result of the hard work of themselves supported by their parents and staff.
In the new ‘basics’ measure 80% of students achieved a GCSE C+ in English and mathematics subjects, last year for comparison this figure was 68%. In addition 78% of students achieved 5 A*-C including English and maths. Our attainment 8 figure is estimated to be 57 and likely to be considered high compared to the national average, it is also an improvement on last year’s estimate of 52.
Our progress 8 score indicates that in each of the GCSEs that count towards this measure a Catmose student achieved 0.36 of a GCSE grade higher than a similar school in an ‘average’ school, this is significantly higher than the national average. This translates to nearly 3 full GCSE grades over the eight subjects that count towards this measure.
The graphics below from the unvalidated (pre appeals) DFE performance tables confirm the progress our students make as measured by progress 8 is in the highest 20% of all schools nationally.
Value added (best 8 subjects) is also very strong at an estimated 1017 and maintains last year’s similar high value which was significantly above the national average. This is also reflected in the high progress measures from KS2. In maths 80% of students made at least 3 Levels of progress (LOP) and 44% 4 levels. In English (literature or language) 90% 3 LOP and 60% 4 LOP (best grade from language or lit) both high compared to national progress rates.
The attainment of our students is also high compared to national performance as shown in the graphic below taken from the DFE performance tables.
The ‘inspection dashboard’ for 2016 also confirms these very strong results, the first page (below) summarises our relative strengths and weaknesses. That there are so many strengths and no weaknesses identified underlines just how strong a set of outcomes these are.
Exceptionally strong performance should be noted in the following subject areas:
- Art based subjects
- Computer Science
- English Literature
- Hospitality and catering
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Biology and Chemistry sciences