KS4 and KS5 2017 Summer Exam Results

Sep 19, 2017

We are delighted with our GCSE and A Level results this year. The students worked exceptionally hard and achieved Eastbrook’s best results ever!

  • The proportion of students who achieved a pass in English and Maths was 53%, a rise of 8% on last year’s figure.
  • 52% of students achieved 5A*-C (or equivalent) including English and Maths. In 2016 the figure was 40% so this year represented a very pleasing rise and showed that performance improved across the whole curriculum.
  • Progress 8 became the key national measure last year. Although early indications suggest that our students will have made very strong progress considering their starting points, schools have been advised not to speculate on a figure. The actual Progress 8 score will be released in October and this will be shared with parents
  • Our provisional value added score, which again indicates rates of student progress, is 1008, against a national average of 1000. This again is an indication of the strength and breadth of the whole curriculum  
  • Once again our more able students did extremely well. 17 students achieved 5 or more A* – A grades and two students achieved 12 A* – A.
  • A* – A increased significantly this year with 16% of all grades being in this top category. Additionally, 44% of all grades this year were A* – B which represents an 18% increase!
  • English and Maths results continue to improve. The proportion of students who achieved a ‘strong pass’ (9-5) in these core subjects was broadly in line with national expectations and is likely to represent excellent progress when Progress 8 data is released.
  • Science results were very strong this year with more than 90% of the students who took triple science achieving an A* – C in all three areas.
  • We are also delighted with the performance of those students who joined us after the start of year 7. Students with what is called ‘broken education’ quite often do not manage to make the progress they should, but at Eastbrook this year they did exceptionally well and achieved outcomes in line with students who started with us.
  •  The achievement gap between students who are on free school meals and those who are not compares very favourably compared to the national picture. We continue to focus on eliminating the difference and our gap is much smaller than national comparisons.
  • Most 6th form accountability measures have changed recently which makes year on year comparisons difficult. However, our average A Level grade of a C is an improvement on 2016 and our average vocational grade of a Distinction+ is very high and above the national average.
  • The percentage of our students who go into education, employment or training is in line with national averages. We have a slightly higher percentage who altered their chosen post 16 pathway. Current figures are for students who left in 2014.   

The link below gives information about our 2016 results; the 2017 DFE report is expected in October 2017.

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=101243

Eastbrook Results 2017

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