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Examination Results for 2017
Key Stage 4 Results
|Progress 8||+0.25 (provisional)|
|Average Attainment 8 grade||4.8|
|Percentage of students gaining a strong pass in both Maths and English||41%|
|Percentage of students gaining a standard pass in both Maths and English||61%|
|Percentage of year 11 taking Ebacc||24%|
|Percentage of year 11 gaining a strong pass in Ebacc (Maths and English measured at grade 5 or above)||12%|
|Percentage of year 11 gaining a standard pass in Ebacc (Maths and English measured at grade 4 or above)||13%|
|Destinations (percentage of students staying in education or employment)||Not yet available|
All secondary schools are judged on the amount of progress that their students make. This is known as the ‘Progress 8’ measure. This is the main headline measure by which schools are ranked and is published in the secondary school performance tables.
What does Progress 8 measure?
Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in year 6 and their results in year 11. It is a ‘value-added’ measure, meaning students’ results are compared to the achievements of other pupils across the country with similar year 6 results.
A school’s Progress 8 score is an average of all students’ individual scores. It shows whether, as a group, students in the school made above or below average progress compared to similar students in other schools.
A value of 0 is the national average and therefore a figure above 0 is above average whereas a negative value would be below the national average.
Our provisional Progress 8 score is +0.25
Our average ‘Attainment 8’ grade is 4.8
Attainment 8 is a measure of a student’s average grade across a set suite of eight subjects.
Our score means that the average grade for all our year 11 students across all subjects was the equivalent of a strong C grade.
Windsor operated a free option choice for the year 11 students that completed their GCSEs in 2016. As a consequence 24% of students studied courses that would give them the complete suite of Ebacc subjects. Of these 50% successfully met the strong pass at Ebacc performance measure. This represented 12% of all year 11 students.
Key Stage 5 Results
We have another fantastic set of results this year, testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our students and staff. Our students can be proud that they have achieved the best progress scores since the sixth form opened, demonstrating our commitment to excellence for all students.
This year 45% of all grades were at A* – B and an overall 99% pass rate. 77% of students achieved A* – C (or equivalent) grades in all their A Levels which is an exceptional achievement.
15 students achieved the equivalent of at least 3 A* – A grades and all of our students achieved at least 2 qualifications. BTEC average grade is Distinction*-.
Students are progressing onto a wide-range of destinations including university and higher apprenticeships, with Charlie Wright going on to study Chemistry at Oxford.
We are overjoyed that the A Level and BTEC results continue our upward trend and are excellent again this year as our sixth form flourishes. We wish all of our students well as they move on to University or new careers.
Key Stage 5 Performance Measures:
|Progress measure for A Levels:
|Attainment measure for A Levels:
(This is the average grade achieved by our
|Progress measure for Academic qualifications:||+0.09|
|Attainment measure for Academic
|Progress measure for Applied General
|Attainment measure for Applied General qualifications:||Dist*-|
|Progress measure for Tech Level
|Attainment measure for Tech Level
|Dist- (9 students)|
|English and Maths GCSE re-sit
|Retention measure: (% of all students
retained to the end of their studies)
|Destinations:||84% of students went on to university
(12% to Russell group universities and 1% to Oxbridge)
8% of students went on to apprenticeships or employment
3% of students went on to colleges of further education.
4% gap year
1% destination unknown
Our score of +0.08 for A levels is therefore above expected progress nationally. Our score of +0.35 for vocational qualifications is well above expected progress nationally.
For example a score of 0 equals expected progress, and a score of +0.5 would mean students in the sixth form on average scoring half a grade more than expected in every subject.
Key Stage 5 Progress Explained:
The post 16 progress measure shows the relationship between students’ GCSE performance and their performance in level 3 qualifications (i.e. A levels and Level 3 BTECs).