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Examination results for 2016

Key Stage 5 Results

A Level or Equivalent 2016

We have a fantastic set of results this year and wish to congratulate all our students and staff on their impressive success and hard work.

This year we achieved 42%  A*-B grades (or equivalent), 72% A*-C grades (or equivalent) and the BTec average grade was Distinction *-.


Almost all students gained their first choice University to study the degree courses of their choice.

We are delighted that the A level and BTEC results are excellent again this year as our Sixth Form thrives. We wish all our students well as they move on to University or new careers.

KS5 Performance Measures:

Progress measure for A levels:


Attainment measure for A levels:

(Students average this grade)


Progress measure for Vocational subjects:


Attainment measure for Vocational subjects:

(Students average this grade)

Distinction +

English and Maths GCSE re-sit measure:

0 (0 = expected progress)

Retention measure:

(% of all students retained to the end of their studies)



KS5 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).

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.

Our score of -0.09 for A levels is in line with expected progress nationally. Our score of +0.8 for vocational qualifications is well above expected progress nationally and means that our students gain nearly a grade higher in each subject than would be expected.

Key Stage 4 Results

GCSE 2016

Excellent Academic Success!

  • A*-C including English and Mathematics 66%
  • Mathematics grade C or above 70%
  • English grade C or above 77%

We have a fantastic set of results this year and wish to congratulate all our students and staff on their impressive success and hard work.

Ten students gained all A*-A grades which is particularly pleasing especially when added to our excellent A level performance. This again has been an outstanding year for the school.

Key Performance Indicators

Progress 8:


Average Attainment 8 grade:


Percentage of students gaining A*-C in both Maths and English:


Percentage of year 11 taking Ebacc:


Percentage of year 11 gaining Ebacc:


Progress 8

The DfE has recently changed how school performance is measured.

From 2016 all secondary schools will be measured on progress, using the Progress 8 measure. This will be 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 students 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 Progress 8 score is +0.15 – however we will not know our actual score until the Department for Education (DfE)  publishes further information in late October 2016.

Attainment 8

Our average ‘Attainment 8’ grade is 5.15

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 a C grade. The national figure for 2015 was 4.8 (a high D grade).


Windsor operated a free option choice for the year 11 students that completed their GCSEs in 2016. As a consequence 28% of students studied courses that would give them the complete suite of Ebacc subjects. Of these 58% successfully met the Ebacc performance measure. This represented 16% of all year 11 students.

DfE Performance Tables

For further information on DfE school performance tables please click here for a link to the DfE website.