GCSE EXAMS RESULTS 2021
As you know, students' grades in 2021 were awarded via the use of Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). This was a revised approach to that in 2020 (as detailed below).
Schools will not be able to publish contextual progress measures (such as Progress 8), as these are not being calculated nationally. Contextual progress measures produced by third parties may be useful internally, but are not the same as a formal Progress 8 figure (FFT). There is no requirement to share any data on, or after results day, with local or national media, the local authority, parents, or other stakeholders. Indeed, the DfE has confirmed that it will not even be calculating performance data for GCSEs and equivalent qualifications this summer, let alone publishing it. If schools do choose to share data, then please note that any progress data (including Progress 8) can only be worked out by the DfE, which is not calculating it this year. Progress estimates provided by external providers may be useful internally, but should not be shared externally.
Matched data (English and maths) at Grades 4+ is 53% and at 5+ 28%. This is 8% and 2% higher than in 2020.
GCSE Exams Results 2020
A combination of evidence consisting of class/home learning, mock exam results and coursework (if applicable) was used to award our students' grades internally in 2020. These were called Centre Assessed Grades. The centre grades submitted to the exam boards were agreed by the centre following an internal quality assurance process and were not the sole responsibility of any individual teacher. The Headteacher agreed and moderated all CAGS.
The trajectory of student's progress since the beginning of Year 11 was also taken into account to address the early school closures and missed school learning. These grades were then submitted to the exam boards. The final grades awarded by the exam boards were the product of a nationally applied process, aimed at ensuring that student grades were consistent with those of students in other years, and therefore had equal value.
The grades that students received were a combination of CAGs and some calculated (external) grades. The standardisation model developed by Ofqual and the awarding organisations was statistical and, in some cases, did not reflect the grades submitted by the centre. The standardisation process applied by the exam boards ensured that grades awarded in 2020 were consistent with those awarded to other cohorts in other years. Students were awarded the higher of the two grades - either the CAG or the calculated grade.
There are no headline measures for schools to report in 2020 and no league tables to be released.
We did celebrate with our students in a face to face Results Day and would like to highlight some of our students' successes:
|Student||Grade 9||Grade 8||Grade 7||Grade 6||Grade 5||Distinction|
GCSE Exams Results 2019
|English Language 4+||43%|
|English Literature 4+||43%|
|Ebacc Entry/Attainment 8/Achieving 4+/Achieving 5+||13% / 8.97 / 3% / 1%|
|Open Attainment 8||10.42|
|High Attainers Attainment 8||42.88|
- Tore - 8 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Blertina - 7 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Marta - 9 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Kayla - 8 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Daniel- 9 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Jack- 10 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Dion - 9 GCSEs grades at a strong pass or above
- Nadeem – +1.84
- Nerea - +1.07
- Jakub - +0.89
- Imran - +0.84
- Shameem - +0.70
- Liyana - +0.68