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Examination Results

GCSE Results 2017 – The Headlines

Thursday 24 August 2017

 

The E-ACT Burnham Park Academy students awarded more top GCSE grades than ever before

 The E-ACT Burnham Park Academy is today celebrating a hugely successful GCSE results day with students being awarded more top grades than ever before.

 47% of our students have achieved GCSE grades 9–4 (A-C) incl Eng & Maths

  • 32% of our students achieved a grade 7 or above with 18% receiving 7 or above in Maths and 24% in English

 

Headteacher James Hughes on today’s results:

 “It is testament to the hard work of our students and academy staff that so many leave our academy today with the results they need to either go onto further study, college or employment. The entire academy community is brimming with pride today as we celebrate this wonderful set of results.”

 

Executive Headteacher Matthew Flannigan on today’s results:

 “This is a significant improvement for the academy on its journey to becoming an outstanding academy, and we are extremely proud of all our students.”

 

Notes to editors

 There are two main changes to take into account this year:

 The new numerical grading system

  • New and tougher GCSEs in English literature, English language and mathematics

 

Numerical grading

 This year the new numerical grading system applies only to GCSEs in English literature, English language and mathematics.

 In 2017:

 Traditional letter grades (A*-G) have been replaced by numerical grades, where 9 is the highest mark and 1 the lowest.

  • Under this new system an A is equivalent to a 7 while a C is anchored at grade 4.
  • Note that there are now two levels of passes – a standard pass at grade 4 and a strong pass at grade 5.

 New and more difficult GCSEs in English literature, English language and mathematics

This year students across the country sat tougher new GCSEs in the two core subjects of English and mathematics. The main change here is that students were tested in final exams at the end of the course instead of in modules which involved students being tested in stages at different parts of the year.

 What will be happening next year?

In 2018 another 20 subjects will have numerical grading with most others following in 2019.

 KS4 Breakdown

KS4 Results 2016/17

Progress 8

-0.35

Attainment 8

38.57

Progress English

-0.02

Attainment English

8.98

Progress Maths

-0.10

Attainment Maths

7.79

Progress English Baccalaureate

-0.78

Attainment English Baccalaureate

9.06

Progress Open Element

-0.32

Attainment Open Element

12.74

 

GCSE and equivalent achievements 2016/17

% entering the English Baccalaureate

7.8%

% achieving a pass in English Baccalaureate

3%

Level 4+ (standard pass) English & Maths

51%

Level 5+ (strong pass)      English & Maths

36%

5A*-C incl. English & Maths

47%

 

 

Year 11 Destinations of Pupils Leaving the Academy 2016/17

Number of students

119

Number of students who plan to go on to Level 3 learning (at this academy)

0

0%

Number of students who plan to go on to Level 3 learning (elsewhere)

106

89%

Number of students who plan to go on to an apprenticeship

5

4%

Number of students who plan to go on to employment

0

0%

Other -:

8

7%

  

 

KS5 Outcomes

KS5 A Level Cohort and Results 2016/17

Number of Students

17

Non-vocational - APS per entry

11

Non-vocational - APS per student

13.26

Vocational - APS per entry

34.8

Vocational - APS per student

48.5

Number of students achieving at least two A levels at A*-E

3

% of students achieving at least two A levels at A*-E

18%

Number of students achieving at least three A levels at A*-E

1

% of students achieving at least three A levels at A*-E

6%

A levels - number of students

11

A levels - APS per entry

13.26

A levels - number of students included in "best three" measure

2

A levels - average best three A levels (points per entry)

20.0

Academic - number of students

11

Academic - APS per entry

13.26

Applied general - number of students

12

Applied general - APS per entry

38.52

Year 13 Destinations of Pupils Leaving the Academy 2016/17

Number of students

17

Number of students who applied to university

12

71%

Number of students who achieved the grades needed for their first choice university

7

58%

Number of students with guaranteed university placements - Russell Group

1

6%

Number of students with guaranteed university placements - non-Russell Group

6

35%

Number of students who plan to go to university but are going through clearing

2

12%

Number of students who plan to go on to other education

1

6%

Number of students who plan to go on to employment

5

29%

Other -:

2

12%