Examination Performance

Key Stage 4 (GCSE) Results

 

Measure

Explanation

2015

2016

 2017

 

2018

Progress 8 score How much progress have students made at JCoSS over and above national expectations? The figure is expressed as a decimal of a grade added by JCoSS, per student per subject.

0.51

0.39

0.855*

0.3(DfE)

0.47

Attainment 8 score

How well did students do on average in their best 8 ‘qualifying subjects’ at GCSE? 8=A* 7=A 6=B 5=C 4=D 3=E 2=F 1=G

60.40

57.00

54.50

56.58

% of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4

 

80.9

77.3

66

61.7

% achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

In 2017, this was the percentage of pupils achieving the EBacc, so pupils who got a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in the science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc.

36.2

33.0

39.9

31.0

Average point score (APS) for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc

      5.04

% of grades that were 7-9

 

41

39.3

31

42.39

% of grades that were 4-9

 

86

82

87

82.15

% Achieving 5 or more GCSEs at 4-9 Inc English and Maths (Standard)

 

80.3

79

82.4

72.1

% of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil destinations).

 

99

97

NB:  For 2017, the official GCSE statistics published by the DfE and reported in the press are different from what we have published on our website, because the rules for official DfE calculations only use GCSE Maths taken in year 11. They do not include early entry GCSE Maths (Y10) or Further Maths GCSE (Y11) which our 30 ablest Mathematicians sat in June 2016 and 2017.  These students achieved excellent results (96% A*-A for GCSE Maths and 83% A – A* for GCSE Further Maths) but these grades are not counted in the DfE statistics.  This has had the effect of lowering our official results for Progress, Attainment, % of students with strong passes in Maths & English, and EBacc, as well as our relative position in the tables

We took the view that in order to stretch these very able students they should take Maths GCSE early and then Further Maths GCSE in Year 11.  As a result, our official figures, are all lower than they should be.  Neither set of figures is incorrect – but the ones on our website show more fairly and fully the excellent quality of our students and our teachers.

Key Stage 5 (A level) Results

2015:  37% of all grades were either an A* or A, and well over a third of all students achieved 2As or more. A quarter of students achieved AAA or better, and 17% of all grades were A*.  For the second year running, our ALPS score for adding value at A level was Grade 2, representing “Outstanding overall performance”.

2016:  For the second year running 38% of all grades were either an A* or A, and two-thirds of grades were at B or above, achieved by 23 students who came to our 6th form from previous schools.  Two JCoSS students will take up places at Medical School this year, and one will take up a place at Cambridge; the great majority of students who applied for university places have comfortably met either their firm or insurance offers.

2017:   We are delighted to announce our first full set of A Level Results from our pioneering student cohort who joined JCoSS in 2010 when the school first opened.  Overall, over a third of grades were either A* or A, and over two-thirds of grades were at Grade B or above.  88% of all grades were A*-C.  We are thrilled that both students who received Oxbridge offers have also received the necessary grades to take up their places at Cambridge.

2018:  We are delighted to announce our 2nd full set of A Level Results from our cohort who joined JCoSS in its second year.  Overall, 38% of grades were either A* or A, and 67% were at Grade B or above – our best ever results by some margin.  We are enormously proud that 7 students who were holding offers for Oxbridge and/or Medical School have also received the necessary grades to take up their places – this again comfortably surpasses previous years and continues the upward trend since the school’s earliest results.

Key Stage 5 A Level Results

Measure Explanation 2015 2016 2017 2018
APS per entry   238 35.58 39.19 41.17
Average Grade per entry   B B- B B
% BBB or better   42.4 30 34.1 45.2

 

Key Stage 5 Vocational Results

Measure Explanation 2015 2016 2017 2018
APS per entry     50 37.54 29.87
Average Grade per entry     D* D+ M+

 

Link to Department for Education School and College Performance Tables