Examination Results 2016

GCSE Examinations

The 2016 percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics is: 71% based on best entry.

The 2016 percentage of pupils making at least expected progress in English is 74%
The 2016 percentage of pupils making more than expected progress in English is: 26%

The 2016 percentage of pupils making at least expected progress in Mathematics is: 79%
The 2016 percentage of pupils making more than expected progress in Mathematics is: 37%

The 2016 Progress 8 score is: -0.01 based on best entry
(The national average is -0.03, the Staffordshire average is -0.09 and the West Midlands average is -0.07).

The 2016 Attainment 8 score is: +52.33 based on best entry
(The national average is 49.9, the Staffordshire average is: 48.9 and the West Midlands average is 49.1).

Percentage of pupils entered for the EBACC: 43%
Percentage of pupils achieving the EBACC: 18%

NOTE: The Government reports results based on first entry only. Our first entry figures are 60% 5A*-C inc. English and Maths; 74% of pupils making at least expected progress in English; 56% of pupils making at least expected progress in Mathematics; -0.15 Progress 8; +51.16 Attainment 8.

The Governors of the College have deliberately chosen to allow multiple entries to give pupils the maximum possibility of achieving the highest grades. Far from depressing aspiration, which has been seen as a disadvantage of multiple entries, we believe it has given our pupils the confidence to make greater strides and achieve higher grades. This is evident from our data.

A-Level Examinations

The percentage of pupils achieving A*-B grades was 44%.
The overall pass rate was 99.3%.
86% of our students went on to study at University in 2016, of whom 14% went to Russell Group universities.

Examination Results 2015

GCSE Examinations

The 2015 percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics is: 59% based on best entry

The 2015 percentage of pupils achieving the Ebacc is: 26.5%
The 2015 percentage of pupils making expected progress in English is: 56.5%
The 2015 percentage of pupils making expected progress in Mathematics is: 80.3%

Progress 8 score based on best entry -0.33
Attainment 8 score based on best entry 4.97

A-Level Examinations

The 2015 percentage of pupils achieving A*-B grades at A-Level was 30%.

The 2015 valued added score for A-Level was -0.22 and for vocational qualifications it was +0.22.

Retention rates for A-Level were 99%, compared with a national figure of 94%. For AS retention rates were 97%, compared with a national figure of 91%.

Average point scores at A-Level were 192.9 against a national score of 212.1.

80% of our pupils went on to higher education and 100% were sustained in education, employment or training.

Examination Results 2014

Examination results have now been published for the summer 2014 exams.

This year there were significant changes to the way that results are calculated and the DfE have stated,

"Recommendations adopted from Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of vocational education, the introduction of an early entry policy and changes in GCSE examination structure have had an impact on the 2014 Key Stage 4 results. The changes should be taken into account when considering results alongside those of previous years, as neither direct comparisons nor production of three-year trends are possible."

They go on to say,

"The changes affect results nationally and have varying impact on schools, depending upon their entry pattern. DfE analyses (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent...) show that the proportion of pupils in state-funded schools attaining 5+ grades A*-C including English and mathematics (5ACEM) in 2014 (55.9%) at national level is almost 5 percentage points (pp) lower than in 2013 (60.6%). On average, at national level, about 2pp of this change are due to early entry rules, 2pp to Wolf rules and 1pp to changes in examination structure and entry behaviour. The impact at school level will vary greatly depending on previous curriculum offer and examination entry pattern and the extent to which the school has changed these in response to performance table rule changes."

It is therefore important to consider the results in this context. At Cardinal Griffin, all pupils were entered early for Mathematics, which has meant a significant impact on our headline figures.

The 2014 percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics is: 53%
The 2014 percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-G grades is: 97%
The 2014 percentage of pupils achieving the Ebacc is: 43%
The 2014 percentage of pupils making expected progress in English is: 63%
The 2014 percentage of pupils making expected progress in Mathematics is: 51%

While direct comparisons cannot be made our own analysis indicates that had the percentage of 5A*-C grades for 2013 been measured using the same criteria the percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics would have been 55%, the actual result was 69%.

Using the results from pupils' best exam entries:

The 2014 percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics is:59%
The 2014 percentage of pupils making expected progress in English is: 63%
The 2014 percentage of pupils making expected progress in Mathematics is: 70%