Kingsdown053

School Performance

Key Stage 4 Results: 2019

Kingdown School is extremely proud of the GCSE results that have been achieved in 2019, once again reflecting the hard work and commitment of students and staff in the school, and the ongoing great support from our parents.

As a school, we are very proud of each and every one of our students and wish them all well as they embark on their next stage of education or training. We would like to thank all parents, students and teachers for their hard work during their studies at Kingdown School.

Our headline figures for 2019 include:

  • 49% of students achieved a Grade 5+ in both English and Maths
  • 68% of students achieved a Grade 4+ in both English and Maths
  • 21% of students gained five or more GCSEs at Grade 7 or higher
  • 75% of students gained five or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher
  • Across all GCSE subjects the average grade score was 4.9

As a school, we are very proud of each and every one of our students and wish them all well as they embark on their next stage of education or training.

Attainment 8

Attainment 8 measures the average achievement of pupils in up to eight qualifications including English (double weighted if the combined English qualification, or both language and literature are taken), maths (double weighted), three further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc subjects only) and three further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications from an approved list.

  • Our Attainment 8 score was 49.1. The national average was 46.7.
  • This puts our Attainment 8 score above national average by 2.4 points. This is roughly equivalent to 2.4 grades above national average for every student.

Progress 8

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school.

  • Our Progress 8 score was 0.14.
  • Students achieved, on average, one and a half grades higher than the national average at Kingdown School.

Attainment in English and Maths (9-4)

This measure looks at the percentage of pupils achieving 9-4 in both English and maths. In 2019, pupils achieved:

  • At Kingdown School, 68% of students gained this measure. The national average was 65%.
  • This puts Kingdown School 2% above national average.

Attainment in English and Maths (9-5)

This measure looks at the percentage of pupils achieving 9-4 in both English and maths. In 2019, pupils achieved:

  • At Kingdown School, 49% of students gained this measure. The national average was 43%.
  • This puts Kingdown School 6% above national average.

EBacc entry and achievement

The EBacc is made up of English, maths, science, a language, and history or geography. In 2019, pupils achieved:

  • At Kingdown School, 21% of students were entered for the EBacc compared to 40% nationally
  • At Kingdown School, the EBacc average point score was 4.2

Staying in Education or Employment

  • At Kingdown School, 96% of students stayed in education or employment compared to 94% nationally

Key Stage 5 Results 2019

Congratulations to students at Kingdown School in achieving a fantastic set of results that reflects their hard work, dedication and commitment throughout their studies in Sixth Form. They are an amazing group of young people who have significantly contributed to the life of Kingdown School.

We are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them every happiness and success in their future lives.

Our headline figures are:

  • The pass rate across all courses is 100%
  • 25% of A Level entries are at grades A* or A
  • 55% of A Level entries are at grades A*-B
  • 87% of A Level entries are at grades A*-C
  • The average point score per A Level entry is 36.7

Further successes were achieved in:

  • 100% Distinction* to Pass in Applied and BTEC courses
  • 100% Distinction* to Distinction in Double BTEC courses
  • 95% of EPQ grades were at A* to C

A Level results

These figures are based on students who entered at least one A level or AS level. A levels are available in a wide range of subjects, including English, maths, sciences, languages and humanities. The primary purpose of A levels is to prepare students for degree-level study at university.

Average progress score 0.01
Average point score per A level entry 35.30
Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade B-
Student completion rate 90%

Academic Qualifications results

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and Pre-U. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS level or above.

Average progress score 0.00
Average point score per A level entry 35.49
Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade B-
Student completion rate 90%

Tech Level results

Tech levels are level 3 qualifications for students wishing to develop the specialist skills and knowledge for a technical occupation or industry. They lead to recognised occupations, for example in engineering, IT, accounting or professional cookery.

Average point score per A level entry 35.68
Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade Dis
Student completion rate 100%

Applied General results

Applied general are qualifications that provide broad study of a vocational area. They are designed to lead to higher education and they include areas such as performing arts, business and health and social care.

Average progress score 0.14
Average point score per A level entry 28.49
Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade Merit+
Student completion rate 75%

Student Destinations – 2019

Students finishing 16 to 18 study who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year. The data published in January 2019 is for students who finished level 3 (A levels or other level 3 qualifications) 16 to 18 study in 2017, which is the most recent data currently available..

Number of students 110
Percentage 92.0%

Who to contact

If you have any questions about Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5, please contact:

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