Results

Exam and Assessment Results 2019-20

Grading of A levels, AS levels and GCSEs in summer 2020

No exams took place in summer 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To enable students to receive qualifications, it was announced that students who were due to sit A level, AS level or GCSE exams this summer would receive a calculated grade. For each student, schools and colleges have provided a centre assessment grade for each subject; this is the grade their school or college believes they would be most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead, taking into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results. This grade was intended to be put through a process of standardisation, using a model developed with Ofqual, to arrive at the final calculated grade.

On Monday 17 August, Ofqual confirmed that there no longer would be a standardisation process for AS and A levels or GCSEs and instead all students will be awarded the centre assessment grade submitted by their school or college, unless it is lower than their calculated grade in which case the calculated grade will stand. Unless there is evidence that a processing error has been made, these grades will be final.

Students will be able to use the grades they receive in the summer to move on to their next step.

Pupils are dual-registered with GHES and their home-school and are entered for exams through their home school. The exam results therefore form part of the registered home-school’s published examination data.

Key Stage 4 Summary

GHES has supported pupils from every secondary school in Gloucestershire, helping pupils to achieve positive outcomes including many excellent examination results and other accreditations. GHES track pupil progress and outcomes for all our pupils.

Student Numbers

Year 11 Pupils (2019-2020)

 

No of pupils accessing education in Y11 through GHES

Number of pupils who were entered for /sat accredited exams (GCSE or Functional Skills) whilst being dual-registered with their main school and GHES

Number of pupils teenage pregnancy pupils who were entered for accredited exams

Number of pupils who were too unwell to sit all or some exams

Pupils who are resitting Y11 and will be included in 2019-20 results

 

46

35

1

0

0

 

Year 11 Background Information

Students dual-registered taking exams

Girls

Boys

SEN Code / EHCP

Pupil Premium

EAL

Child Protection

Child in Care

Mental Health

Medical Needs

35

77%

23%

51%

26%

0%

6%

0%

74%

23%

The following tables show examination results for the academic year 2019-20.

As all our students are dual-registered, each home school was responsible for submitting the centre assessed grade for our students this year. GHES provided grades to home schools for each individual based on a range of assessments and other evidence, to help inform schools in their decision making and ranking. 83% of the final assessed GCSE grades achieved by our students matched (or exceeded) the grades GHES submitted to schools.

Overall Results Summary – Headline Figures

35 students remained with us and their main school until the end of the academic year. Of these students:

 

Number

%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE grades 4-9 Including English and Mathematics

8

23%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE Grades 4-9

8

23%

Students achieving 1+ GCSE Grades 4-9

24

69%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE Grades 1-9  

16

46%

Students achieving 1+ GCSE Grades 1-9  

32

91%

Any English Qualification (Inc Entry Level)

33

94%

Any Maths Qualification (Inc Entry Level)

33

94%

At Least one Qualification

35

100%

Exam Highlights

The reality for most students who find themselves too unwell to attend school and are referred to us is that they will not be able to complete the full suite of GCSEs. Predicted targets from their home school also become unrealistic especially when there has been a prolonged period of absence from education due to their medical condition before coming to GHES.  Despite this, we celebrate every success a student makes, be it from actually walking out of their house, building confidence around other people,  securing an apprenticeship for after Year 11, or sitting some exams.  Every student will have developed in some way – it’s just not possible to show this on a GCSE certificate.  Of our Y11 cohort in 2019-20, we would wish to draw attention to the following which shows students can and do achieve well when they are with GHES:

  • Our priority for all students is to get a good grade in Maths and English followed by as many other GCSEs or Functional Skills qualifications.
  • This year 32/35 students were entered for and awarded at least one GCSE grade, whilst 16 of these students gained 5 or more GCSEs grades.
  • 29 students were entered for GCSE Maths; 64% of them met their target grade, whilst 21% exceeded it – fantastic!
  • Of the 28 students entered for GCSE English language, an impressive 89% met or exceeded their target grade. There is also a high expectation on students to sit both English exams; 19 of these 28 students were also entered for Literature, with 85% meeting or exceeding their target grade
  • For the Sciences, 22 students gained a GCSE in at least one or more Science exam (this could be for the Combined Science award or Separate Sciences). Of these, 81% met or exceeded their target grades.

Many students find the rigour of the GCSE curriculum too demanding or too daunting when they become ill. We offer Functional Skills qualifications to support those who may well end up with no GCSEs  and to help many build up the confidence to sit GCSE exams at the end of Year 11.  Whilst these do not count in a main stream school’s results they are recognised by colleges and apprenticeships, and so we find these are a valuable level of qualification to offer our students where appropriate.  To note:

  • 20 students were able to gain one or more Functional Skills qualification;
  • Of these, 19 students gained a qualification in Maths. 15 of the 19 also went on to achieve a GCSE grade in Maths, with 11/15 awarded at least a GCSE grade 3  
  • 8 students gained a qualification in English, with 6 achieving their Level1 in both reading and writing.

Year 11 2019/20 Destinations

For many of our students moving on from Year 11 is a significant step. They realise that with their medical condition they might not get all of the GCSE exam results they may have set out to achieve.  What becomes more important for our students is securing the next part of their journey and what they go onto after Year 11. This year, due to the extraordinary circumstance brought about by the pandemic,  we have been able to continue to offer support to some of these students to help them make a successful transition to their next setting.

Destination

Students

%

6th Form

4

11%

College

19

54%

Prospects/Bridge

6

17%

Young carers courses

2

6%

National Star College

1

3%

Alexandra Warehouse

1

3%

Open University

1

3%

Other-NEET referral made to Forwards Employment

1

3%

Total

35

 

Exam and Assessment Results 2018-19

Generally pupils are dual-registered with GHES and their home-school and are entered for exams through their home school. The exam results therefore form part of the registered home-school’s published examination data.

Key Stage 4 Summary

GHES has supported pupils from every secondary school in Gloucestershire, helping pupils to achieve positive outcomes including many excellent examination results and other accreditations. GHES track pupil progress and outcomes for all our pupils.

Student Numbers

Year 11 Pupils (2018-2019)

 

No of pupils accessing education in Y11 through GHES

Number of pupils who sat accredited exams (GCSE or Functional Skills) whilst being dual-registered with their main school and GHES

Number of pupils teenage pregnancy pupils who sat accredited exams

Number of pupils who were too unwell to sit all or some exams

Pupils who are resitting Y11 and will be included in 2018-19 results

 

67

53

1

2

0

 

Year 11 Background Information

Students dual-registered taking exams

Girls

Boys

SEN Code / EHCP

Pupil Premium

EAL

Child Protection

Child in Care

Mental Health

Medical Needs

53

74%

26%

9%

28%

0%

9%

0%

67%

37%

The following tables show examination results for the academic year 2018-19.

Overall Results Summary – Headline Figures

53 students remained with us and their main school whilst sitting their exams. Of these students:

 

Number

%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE grades 4-9 Including English and Mathematics

17

31%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE Grades 4-9

21

38%

Students achieving 1+ GCSE Grades 4-9

33

60%

Students achieving 5+ GCSE Grades 1-9  

27

49%

Students achieving 1+ GCSE Grades 1-9  

41

75%

Any English Qualification (Inc Entry Level)

51

93%

Any Maths Qualification (Inc Entry Level)

51

93%

At Least one Qualification

51

93%

Exam Highlights

The reality for most students who find themselves too unwell to attend school and are referred to us is that they will not be able to complete the full suite of GCSEs. Predicted targets from their main school also become unrealistic especially when there has been a prolonged period of absence from education due to their medical condition before coming to GHES.  Despite this we celebrate every success a student makes, be it from actually walking out of their house, building confidence around other people,  securing an apprenticeship for after Year 11, or sitting some exams.  Every student will have developed in some way – it’s just not possible to show this on an exam certificate.  Of those that were able to sit exams w​e would wish to draw attention to the following which shows students can and do achieve well when they are with GHES:

  • Our priority for all students is to get a good grade in Maths and English followed by as many other GCSEs or Functional Skills qualifications.
  • This year 39 students were able to sit at least one or more GCSE exam due to their medical needs. 25 of these students sat 5 or more GCSEs with one student sitting 9 exams and gaining a grade 9 or A* in every one.
  • All 39 students sat GCSE Maths, which is exceptional. Of these 50% of them met or exceeded their target grade.
  • There is a high expectation on students to sit both English exams. This year 26 of our students were well enough to sit both GCSE English Language and Literature, and of these, 85% met or exceeded their target grade. 34 students were able to sit at least one of the GCSE English exams, and of these 76% of them met or exceeded their target grade.
  • For the Sciences, 33 students sat at least one or more Science exam (this could be for the Combined Science award or Separate Sciences). Of these 23 (69%) met or exceeded their target grades. Of particular note is the one student who achieved 3 grade 9s for the separate sciences.

Many students find the rigour of the GCSE curriculum too demanding or too daunting when they become ill. We offer Functional Skills qualifications to support those who may well end up sitting no GCSE exams  and to help many build up the confidence to sit GCSE exams at the end of Year 11.  Whilst these do not count in a main stream school’s results they are recognised by colleges and apprenticeships, and so we find these are a valuable level of qualification to offer our students where appropriate.  To note:

  • 19 students were able to gain one or more Functional Skills qualification;
  • Of these, 18 students gained a qualification in Maths, with two students gaining their Level 2;
  • 8 students took a qualification in English, and 4 took a qualification in IT.

Year 11 2018/19 Destinations

For many of our students moving on from Year 11 is a significant step. They realise that with their medical condition they might not get all of the GCSE exam results they may have set out to achieve.  What becomes more important for our students is securing the next part of their journey and what they go onto after Year 11.

Destination

Students

%

Specialist Provision

1

1.8%

6th Form

9

16.9%

Apprenticeship

3

5.6%

College

19

35.9%

Employment

3

5.6%

Identified to work with Youth Support Team

13

24.5%

Virtual Learning

2

3.6%

Unknown

3

5.6%

Total

53

100%

 

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