Examination Data

Crown Hills 2016 performance information

The way that schools’ performance measures are now judged is very different to the way in which they have been judged previously.

The key figure that schools report on immediately after exam results are available is the percentage of students who have achieved both English and maths GCSEs at a grade C or above, the ‘basics’ or ‘threshold’ measure.

The difference this year is that, rather than just English language results counting in this measure, now the best result for each student in either English language or English literature counts.

There is no direct comparison between this figure and the results that we have previously published on our website.

For the year 11 cohort 2015 - 2016 our basics (threshold) figure was 57%.

Our basics figure for 2014 – 2015 was 56% but that figure was the percentage of students gaining English language only combined with maths at GCSE grade C or above.

For comparison purpose, we also calculated the expected progress and better than expected progress made for the 2015-16 year 11 cohort in best English (either language or literature) and maths.

Our figures were as follows:

English expected progress 78% and better than expected progress 41%.

Maths expected progress 64% and better than expected progress 35%.

The EBacc is a measure that continues to be reported on. This year 12% students gained the EBacc.

A figure called Progress 8 is reported this year as well. Our unvalidated figure is currently -0.12

A DfE video explaining how this is calculated can be found by clicking here

This figure is a calculation based on the achievement across 8 subjects for each student based on whether they met, exceeded or were below expectations in each subject that they took.

A figure is then calculated for the whole school.

A figure which is below -0.5 is considered to be below the ‘floor standard’ in other words, below the minimum expected standards set by the government.

This figure is dependent on how students across the country have performed and therefore the validated data will not be released until all national data has been collated (expected Jan 2017).

Provisional data in mid October gave us a score of -0.14.

Since then we have had re moderation and challenged some grades and as a result this figure has improved.

A score of 0 will be considered the National Average and 50% of schools will have a positive score and 50% a negative score.

Our score although negative is not considered to be significantly below the NA but is considered average which means expected progress has been made.

However, there is a ‘health warning’ with the data.

Only students who have prior attainment data count in a school’s progress 8 figures.

There is a final measure that schools do not have to publish but will be available.

This is the average grade that a student will get in a GCSE at a school.

Unlike progress 8, all students at the school count for this figure.

For the 2015-16 year 11 cohort the average grade was C-.

*Further information on how the school compares locally and nationally can be found on the following websites

 Performance Tables


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