Exam Results

2018 (provisional) Examination Results:

% achieving a ‘good pass’ (grade 4 or above) in English and Maths. 76%
% achieving a ‘strong pass’ (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths. 54%
Progress 8 score 0.36
Attainment 8 score 49.37

Please follow this link to view the school’s provisional 2018 results on the Department for Education’s ‘Compare School Performance’ website. For an explanation of why the published results differ from the school’s calculations please see below.

2017 Examination Results:

% achieving a ‘good pass’ (grade 4 or above) in English and Maths. 75%
% achieving a ‘strong pass’ (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths. 43%
Progress 8 score 0.1
Attainment 8 score 47.55

Please follow this link to view the school’s 2017 results on the Department for Education’s ‘Compare School Performance’ website. For an explanation of why the published results differ from the school’s calculations please see below.

2016 Examination Results:

% achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths 76%
% achieving A*- C in English and Maths 77%
Progress 8 Estimate +0.35
Attainment 8 Estimate 53.96 (C+)
% of students achieving 5 or more A and A* grades 19%

2015 Examination Results

% achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths 73%

2017 and 2018 examination results – additional information

The decisions we make about what examinations our students sit and when they sit them are made based on what is right for students and what will give them the very best chance of the very best grades. Every decision that we make is rooted in what is best for the girls at St Edmund’s and not what is best for the league tables. For explanations of what this means for our recent exam results please see below.

2018

To calculate the Progress 8 score, an average grade of all Year 11 students GCSE results is calculated (Attainment 8 Score) and compared with an expected average grade – this is based on what those students achieved in Year 6 at primary school (Key Stage 2 SAT results).

Students leaving St Edmund’s in 2018 sat their Religious Studies GCSE a year early (at the end of Year 10). The government did not include the Religious Studies GCSE results in the Progress 8 calculation because it was the old-style GCSE exam (A*-U grades).

We did our own calculations though and, if the Religious Studies grades had been included, the St Edmund’s Progress 8 score would have been an even more impressive +0.35. This shows that students at St Edmund’s made better progress than was expected of them, based on their Key Stage 2 achievement.

2017

To calculate the Progress 8 score, an average grade of all Year 11 students GCSE results is calculated (Attainment 8 Score) and compared with an expected average grade. This is based on what those students achieved in Year 6 at primary school (Key Stage 2 SAT results).

Students at St Edmund’s sit their English Language GCSE a year early (at the end of Year 10) and in 2017, the government didn’t include these English Language GCSE results in the Progress 8 calculation because it was the old-style GCSE exam (A*-U grades).

In the Progress 8 calculation, because English is such an important subject, the English grade (along with Maths) is worth double the score that other subjects are. Therefore, by not including the English Language results, our ‘official’ Progress 8 score was hugely affected.

We did our own calculations though and, if the English Language grades had been included, the St Edmund’s Progress 8 score would have been positive. This shows that students at St Edmund’s made better progress than was expected of them, based on their Key Stage 2 achievement.