Results Day - Information
GCSE Results Day – 25th August from 9:00am – 11:00am
Please collect your results from the library.
If someone is collecting on your behalf, please ask them to bring their photo ID and a letter from yourself giving permission.2
Exams and Assessment
Expected Outcomes in 2016
New government measures have been introduced which are designed to give a clearer understanding of the value a school adds to your child’s education, from the time they leave primary school to their summer GCSE examinations. The 5 A*-C including English and Maths measure is no longer used and several other key indicators of a school’s performance have been changed. The academy will now be assessed by the criteria below:
Progress 8: This is the average of a student’s best 8 GCSE grades. The results are then compared to the grades expected for the student based on their primary school attainment (Key Stage 2 levels). If a school achieves above 0.0 then it is adding value above and beyond government expectations. At The Taunton Academy, we predict that our 2016 progress 8 figure will be: +0.14.
Attainment 8: This is the average grade that a student achieves at school. It is important to remember that this figure must be read in conjunction with the progress 8 figure. This is because if a school were to have an Attainment 8 grade of an E but a Progress 8 score of +1.0 then the government would have expected every child in that school to achieve, on average, a grade of an F. At The Taunton Academy we predict that our 2016 Attainment 8 grade will be: D+.
Achieving English and Maths: This is the percentage of students that achieve English and Maths at grade A*-C in the summer 2016 examinations. At The Taunton Academy we predict that 49% of students will achieve English and Maths.
Achieving the EBAC: The English Baccalaureate is a new measure used by the government to assess which students have achieved a grade A*-C in English, Maths, two Sciences, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language. Because of our curriculum we have very few students who are currently studying a Modern Foreign Language – a key element to achieving the EBAC. At The Taunton Academy, we predict that 12% will achieve the EBAC
Historical Data: Please find below a series of historical examination data. It is important to note that the context of the academy has changed dramatically over the past year. Please see our Expected Outcomes table for a comparison of the expected impact of these changes.
|Exam Analysis 2013-15||2015||2014||2013|
|5 A* – C inc English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent)||33.6%||42.2%||35%|
|English A* – C||48.1%||51.8%||36%|
|Maths A* – C||47.3%||54.8%||59%|
|English 3+ LOP||55.0%||56.3%||39%|
|English 4+ LOP||11.5%||20.7%||13%|
|Maths 3+ LOP||55.7%||54.8%||63%|
|Maths 4+ LOP||15.3%||16.3%||25%|
|Average Total Progress 8||-0.48||-0.01||–|
|Average Total Attainment 8||39.71||41.37||–|
The link to the DfE school performance table’s website – http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html