Examination Results 2018
At The Ecclesbourne School we work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to realise their potential and we are proud of all our students’ academic and other achievements. We believe that when children, whatever their starting points or aptitudes, are encouraged and inspired in an orderly and purposeful environment then they make the progress of which they are capable. Our students are to be congratulated for their achievement in terms of the exceptionally high proportion who gained good passes at GCSE and A Level this year but also in terms of the progress they made. Examination results achieved by Ecclesbourne students have remained consistently well above national comparisons for the last several years at a time of considerable change in the exam system and the way the success of schools is measured
Over the last two years the government have introduced some new measures by which school performance will be judged. Explanations of how these measures work can be found by following the link to the DfE school performance website below. In order to enable meaningful year-on-year comparison of examination results we will continue to publish our figures in the format you are used to alongside the new Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores.
The Progress 8 score of +0.38 (2017: +0.17) means that students at Ecclesbourne achieved GCSE results above those expected given their already high prior attainment.
Our students’ fantastic achievements this year continue The Ecclesbourne School’s proud tradition of high academic achievement for all and mean that the vast majority of our students were able to gain places on their chosen post-16 courses. All of this serves as a testament to the commitment of our students, the skill and dedication of our staff and governors and the incredible support we receive from parents and carers.
Exam Results for 2018 - Highlights
- Attainment 8 Score 5.5 (National: 4.4)
- Progress 8 Score +0.38 (National: 0)
- 86% of students achieved a 4 (C) or better in both English and Mathematics (National: 63%)
- 82% of our students secured 5 or more GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C) or better in both English and Mathematics (National: 58%)
- 64% of our students secured 5 or more GCSEs at 9-5 or better in both English and Mathematics (National: 42%)
- 63% of students entered the English Baccalaureate (National: 38%)
- 45% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (National: 23%)
- 25% of grades were at A*/A.
- *Destinations: Continued education, or employment: 96% (National 94%), Ecclesbourne Sixth Form 69% (National: 38%), FE College 21% (National: 34%), Apprenticeships 3% (National: 5%)
*The destination data is for pupils who completed Key Stage 4 in 2016. This is the most recent data available and was published in January 2019.
A Level 2018
Attainment - Grade Breakdown
- 86% of students gained A*-C grades
- 63% of students gained A*-B grades
- 32% of students gained A*-A grades
- 23.3% of students gained 2 A*, A or B grades in facilitating subjects outperforming the national average of 17%
- The students achieved an average grade of B+, which is line with the national average and outperformed the Derbyshire average of grade C
- Student Progress in A-level based subjects were well above the national average (Progress +0.2)
Progress in English and Maths
Students included in this measure did not achieve the required grade C in English or Maths at GCSE level and were required to continue their studies with the support of the school
- 100% of the students included in the dataset achieved the required standard during their time at Ecclesbourne
- The data for the student entered for Maths has been omitted for confidentiality reasons
- 98.4% of students who embarked on a program of study completed it. This figure is significantly higher than the Derbyshire (95.5%) or National (95.3%) retention figures.
The data published below is for students who finished level 3 (A levels or other level 3 qualifications) 16 to 18 study in 2015, which is the most recent validated data currently available.
- 82% (170) of students are in education, employment or training
- 74% (126) of Students went to University
- 34% (58) of these students went to a Russell Group University and 2% (2) to Oxbridge
- 5% (9) students have taken a gap year with 100% (9) of them applying to university in 2017
- 4% (7) students have an apprenticeship, with highly regarded companies such as Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Marks and Spencer
- 11% (19) students have gone directly into employment