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Examination Results 2018

Performance information - What has changed for 2018? The way that schools’ performance measures are judged has changed in each of the last two years. New GCSEs are now taken by students in the vast majority of subjects. These qualifications are graded from 9 to 1, rather than from A* to G as previously, and therefore cannot be compared with previous years’ results.

Attainment

A key performance measure for schools is the proportion of students who attain a ‘Good Pass’ in both English and mathematics (grade 4 or above). A ‘Strong Pass’ is considered to be grade 5 and above. For English, it is the student’s best grade of English Language and Literature which is included.

  English & Mathematics  English Mathematics
% Grade 4+ 39 51 47
% Grade 5+ 24 34 29

Regarding our most able students, 10% gained Grade 7 and above in English and 13% in mathematics.

Progress Measures Progress 8 is a calculation based on the achievement across 8 subjects for each student and based on whether they met, exceeded or were below their expected performance in each subject. A figure is then calculated for the whole school. -0.5 is considered to be the ‘floor standard’, or the minimum expected standard set by the government. Lancaster’s provisional Progress 8 figure for 2018 is -0.83.

The English Baccalaureate The EBacc is a measure that continues to be reported on. This year 16% of students entered for the EBacc of which 4% achieved grade 5 or above, meaning they gained strong passes or above in English, Maths, Science, and two from Geography, History and French or German. At Lancaster, students who are capable of doing the EBacc are advised that this is a pathway that they should consider but they are not made to do so if their interests and abilities lie in other subjects.
 

Attainment 8

This is the average grade that students obtained in their GCSEs at a school, for 2018 this is 34.99.
 

Destination measures

A measure of a school’s success is how well-prepared students are for the next stage in their life. The latest figures available show that 95.6% of Lancaster students who completed their studies in July 2017 were participating in either:
 
  • Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
  • Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship

Our 2017 Year 11 leavers went on to do the following:

  • Sixth Form College 45%
  • Further Education 41%
  • School Sixth Form 2%
  • Apprenticeships 2%
  • Foundation Learning Training 4%
  • Employment with study 1%

Exams Performance Information 2018.pdf