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GCSE Results

GCSE Results

The table below shows the headline figures for progress and achievement at Our Lady’s.

Percentage of:20172018201920222023
Progress 8+0.07+0.41+0.39+0.23-0.05
Attainment 849.051.954.75247.9
5 standard passes incl Ma & En73%80%83%72%66%
% of Pupils achieving the Ebacc
Progress 8:

Progress 8 is a secondary accountability measure aimed at measuring the progress of pupils across a selected set of 8 subjects.

It is a type of value added measure, meaning that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.

The floor standard for schools is -0.5 and anything above +0.0 is a strong score.

At Key Stage 4 we offer an open options process backed by thorough careers education and guidance teaching which enables pupils to choose subjects that best compliment their interests and future career and study. Our guidance is pupil centred and as such may result in a learning pathway being taken, for a minority of pupils that does not include all of the ‘English Baccalaureate’ subjects. Such a pathway may involve vocational subjects which do not gain points in school performance tables. All pupils at Key Stage 4 study the following subjects to examination level: Religious Education, English, Mathematics and Science. Pupils then have a choice of four options from a list of twenty subjects which together with Physical Education make up their timetable.


Attainment 8:

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.



The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a performance measure for any student who secures good GCSE or accredited passes in English, mathematics, history or geography, two sciences and an ancient or modern foreign language