Exam results have been of a high standard in recent years and we aim to continue our success through hard work and dedication, aiding our ambition to become the best secondary school in the country.
GCSE Results Day is one of the highlights of the academic year for The Radclyffe School, as students and staff celebrate their GCSE achievements and successes.
On the 29th September 2013 it was announced that only first entry GCSE will count in the school performance tables. The decision of the Governing Body was to continue with the school’s early entry plans. This was because we believed that it was not in the best interests of the students to change what had been planned given that preparations for the November exams were well underway. The school continues to believe that giving many of our students the opportunity to sit external exams before the end of year 11 ensures that they are able to achieve the highest grade possible. We will be continuing to use early entries in English and Mathematics for the foreseeable future.
The consequence of this decision is that all official statistics on the DfE School and College Performance Tables do not reflect the actual achievements of our students (see http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=105738). This page (click here) provides the same information but with the final results achieved by our students highlighted, to reflect a more accurate picture of the performance of our students.
Direction of Travel 2012 – 2016
The progress the school has made over recent years is evident in the table below, which represents our direction of travel towards academic and personal excellence.
GCSE Results Summary 2012 – 2016
|% 5+A*-C (inc. English and Mathematics)||51%||51%||56%||60%||62%|
|No. of A* / A Grades||243||377||428||515||568|
|A*-C in BOTH English and Maths||51%||53%||57%||65%||69%|
|% of Students Achieving A*-C in all Core Subjects (English, Mathematics and Science)||49%||51%||50%||52%||55%|
|% 5+ A*-G (inc. English and Mathematics)||95%||95%||93%||93%||98%|
|% of Total Grades at A*-B||33%||35%||42%||43%||46%|
|Expected Progress in English||60%||60%||77%||78%||90%|
|Expected Progress in Maths||65%||72%||66%||70%||73%|
|Above Expected Progress in English||19%||13%||47%||45%||64%|
|Above Expected Progress in Maths||30%||34%||32%||39%||38%|
|Added Value Score||1007||1010||980||1013||1024|
|Capped Ave. Points (Best 8)||–||–||295||301||317|
|% of Students Achieving 3+A/A* Grades||12%||14%||22%||25%||27%|
|% of Students Achieving 1+A/A* Grades||34%||41%||48%||53%||60%|
Exam Results 2017 – 2018
Due to the introduction of the new GCSE grading system and the new performance measures, the GCSE results from 2017 are not comparable with previous years’ results as is the case with all schools. We are delighted with our 2017 and 2018 GCSE results and the key performance measures are shown in the table below:
|Progress 8 Score||+0.02||-0.16|
|Attainment 8 Score||43.8||43.0|
|9-4 Grades in English and Maths||65%||63%|
|9-5 Grades in English and Maths||43%||39%|
|English at Grades 9-4||78%||75%|
|Maths at Grades 9-4||70%||70%|
|Achieving Ebacc at Grade 5/C or Above||6%||6%|
|Staying in Education or Entering Employment||91%||96%|