Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Examination Results (Provisional) 2017

‘Provisional’ 2017 Key Stage 4 Examination results

Year 11 results

This year there has been a major change in how English Language and Literature and Mathematics are graded.  For the first time these subjects are graded on a 9 – 1 scale, next year the vast majority of all GCSEs will be measured against this scale.  The table below shows that a GCSE grade A is equivalent to a’7’, and a grade 4 is equivalent to a C.  

The national headline measure against which all schools are judged is called Progress 8.  This measures the performance of individual students’ against their performance in eight subjects.  These subjects are:-

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 EBACC subjects (any 3 from Geography/History/Computer Science/Science and a Modern Foreign Language)
  • 3 other qualifications

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. The new performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will attract additional points in the performance tables.

Attainment 8 will measure the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.

BASICs measure this is the percentage of students who in 2017 examination results achieved a grade 4 or better in either English Language OR English Literature and Mathematics this deemed a ‘Standard BASICs Pass.  A ‘Strong’ Pass is is agrade 5 or bettere in either English Language or Literature AND Mathematics.

English Baccalaureate a C grade in 5 subject groups (note in the case of English and Maths a grade 4) :-

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Geography or History
  • 2 Science qualifications (including Computer Science)