Examination Results 2021
This year’s GCSE results were calculated solely on teacher assessment using a range of evidence, including:
- mock exams or other tests taken during the course
- questions provided by exam boards as a guide
- coursework and other non-exam assessments
- portfolios, for art or design subjects.
In order to come up with a fair grade for each student, the grades were subject to internal quality assurance within the school, before being signed off by the Headteacher and submitted to exam boards. As with the 2020 GCSE results, the Department for Education will not be publishing institution level data, including comparisons to previous years’ results and progress scores.
|Pupils achieving 5 x Grades 4+||51%|
|Pupils achieving 5 x Grades 4+ including English & Mathematics||48%|
|English Grades 9 – 4||61%|
|English Grades 9 – 5||44%|
|Mathematics Grades 9 – 4||60%|
|Mathematics Grades 9 – 5||37%|
|Science Grades 9 – 4||59%|
|English & Mathematics Threshold Grades 9 – 4||55%|
|English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Entry||9%|
Examination Results 2020
As announced on August 17th 2020 by Ofqual, the results for each student are based on the highest of either the Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) or the national moderated grades.
The process that was undertaken prior to submitting the Centre Assessed Grades was reported on, discussed and interrogated by the school’s Senior Leadership Team. We are confident that this process was centred upon the principle that all students received grades which are a fair representation of what they would have achieved in the normal summer exam series.
|Pupils achieving 5 x Grades 4+||61%|
|Pupils achieving 5 x Grades 4+ including English & Mathematics||47%|
|English Grades 9 – 4||69%|
|English Grades 9 – 5||41%|
|Mathematics Grades 9 – 4||51%|
|Mathematics Grades 9 – 5||37%|
|Science Grades 9 – 4||53%|
|English & Mathematics Threshold Grades 9 – 4||48%|
|English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Entry||14%|
St Mary’s Catholic High School embraces students of all abilities and backgrounds and we pride ourselves on the achievements of every student. We take nearly double the national average of disadvantaged students (school 47%: national 29%) and four times the number of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students (school 67%: national 16%). In 2019, 54% of Year 11 GCSE students were from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Examination Results 2019
St Mary’s Catholic High School celebrated a fantastic set of examination results in August. They show very pleasing progress across a wide range of subjects, with the number of students achieving Grade 6 (B) and above improving significantly this year.
We are especially delighted for the students who achieved their target grades, allowing them to progress to Post-16 education with confidence in what they have achieved. These results will be a springboard for even greater achievement for these students and for our whole school community. We are proud of each and every one of them.
The provisional DFE School performance tables show that students at St Mary’s Catholic High School have not achieved an official Progress 8 (P8) score due to what the DFE describe as ‘low coverage’. This is due to 48% of the year having official KS2 test data*, whereas the DFE policy is to include only schools with 50% or more. There could be many reasons why a student might not have KS2 test data available: data not recorded; students living abroad; home educated; students disapplied from taking the tests, etc.
In effect, if two students more out of the 113 students in the year group had KS2 test data the school would have achieved the significantly improved DFE P8 score of 0.03 and would place St Mary’s Catholic High School students in the ‘Average’ band. While the school would be lower than the Croydon average, it is pleasingly above the national average of -0.03. This would mean that St Mary’s would be the second highest Catholic secondary school in Croydon, and the highest mixed Catholic secondary school according to the P8 measure.
St Mary’s, like most other schools, uses the independent CATs tests for all students on entry to the school, regardless of whether they have sat for KS2 examinations in their primary school. Matching the CATs data for all of our students alongside the grades they achieved in the summer examinations the P8 score would be 0.75, a significant achievement for the school community.
St Mary’s Catholic High School embraces students of all abilities and backgrounds and we pride ourselves on the achievements of every student. We take nearly double the national average of disadvantaged students (school 47%: national 29%) and four times the number of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students (school 67%: national 16%). In 2018, 54% of Year 11 GCSE students were from disadvantaged backgrounds. There is no significant difference in the P8 performance of students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (-0.2) or EAL (0.01) compared to other pupils in the cohort.
*KS2 test data represents the SATs tests taken by students in Year 6 of primary school.