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Downland School Exam Results

2021

Year 11 examinations were cancelled due to the pandemic, below are the headlines from our internal analysis

Overview for students who were taught in school and accessing a full curriculum 9 out of 13 (69%), rather than those on alternative and flexible programmes,11 of the 13 students were disadvantaged (85%)
• 22% (2 out of 9) students in school achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths
• 89% (8 out of 9) students in school achieved four or more GCSEs at grade 9 – 1 including English and maths
• The average number of GCSE qualifications achieved by students in school is 4.8
• All students gained a GCSE in English, maths and science
• One student achieved seven GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, maths and triple science
• Three students gained grade 5 and above in Art

Performance table measures for all students (13)

GCSE achievement at the end of key stage 4:
• 15.4% achieved 9-4 GCSE in English and maths

 

2020

Year 11 examinations were cancelled due to the pandemic, below are the headlines from our internal analysis


Overview for students who were taught in school and accessing a full curriculum 12 out of 16 (75%), rather than those on alternative and flexible programmes, 7 of the 12 students were disadvantaged (58%)

  • 17% (2 out of 12) students in school achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths
  • 83% (10 out of 12) students in school achieved four or more GCSEs at grade 9 – 1 including English and maths
  • The average number of GCSE qualifications achieved by students in school is 4.6
  • 100% of students gained a GCSE in English, maths and science
  • One student achieved GCSE grade 4 in English, a grade 5 in maths, a grade 4 in statistics and a grade 4 in biology.

Performance table measures for all students (16)


GCSE achievement at the end of key stage 4:

  • 12.5% achieved 9-4 GCSE in English and maths

 

2019

Overview for students who were taught in school and accessing a full curriculum 13 out of 15 (87%), rather than those on alternative and flexible programmes, 6 out of 15 of these students were disadvantaged (40%):

  • 62% (8 out of 13) students in school achieved five or more GCSEs at grade 9 – 1 including English and maths
  • The average number of GCSE qualifications achieved by students in school is 4.6
  • 93% of students gained a qualification in English, maths and science
  • 31% of students (4 out of 13) of those in school achieved the expected level of attainment using national estimates in maths
  • 40% (2 out 0f 5) of disadvantaged students in school achieved the expected level of progress using national minimum estimates in Maths
  • AD&T had four students achieving a grade 4 pass.

 

Performance table measures for all students (16)

GCSE achievement at the end of key stage 4:

  • 0% achieved 9-4 GCSE in English and maths
  • Progress 8 -2.08
  • Attainment 8 11.27
  • Attainment 8 English 2.00 (only English language taken)
  • Attainment 8 maths 4.27
  • 0% achieved EBacc. However, the current curriculum is not shaped to meet the English Baccalaureate. Instead it is personalised for each student. For example, pupils only take English language and one science, with the option of taking two.