Thamesmead School GCSE Exam Results 2017-18 – Headlines
This is the first year where the majority of GCSE grades awarded are the new 9-1 grades (with 9 being the highest and 1 the lowest). A grade 7 is the equivalent to an A grade, and a grade 4 is the equivalent to a C grade in the old style GCSES.
79% of students achieved a standard pass in Maths and English which means that they gained a 4 grade or higher in both subjects. This is the equivalent to the old GCSE C grade.
56% of students achieved a strong pass in Maths and English which means that they gained a 5 grade or higher in both subjects. This is higher than the old GCSE C grade.
81% achieved 5 GCSES or more graded at 4 or above. This is the equivalent to the 5A*-C measure used previously to judge success.
The new grading system has introduced new higher grades for students to achieve. With 9 being higher than the old A* grade.
Nearly a third of all GCSE exams sat by our students this year were graded 9-7.
Thamesmead School GCSE Exam Results 2017-2018
We are very proud that our students continue to achieve results above the national and local average.
| Thamesmead School Performance Table 2017-18
(last year’s score in brackets)
|Progress 8*||Attainment 8**||Students achieving grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSE||Students achieving grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE||Students achieving the English Baccalaureate||Pupils entered for English Baccalaureate|
|Local Authority||+ 0.18||50.1
|*A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. -1 means that students are achieving one grade lower in every subject to similar ability students across the country and +1 means the reverse. Schools that score +0.5 or greater are making significantly above average progress with its students.||**Attainment 8 score is based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications, including English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.|
Subject summary – 2017-18 exam results
For information on the new GCSE grading system, please watch this short film