Exam Results

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
Thamesmead   +0.18

(+0.34)

54.2

(55)

78%

(80%)

56%

(55%)

36.27%

(26%)

47.15%

(35%)

Local Authority + 0.18 50.1

(49.4)

(71%) 51.9% (48%) (26%) 45.6%

(44%)

National – 0.02 44.3

(49.5)

66%

(62%)

39.5%

 

n/a

(24%)

35.1%

(39%)

*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

Exam results -Subjects Summary 2017-18

For information on the new GCSE grading system, please watch this short film