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Townsend CE School GCSE Result Summary 2017

Students in 2017 with 5 or more A* – C grades at GCSE = 71%

(This figure includes the new English & Mathematics grades 9 – 4 as equivalent)

English = 82%

Grades 9 – 4

Mathematics = 73%

Grades 9-4

English – 65%

Grades 9-5

Mathematics = 47%

Grades 9-5

5 or more A* – C GCSE grades that include English and Mathematics passes = 66%

(This figure uses the new English & Mathematics grades 9 – 4 as equivalent)
This is 24% above the government’s floor level target for all schools

 

Students passing 5 or more GCSEs = 99%
This is above the national average

Progress 8 Score in 2017 = -0.32

Attainment 8 score in 2017 = 43.56

 

Please see the documents below for a further breakdown our results

 

 

A-Level Success at Townsend Church of England School

We are delighted with the outstanding successes of our A-level students this year and are exceptionally proud of them all.

All students who applied to university have happily accepted their places and we wish them all the best for their futures.

Notable achievements are by

  • Nathan Rees who achieved 3 A grades in Maths, Physics and Psychology,
  • Lilli Stachini who achieved A*, A, B in Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology and English Literature,
  • Rebecca Kemball-Cook who achieved A,A,B in English Literature, Maths and French and
  • Edward Ronayne who achieved A,A,B in Physics, Psychology and Maths

 

Year 13

Townsend is a founding member of the very successful Post 16 (6th Form) Consortium – The Alban Learning Partners (ALPs).

Our partners are St Albans Girls’ School, Loreto College, Samuel Ryder Academy and
Marlborough Science Academy.  We also have partnerships and links with other education providers in St Albans and beyond, for example, including St Mary’s High School and St Michaels Catholic High School.

(Number of boys in school aged 17*  = 17, Number of girls in school aged 17* = 12, Total = 29)

Students recorded on roll on the third Thursday in January 2016, aged 17 on or before the 31st August 2016

* Denotes subject delivered as part of our successful Post 16 Consortium (Alban Learning Partners ALPs).

 

Subject ExamEntry A*/A B C D E U A* -E% A* -C% A* – B% Avg GCSE Avg QCA
Art (3D Design) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 0.0 4.78 38.65
Biology 7 0 0 3 0 2 2 71.4 42.9 0.0 5.89 45.33
Business Studies 5 0 1 2 0 2 0 100.0 60.0 20.0 5.61 43.66
Chemistry 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 100.0 33.3 0.0 5.86 45.14
DT Product Design 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 0.0 6.30 47.80
Drama* 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 100.0 0.0 0.0 5.00 40.00
Economics* 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 100.0 6.00 46.00
English Literature 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 100.0 75.0 75.0 6.18 47.05
French* 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 100.0 7.30 53.80
Geography 11 0 4 3 3 1 0 100.0 63.6 36.4 6.00 45.98
History 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 50.0 5.78 44.65
Mathematics 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 100.0 6.94 51.62
Media Studies 9 0 1 6 2 0 0 100.0 77.8 11.1 4.87 39.23
Music 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.0 0.0 0.0 4.80 38.80
Physical Education 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 100.0 50.0 25.0 5.64 43.83
Physics 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 100.0 75.0 50.0 6.83 50.95
Psychology 9 2 2 3 2 0 0 100.0 77.8 44.4 6.37 48.24
Religious Studies 6 1 1 0 3 1 0 100.0 33.3 33.3 5.35 42.12
Sociology 12 1 1 5 4 1 0 100.0 58.3 16.7 5.25 41.51
Totals 88 11 17 29 18 11 2 97.7 64.8 31.8 5.78 44.70

 

Key Stage 5

2017 Value Added

A Level

Value Added Score = -0.13

Lower confidence limit = -0.31

Upper confidence limit = 0.05

 

2017 results – 29.7 points per entry (average grade D+) compared to 31.25 (C-) national average

 

Progress in English and Maths

English retake – 100% pass rate in November re-take (2 students)

Mathematics retake – 86% pass rate in November retake (7 students)

 

Retention

2017 100% of students in Years 11 and 12 continued in education at school or with a college or other provider.

 

Year 11 into Year 12 – 40 students of the 100 in Year 11 stayed into Townsend Sixth form

Year 12 into Year 13 – 43 students of the 47 in Year 12 continued into Year 13 at Townsend.

 

Destinations

Year 13

72% Went to University

4% Stayed at Townsend for further study

20% Took up employment offers – some applying for University next year

4% Have gained an Apprenticeship

0% NEET (No student is recorded as Not in Education Employment, or Training)