Congratulations to all Y11 who achieved fantastic results at GCSE.
The 2017 GCSE grading has changed in English and Maths, and the exams are now more challenging. In light of these changes, King Edward’s is absolutely delighted with the performance of Year 11 students, who have risen to the challenge and have achieved many excellent results.
The new GCSE gradings for 2017 English and Maths are as follows –
- Level 4 is equivalent to a C grade, a standard pass.
- Level 5 is considered a strong pass.
- Level 6 is considered a high B grade.
- Level 7 is equivalent to an A grade.
- Level 9 is beyond an A* grade and only awarded to exceptional performance.
We have had another fantastic set of GCSE results, especially at the highest grades. This is really pleasing given the new more challenging English and Maths GCSEs this year. Staff and students have worked really hard to achieve these results, and we would like to congratulate them and thank them for their commitment and hard work.
Almost 38% of students achieved the highest grades in English (level 7, 8 or 9, equivalent to A and above) and over 31% achieved this in Mathematics. Furthermore, 70 students (21% of the cohort) achieved 8 or more A/A* grades or equivalent 7-9 grades.
The new accountability measure of Attainment 8, which measures performance across eight subjects, is also very high at 52.4. This shows the breadth of successful achievement across all subject areas.
Key KEVI Statistics
- English and Maths level 5 (strong pass) and above – 56.2%
- English level 7 and above – 37.7%
- Maths level 7 and above – 31.2%
- English and Maths level 7 and above – 25.3%
- Attainment 8 – 52.4 – Attainment across the best 8 subjects
The Summer exam timetable is now available to view. Click here or visit the exams page.
This timetable is intended as a guide only. A personalised timetable will be produced for each student once subject staff have made their exam entries. These will be distributed at the end of February.
Once again the National Performance Tables show that King Edward’s remains very strong at both GCSE and A Level.
At GCSE King Edward’s were amongst the top performing schools in the North East region for the key attainment measures of 5A*-C and A*-C for English and Maths combined.
At A Level we had another extremely successful year for Value Added, which measures the progress each student makes from their GCSE starting point to their A Level results. Our figure of 0.26 places us in the top 10 for all schools in the North East region, including independent schools.
Very well done to all staff and students for their hard work and dedication.
The secondary school performance tables can be found here.
The A Level performance tables can be found here.
Well done to KEVI GCSE Textiles Technology and AS and A2 Product Design students who have two slots in the fashion show, and who will be modelling their exam pieces.
Design Technology Teacher Miss Percival said “Students’ work involves a number of garments, fashion accessories and dog coats that have been created independently as part of the practical element of coursework. Students’ work takes inspiration from various themes such as the 1960s, and nature and cultures from around the world. I am extremely proud of all students and this is an exciting opportunity for our students to see their work being exhibited at such as public event. It marks the end of all of their hard work during their GCSE and A Level courses.”
This is a fantastic opportunity for male and female students in any year group, as well as a particular plea to male staff, to participate in the Sanderson Arcade Fashion Show on Saturday 6th June.
The event takes place from 11am-4pm in the Sanderson Arcade, with the opportunity to participate alongside professional models and model the latest designer clothing.
If any students or staff would like to participate, please contact Miss Pervical or Miss Najafi by Friday 5th June.
We are pleased to announce that we have received national recognition for the exceptional attainment of our students in the 2014 GCSE examinations.
SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified us as a success.
We have qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.
Please see the Summer Exam document below for all GCSE, AS and A Level exams.
Each student will receive a personal exam timetable after February half term.