How grades were determined in summer 2020
The school has made a holistic, professional judgement about each student’s likely grade taking into account evidence such as any mock results, other assessments, assignments, performances in subjects such as music, classwork and homework. To help us make realistic judgements, we were also asked to take into account how this year’s students compared to those of previous years, the prior attainment of this year’s students relative to that of previous students and previous results in the school for the subject. Ofqual then made clear that these Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) would be subject to a process of standardisation that would combine a range of evidence including:
- Expected grade distributions at national level
- Results in previous years at individual centre level
- The prior attainment profile of students at centre level
- 94% of students achieved a grade 4 in 5 or more of their GCSEs. This is compared to 89% the previous year.
- For English Language and Literature, Art, Chemistry, French, Geography, History, Music and Spanish, every student achieved a grade 4 or higher (9 subjects). This is in comparison to the previous year, where only Geography and History had 100% of its students’ grade 4 or higher.
- Every subject, except physics had a greater percentage of students achieve a grade 4 or higher. Also, note that Physics had only deceased by 1%.
- In every subject, except Computing and Physics, had a greater percentage of students achieved a grade 4 or higher compared to the national average.
- A significant percentage of students for History (50%) and Music (100%) are high achievers in that they achieved either a grade 8, or a grade 9.
- 100% of females achieved a grade 4 in 5 or more of their GCSEs. This is compared to 90% of males.
- No students had their results taken down by Ofqual compared to the results presented to them from teacher assessments.
- 1 student in English Language, 2 students in Biology, 7 students in Religious Studies and 2 students in Mathematics had results increased compared, to the results presented to them from teacher assessments.