Exams

GCSE results and guide to the new grades

Results – The best academic results in the East Lancashire Area for the last 3 years.*

*Grade f 5 or above in English & Maths within 5 mile radius of the school (excludes Grammar Schools).

Sourced from https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/

GCSE RESULTS 2019

Geography 3, 8, 5, 6, 5, 5, 4, 6
Cambridge Nationals Level 2 (ICT) M, *, P, M, D, M, M, P, M
Maths 4, 4, 8, 5, 5, 6, 3, 6, 6, 4, 7
Science Combined 5-4, 5-5, 9-8, 6-6, 5-4, 7-6, 5-4, 7-6, 4-4
Biology 6, 6
Chemistry 4, 7
Physics 7, 6
Spanish 2, 4, 4, 4, 5
French 4
English Language 5, 3, 6, 4, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 4, 6
English Literature 6, 8, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 4, 6
Music 7
History 8, 5, 5

GCSE RESULTS 2018

Maths 7, 6, 5, 4
English Language 6, 5, 4
English Literature 5, 4, 3
English Spoken M, M, P, P, P
French 3, 4, 4
Geography 5, 5, 4, 4
History 5, 4
ICT B, B, C
Science Dual 7-6, 7-6, 6-6, 6-5, 5-4
Art 7, 4, 3

Guide to New Grades

GCSE’s are now being graded 1-9. This assessment system is also applied throughout secondary education commencing in Year 7, where students begin at Level 1 and then progress each year through to Year 7.

Expected Levels Senior 1 Expected Levels Senior 2 Expected Levels Senior 3 Expected Levels Senior 4
Students are generally expected to commence the year at Level 1, or -1. By the end of the academic year they should reach Level +1 or -2. In exceptional cases a student may attain Level 2. Students are generally expected to commence the year at Level 1+ or -2. By the end of the academic year they should reach 2+ or -3. In exceptional cases a student may attain Level 3. Students are generally expected to commence the year at Level 2 or -3. By the end of the academic year they should reach a Level 3+ or -4. In exceptional cases a student may attain Level 4. A level 4 is equivalent to a low C grade at GCSE under the old system. Students are generally expected to commence the year at Level 4 or -5. By the end of the academic year they should reach a Level 4+ or 5+. In exceptional cases a student may attain Level -6. A level 5 is equivalent to a good C grade at GCSE under the old system and is the new “Pass”

Students are generally expected to commence the year at level 4 or 5. The GCSE grades awarded at the end of their studies can be summarised as follows

Expected Levels Senior 5
Level 3 D
Level 4 Low C
Level 5 C
Level 6 B
Level 7 A
Level 8 A*
Level 9 A**

Please note the new system is much more challenging and it is predicted that only about 1% of students will attain a Level 9, and that this will be for exceptional attainment in a particular subject. Colleges will view Level 7 and 8 as high attainment.

Key Stage 2 SATS 2017

Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4 Student 5 Student 6
Reading Above Towards Towards Above Above Above
English Expected Expected Expected Expected Above Above
Maths Above Towards Towards Above Above Above

GCSE RESULTS 2017

Maths 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9
English Language 3, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9
English Literature 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8
French C, C, C, C, B, B, A
Geography D, C, C, B, B, A, A*, A*
History D, B, B, A, A
ICT D, C, A, A*, A*, A*, A*
Science Dual C, C, B, B, A, A, A, A*
Biology A
Chemistry A
Physics A
Art C, C

Key Stage 2 SATS 2016

Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4
Reading Above Above Expected Above
English Above Above Expected Above
Maths Above Above Expected Above

GCSE RESULTS 2016

Maths A*, A, A, B, B, C, C
English Language A, A, B, C, C, C, D
English Literature A, A, B, C, C, C, C
French A*, A*, B, B, C, C
Geography A*, A*, B, B, C, C
History A, B, B
ICT A, A, B, B, B, C
Science Core A, B, B, B, B, C, D
Science Additional A*, A, A, A, B, B
Art B, B