Exam Results 2018
I would like to congratulate all of the students who have contributed to the school’s GCSE results. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging it is with great satisfaction that we see the hard work of our young people being rewarded.
This year students have sat the new reformed GCSEs, in the vast majority of their subjects, for the first time. The A*-G GCSE grades in these subjects are now replaced with a GCSE grade scale of 9 (high attainment) to 1 which distinguishes the new GCSEs from the predecessor qualifications. The examinations are designed to assess a more demanding curriculum.
Under this new system, students with a grade 4 will achieve a ‘standard pass’ whilst those with a grade 5 will achieve a ‘strong pass’. A grade 4 is equivalent to a grade C and will enable individual pupils to progress to further study and employment.
55.9% of our students achieved the new Basics measure (Maths and English GCSE), securing for themselves a brilliant springboards into further education. 25.3% of our students also achieved the English Baccalaureate (Maths, English, Science, a language & a humanity GCSE), which was 1.3% above last year’s national average.
|Measure||2017 National||Year 11 Result|
|% Achieving Ebacc
|% Achieving Ebacc
|9-5 in E & M||39%||32.9%|
|9-4 in E & M||63%||55.9%|
The school is happy to announce, once again, results across key subject areas have remained high. There were exceptional results in Biology (100%), Chemistry (96.3%), Physics (96.3%), English (71.8%), Computer Science (77.8%), Design Engineer Construct (100%), Drama (83.9%), IT (93.7%) and Religious Studies (90.5%).
In addition to this, the school has seen outstanding success rates for the highest grades. A grade 7 is equivalent to a grade A. We were extremely pleased at Philips High that this year over a third of our students have received results at this level and higher. There has been a lot of news in the media about the new Grade 9, which will be achieved by the top 5% nationally. We have been delighted to see 28 Grade 9s achieved by some of our students.
There are some extraordinary examples of students whose hard work and effort has manifested amazing results:
- Haroon Nasir – 6 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7
- Harry Cokayne – 5 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7, 1 grade 6
- Annabel Sankey – 5 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7, 1 grade 6
- Youssef Bemri – 3 grade 9’s, 4 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7, 1 grade 6
- Hargreaves Frankie – 4 grade 9’s, 3 grade 8’s, 2 grade 6’s
- Clegg Samuel – 1 grade 9, 4 grade 8’s, 2 grade 7’s, 1 grade 6, 1 A*
We wish every student well in their future adventures. Results don’t just appear without hard work, dedication and good teaching. Thank you to everyone involved in our results this year.
|Measure||2016 National Average||2015 Results||2016 Result|
|Staying in education or entering employment*||94%||93%||86%|
*The staying in education or entering employment measure is based on the 2014-15 cohort.
We are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff.
Student Destinations (Latest Available Data):
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