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Exam 2018 Continued

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  I hope you find it informative and that it answers all questions you may have.  I have highlighted below: 2018 results, our new Vision and Values 2018/20, School Development Plan and the changes to our School Behaviour Policy.

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
Attainment 8 4.42 4.37
% Achieving Ebacc 
20% 15.3%
% Achieving Ebacc 
24% 25.3%
9-5 in  E & M 39% 32.9%
9-4 in E & M 63% 55.9%


Measure 2016 National Average 2015 Results 2016 Result
Staying in education or entering employment* 94% 93% 86%

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.

Our Vision and Values

“Be a STAR at Philips High School”


Striving for success:  Our commitment to high quality teaching and learning experiences provides the foundation for success.  We recognise that success is not only found within the classroom but in many other areas and we develop and celebrate this.

Working Together: We foster positive working relationships with all: pupils, staff, parents, schools and colleges and the local, national and global community.

Aspire to Excellence: We recognise the potential in all of our pupils and provide opportunities that challenge their abilities. This will enable them to aspire to whatever goals and dreams they may have – for example, College, University or Apprenticeship.

Respect for All:  We provide, promote and expect, a high level of support, guidance and care for everyone at Philips High School and the wider community.

Our School Development Plan for 2018-20

Our School Behaviour Policy – Changes made – see the Policy in full on the website under School Policies.

I hope that you have found this information useful and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Ms T Owen

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