Results 2016

Great Sankey High School has had another successful year at GCSE and equivalent in 2016.  A huge congratulations to all the pupils on their success and good luck as they progress onto their future study or employment with training.

This year has seen a change in the traditional measures at school level with the old measure of 5A*-C including English and Mathematics being replaced with new measures (explained below).  For comparison purposes, we have also included our traditional measures in our exam measures below:

New Measures

Progress 8 is -0.14

Progress 8 is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Three other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages). For a list of eligible qualifications see here
  • Three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBacc subjects, or can be any other GCSE or approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.


Attainment 8 is 51.86, C+

Attainment 8 is the students’ average achievement across these eight subjects.

Percentage of pupils with a good pass in English and Mathematics is 73%

The percentage with a good pass in English (Ebacc) is 79.2%

The percentage with a good pass in Mathematics (Ebacc) is 83.2%

Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects is 32.4% (58% of pupils entered the EBacc suite of subjects)

This is pupils who got a grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences (Inc. computing), a language and history or geography.

32% of pupils sat the separate science examinations.

Old Measures

5A*-C is 74.4%

5A*-C inc English and mathematics is 68.3%

Expected Progress in English is 82.4%

Greater than expected progress in English is 37.9%

Expected Progress in mathematics is 77.5%

Greater than expected progress in mathematics is 29.1%

13 GCSE subjects exceeded national standards at A*A

20 GCSE subjects exceeded national standards at A*-C

Barrowhall College results 2016 (16-18)

Progress of students in Level 2 English and Maths

Subject Value Added
English +0.74
Mathematics +0.49

Progress of students compared with students across England

A Level VA Academic VA Applied General VA
-0.23 -0.21 +0.50

Average grade and APS that students achieve

A Level Cohort A Level, best 3 Grades Applied General Tech Level
Grade C- C+ Distinction+ Distinction

27.74 31.94 39.64 33.86

Student Retention

A Level Core Aims Academic Core Aims Applied General Core Aims Tech Level Core Aims
98% 98% 90% 71%

Student Destinations (Sustained 1 year after leaving BHC)

Year Barrow Hall College National
2012 85% 71%
2013 90% 73%
2014 93% 88%

Destinations 2016 (age16)

Barrowhall College 60.3%
Priestley College 12.9%
Warrington Collegiate 8%
Apprenticeships 5.2%
Cronton College 4.6%
Carmel College 1.8%
Riverside College 1.8%
St Helens College 1%
Other 4.2%

Other includes:
Warrington Wolves U19 Programme at Birchwood
Warrington Football Academy
Port Vale FC apprenticeship
Tranmere Rovers FC apprenticeship
City of Liverpool College
Wirral Metropolitan College
Warrington Football Academy
Liverpool Foundation College
Rare Studio

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