2018 has been another successful year for Great Sankey Students. A further 16 qualifications were sat on the new 9-1 GCSE in addition to English and Mathematics, which were reformed in the previous academic year. There has been much in the press about the challenge of these new GCSEs and the rigorous demands placed on students. We are incredibly proud of both our students and staff, who through much hard work have been able to shine under this new set of qualifications.
56% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’, grade 5 or higher in both English and Maths. The percentage of students with a ‘standard pass’, grade 4 in English and Mathematics has remained high at 76%, this is also higher than the Warrington Figure (68.5%). There were notable achievements in both Academic and Arts subjects at the new GCSE 9-7 benchmark (formerly A*/A) with 28% Mathematics students achieving the highest grades, 24% in English Literature, 43% in Physics, 40% in Chemistry, 35% in Biology, 32% in French and 75% in Music.
A more detailed overview of the new measures is provided below.
New Measures – Validated Data
Progress 8 -0.03 (Average)
Attainment 8* is 50.9 (an average grade of 5 – equivalent to a high C)
*Attainment 8 is the students’ average achievement across eight subjects including English, Maths, Science.
Percentage of pupils with a pass in English and Mathematics is 78%
The percentage with a pass in English (Ebacc) is 83.6%
The percentage with a pass in Mathematics (Ebacc) is 81.6%
Percentage of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects* is 26%.
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects* is 20% (13.1% last year)
*This is pupils who got a grade 4 or above in English, maths, 2 sciences (Inc. computing), a language and history or geography.
32% of pupils sat the separate science examinations.
Barrow Hall College Exam Results 2018
Results day 2018 at Barrow Hall College was another great day with many smiling faces as students received grades enabling them to pursue their future aspirations. Among the many happy students was Matthew who achieved A*AA and successfully secured his place at Bath University studying Mechanical Engineering. Holly also achieved A*AA and will be pursuing a career in Primary Education at the University of Manchester.
The class of 2018 have produced a fantastic set of results which are testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff. They have achieved a 100% pass rate in 38 out of 41 subjects and 43% of all grades were at A*AB or vocational equivalent. The average vocational grade is Distinction* with a 100% pass rate. The overall college pass rate is again excellent at 99.2%.
Our BEICT department has performed exceptionally well this year achieving 70% A*B in Business Studies with 100% achieving A*C, 95% A*C in Economics and a massive 90% of students achieved Distinction* or Distinction at BTEC ICT. Our Law department continues to achieve excellent results year on year with 75% of students achieving A*B grades.
The Mathematics department has had another strong year with 75% achieving A*C in Mathematics and 67% gaining A*B grades in Further Mathematics with a 100% pass rate. We must also celebrate the achievements of the Engineering department where all 10 students gained Distinction* or Distinction.
Modern Foreign Language results should also be celebrated with 100% gaining A*B grades in German and 100% gaining A*C grades in Spanish. The Social Sciences department continues to deliver consistently good results each year with 78% gaining A*C in Sociology, 71% achieving A*C in Psychology along with a 100% pass rate in both subjects. Rhiannon achieved AAB grades and secured a place to take her study of Psychology further.
Our creative subjects have again performed well with Music and Music Technology both achieving a fantastic 100% at A*B grades. We are very proud of Joe who achieved A*BC and has secured a place at LIPPA.