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Performance

Exam Results 2017

We are proud of the fantastic GCSE results achieved by our year 11 students who have surpassed the achievements of previously similar cohorts.

In 2017 58% of students achieved English and Maths at grade 4 or above (compared to the National average of 62%) despite the introduction of more challenging examinations.  This figure has continued to rise since 2015. (Grade 4 is equated to the legacy pass at C grade).

In English, 75% achieved grades 9-4 (the equivalent of legacy pass at C or above), a 13% increase on 2016 and is higher than the national average; 9% achieved Grades 9-7 (Grade 7 is equated to the legacy pass at A grade).

In Maths, 62% achieved grades 9-4, a 4% increase on 2016. 7% achieved grades 9-7.

In Science, 55% achieved A*-C grades.

Other notable successes include:
Graphics -  77% A*-C and 15% A*-A

Catering -  69% A*-C and 13% A*-A

Textiles - 69% A*-C and 25% A*-A

Dance -  100% A*-C and 75% A*-A

History -  67% A*-C and 19% A*-A

The EBacc certification is awarded to students achieving A*-C grades in English, Maths, Science, a Language and a Humanities subject. In 2017, 15% of our students achieved this at a standard pass and above (Grades 9-4 in English and Maths), with 6.3% achieving a strong pass (Grades 9-5 in English and Maths).  26% of our Year 11 cohort (41 students) were entered for this, a rise of over 23% from 2016 compared with a national entry of 2.6%.

This means that of those entered for EBacc, 56% achieved a standard pass, and 24% a strong pass.

Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores measure students’ success in their 8 best subjects (English, Maths, three EBacc subjects and any other three).

Progress 8 scores are calculated for pupils for the sole purpose of calculating the school’s Progress 8 score. A pupil’s Progress 8 score is defined as their Attainment 8 score, minus their estimated Attainment 8 score. The estimated Attainment score is the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally with the same prior attainment at key stage 2 within that cohort.
In 2017, a pupil’s prior attainment will be defined as the average of their key stage 2 reading and maths results, in fine graded levels.
The school’s Progress 8 score is the mean average of its pupils’ Progress 8 score. For all mainstream schools nationally, the average progress 8 score will be zero. The government floor target is -0.50.

In 2017 our students achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 38.12 (against National average of 49.5). The Progress 8 score will become available later in 2017; last year the Progress 8 was 45.41.

The highest achieving students in 2017 were:

12 x A*-A grades
Robert Chudek

 

10 x A*-A grades
Edmund Dadge
Lauren Doble
 

7 x A*-A grades
Caitlin Smyth-Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Destination data

Our most recent destination data shows that, of the 167 students who left The Dorcan Academy in 2015-16, 98% went on to sustained education, employment or training, compared to the national figure of 94%.

In 2014/15, 100% went on to sustained education, employment or training, compared to the national figure of 94%.

In 2013/14, 92% went on to sustained education, employment or training, compared to the national figure of 92%.


Summary of GCSE Examination Results 2017

Qualification Name

A*-A % (9-7)

A*-C % (9-4)

A*-G % (9-1)

Business and Enterprise

3

32

100

Design Technology - Catering

12.8

69.2

100

Design Technology - Engineering

13.8

44.8

100

Design Technology - Graphics

15.4

76.9

92.3

Design Technology - Health & Social Care

27

85

100

Design Technology - Resistant Materials

0

29.3

100

Design Technology - Textiles

25

68.8

100

English

9

69

97

English as an Additional Language

0

50

50

English Literature

5

71

99

Expressive Arts - Dance

75

100

100

Expressive Arts - Drama

0

21.7

100

Expressive Arts - Fine Art

10.3

62.1

100

Expressive Arts - Media Studies

37

63

90

Expressive Arts - Music

16.7

33.3

91.7

Expressive Arts - Photography

9.1

63.6

93.9

Global Learning - Geography

12.5

52.1

100

Global Learning - History

18.5

66.7

100

Global Learning - Psychology

9.6

48.1

100

Global Learning - Religious Studies short course

 19

66

100

Global Learning - Travel and Tourism

 

 

100

Greek

50

100

100

Information Communications Technology

5

55

90

Mathematics

8

62

99

Modern Languages - French

12.2

32.7

100

Modern Languages - German

12.5

37.5

87.5

PE - Sport Studies

11

89

100

PE GCSE

8.3

50

100

Polish

100

100

100

Russian

100

100

100

Science - Additional

1

41.6

99