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Exam Results

Exam Results 2018

We are pleased to celebrate yet another year of fantastic results at Brentford School for Girls where we are delighted for and proud of our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Owing to our excellent results we have been placed in the top 6% of schools nationally for the progress our students make. We have also been placed in the Top 100 non selective state schools’ by the Department for Education and our three year trends indicate that the school is continuing to grow from strength to strength in our journey to be outstanding.

What does Progress 8 measure?

Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in Year 6 (when students are aged 10 or 11) and their results in Year 11 (when students are 15 or 16). A progress 8 score of zero means, on average, the students at the school make expected progress. A progress 8 score of +0.50 means that students at the school have achieved, on average, half a grade higher in all their subjects compared to similar students nationally.

    

2016

2017

2018

Progress 8

+0.20

+0.70

+0.70

What is attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Mathematics, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including the Sciences, Computer Science, History, Geography and Languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications. Mathematics and English are also double weighted compared to other subjects. To calculate the Attainment 8 score, each student's qualifying grades are converted to points and added up, with Mathematics and English double-weighted. From 2017, reformed GCSEs will be graded on a 1-9 scale.

  

2016

2017

2018

Attainment 8

48.72

50.0

52.0

'BASICS' MEASURE IN ENGLISH AND MATHS

On the new 9-1 scale, a grade 4 is considered to be a ‘standard pass’ (low C grade) and agrade 5 equivalent to a ‘strong pass’ (high grade C). Until 2017, achieving GCSE           grades A*- C in English and Mathematics was widely recognised as the minimum required to commence a level 3 route of study. The government now report on the percentage of students in the school who achieved a grade 4 + in Maths and English as well as those who achieved a grade 5+ in Maths and English. These are the thresholds for the ‘basics’ measure and, in the future, it is anticipated that Grade 5 will become the expected standard.

Proportion of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics

  

2016 (C+)

2017

2018

% of students achieving 4+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

55

65

69

  Proportion of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics

  

2016

2017

2018

% of students achieving 5+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

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39

50

We have had an increase this year in the number of Year 11 students who achieved a L5+ in English and Maths and are confident that this was the result of the hard work from the girls and the outstanding support provided by staff and parents.

 

The English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate [EBacc] is a school performance measure used by the Department for Education. It measures the proportion of students in Year 11 who gain GCSE grades 5 -9 in the following subjects:

English
Mathematics
Two Sciences [Two from GCSE Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined Science)

A language [modern languages, ancient languages such as Latin or community languages]
History or Geography

 Proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate [EBacc]

  

2016

2016

2017

% English Baccalaureate at grade 4

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35

35

Students who achieved academic excellence at GCSE

Student               

 

9 to 7                                                           

KB

 

Ten 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

MK

 

Ten 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

IK

 

Ten 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

NA

 

Nine 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

AA

 

Nine 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

AK

 

Nine 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

ID

 

Eight 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

ME

 

Eight 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

CB

 

Seven 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

MG

 

Seven 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

NH

 

Seven 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

EM

 

Seven 9 to 7, A* or Distinction

Almost a quarter of all the grades achieved at GCSE were 9-7 grades (26%) and 73% of all grades achieved were 9-5 grades (the equivalent of A**-high C grades). One third of the year group achieved the English Baccalaureate at a strong pass level and we anticipate that this will be above the national average when validated data is released later this term.

The fact that have been ranked in the top 20% of schools in the last two years for our progress of disadvantaged students is a testament of how truly inclusive we are as a school. The progress of our high ability students placed us in the top 10% of all schools nationally. Our results over the last three years has put Brentford School for Girls as one of the highest performers in what is already a highly performing local authority and we pride ourselves on supporting students from all backgrounds and of all abilities to achieve beyond their potential.

Sixth Form

At Brentford 6th Form, students will be taught by enthusiastic and well-qualified teachers who will guide students to extend their learning both inside and outside the classroom. All students will receive an education of the highest standard within a close-knit community based in the 6th Form Centre. Our consortium links with other local schools means that students can choose from a large number of courses, while enjoying the benefits of remaining as a Brentford 6th former. Students will have a personalised programme of study and the 6th form team will work closely with each student to ensure that they get the most out of their experience at Brentford.  The 6th Form team will support each student in developing their independent learning skills, giving your daughter  a firm foundation for whichever direction they choose to take after finishing their studies with us.

Students at Brentford 6th form are again celebrating excellent A Level results, with more than a third of all grades at A*-B and approximately three quarters of all grades at A*-C.

Our average grade achieved for A level results was a C which is in line with all other schools in the Hounslow borough and only just below the national average which was a C+.

We are all delighted that our Y13 students have continue to achieve so impressively, and all the more so given the number of subjects this year for whom it was the first year of the new, tougher examinations.  The hard work and commitment of our students, supported by our dedicated and committed staff has ensured that our students have secured places at some of the most prestigious universities of their choice.

Students who achieved particularly well are

Name

A*/A

A*-B

SS

5 A*/A

5 A*-B

TG

2 A*/A

4 A*-B

SL

1 A*/A

3 A*-B

HM

1

3

MA

2

2

NK

1

2

The Extended Project Qualification is offered to our higher ability students in the sixth form and provides our students with additional UCAS points for their university applications. The students who completed this qualification all achieved A*-B grades with 60% of them achieving A*/A grades.