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Results Statement - September 2021

We are very proud of the results that students at St Bernadette achieved in 2021. Our students adapted to new ways of working during Covid-19 lockdowns and have shown the determination and perseverance needed to achieve highly.  

Teacher assessed grades were based on a holistic, objective judgement of the evidence of the students’ performance on the subject content they had been taught. The quality of the work was considered in relation to the assessment materials used as well as the grade descriptors and grading exemplification available to help reach a final grade. Teachers’ grading decisions were then subject to the school’s overall quality assurance processes.

The allocation of grades to students was predominantly determined by the use of assessments, including mock exams, non-examination assessments and subject assessments (based on the materials provided by exam boards and past papers) to ensure a holistic grade was determined. All classes within a subject completed the same assessments and teachers used the same mark schemes. Assessments were completed under controlled conditions with access arrangements in place for those entitled to them.

There are currently four commonly used headline measures for school achievement. Attainment 8, Progress 8 and grade 4+ or 5+ for Basics (English and Maths GCSE).

St Bernadette students achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 4.62 points, and on the government’s Grade 4+ (an old C grade) for English and Maths a score of 66.2%. Students achieved 49% Basics passes at Grade 5+. The school has a progress 8 score of 0.67 for 2021 but this is not comparable to other years.

Measure Data
Grade 5+ in English and Maths 49% of students
Grade 4+ in English and Maths 66.2% of students
Progress 8 Score 0.67
Attainment 8 Score 4.62

The percentage entering the English Baccalaureate was 26% of the cohort, of those entered 66% achieved a standard pass and 32% a strong pass.

There were a number of students who achieved truly exceptional results. Eleven of the cohort achieved seven Grade 7s or higher. With particularly exceptional results were Hannan Mhyn whom achieved nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8, Ann Laiju whom achieved five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and two Grade 7, Emily Fogg whom achieved two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and three Grade 7s and Jessica Vadhyantha whom achieved two Grade 9s, six Grade 8s and two Grade 7s.

At St Bernadette we want all of our students to achieve their best, we have a challenging and academic curriculum and comprehensive raising achievement systems. We remain ambitious for our pupils and committed to improving outcomes for all learners and achieving excellence for and from all.

Results Statement - September 2019

This results statement refers to the exams taken by pupils in the 2018/2019 academic year.

There are currently four commonly used headline measures for school achievement. Attainment 8, Progress 8 and grade 4+ or 5+ for Basics (English and Maths GCSE).

St Bernadette students achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 4.18 points, and on the government’s Grade 4+ (an old C grade) for English and Maths a score of 55%. Students achieved 24% of Basics passes at Grade 5+. The school has a progress 8 score of -0.45 for 2019.

When using the old C grade equivalent, Grade 4, 78% of students have achieved
English or Maths. 65% of all grades were awarded at a grade 4 or higher. 66% achieved
Grade 5+ in English or Maths. 17% of students achieved above a grade 7 in
English or Maths.

29% of the cohort took a combination of GCSEs that counted under the English Baccalaureate. The percentage of the year group achieving the English Baccalaureate was 13% at a standard pass and 8% at a strong pass. The percentage of students achieving top grades (7-9) was 15% in 2019.

Measure Data
Grade 5+ in English and Maths 24% of students
Grade 4+ in English and Maths 55% of students
Progress 8 Score -0.45
Attainment 8 Score 4.22
EBacc Average Point Score 3.56

Department for Education Analysis

The Department for Education also provides an analysis of key school data including a
snapshot of performance at St. Bernadette School. This website can be used by governors, parents and by members of the public to check the performance of the school.

To access the information provided for St Bernadette please click here.

Pupil Destinations

2017 is the last reportable year for percentage of our pupils staying in education or employment after taking their GCSEs. 91% of our pupils were in education or employment.

For further information, please click here to see the Department for Education analysis of this measure.