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School Data & DfE Statistics

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) .  In South Bristol (seven secondary schools) based on the new attainment 8 measure, St Bernadette achieved the highest result of 4.46 points, and on the governments Grade 4+ (an old C grade) for English and maths a score of 64%.  Students achieved 33% of Basics passes at Grade 5+.  The school has a provisional progress 8 score of -0.18 for 2018 which shows the school as being in line with the national average.  



Basics Grade 5+  English and maths


Basics. A*C Grade 4+ English and maths


Progress 8 (Provisional) 

 -0.18 In line with national average.

Attainment 8


When using the old C grade equivalent, Grade 4, 64% of students have achieved English and Maths. 77% of all grades were awarded at a grade 4 or higher. Twenty-three percent of students achieved above a grade 7 in English or Maths. The percentage achieving the English Baccalaureate has increased from 2016; 16% achieved a standard pass and 13% a strong pass on this measure. The percentage of students achieving top grades (A*-A/7-9)  has also increased from 16.2% in 2017 to 17.2% in 2018.

The Department for Education also provide 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 select the following link.

At St. Bernadette we want all of our students to achieve their best, we have a challenging and academic curriculum and comprehensive raising achievement system. In 2018 and onwards we will be looking to improve on all of the performance measures in the league tables. However, the students in our care and achieving the best outcomes and all round standard of education remain our first priority.

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