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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Examination Results

Examination Results 2019

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/111436/poynton-high-school/secondary

Once again our students have achieved outstanding results at both GCSE and A level.  Our students embraced the challenge presented to them by the reformed qualifications and achieved impressive progress. This group of inspirational young people have excelled, with nearly 30% of all students being awarded an A or A* at A level and 80% achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4+, including English and maths.

 

2019 GCSE Results are now available on the government school performance website (see above).  We are proud that in 2019 our students' results were the best in Cheshire East for:

  • Attainment 8
  • % of students achieving 9-4 grades in English and Maths
  • the EBacc average points score.

The progress students made was even better than in 2018, when we were recognised by the SSAT for exceptional student attainment as we were in the top 10% of non-selective state schools nationally for student attainment. 

Progress 8 - + 0.29

This is the fourth year Progress 8 has been used as a measure and our students have again showed that they are making much better progress than students nationally.  It is particularly pleasing that our students combine this good progress with very high attainment levels.

Attainment 8

Our attainment is very strong. It is again significantly better than both the Cheshire East and the England average.

Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs

A 5 is a strong pass, equivalent to an old B or high C. We outperform the England and Cheshire East average.

EBacc average point score

Our curriculum is a broad academic curriculum. Our EBacc average point score (Maths/ Science/ English/ Humanities/ MFL) is significantly higher than the England and the Cheshire East average. We are pleased that so many of our students succeed in the EBacc subjects.

Entering for the EBacc

Staying in education or entering employment

Link to the 2019 Performance Tables

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/111436/poynton-high-school/secondary

 

A Level Examination Results 2019

This summer our 152 Year 13 students took over 450 A- Level examinations and BTEC assessments and have achieved record results across the board, including almost 10% of all A-Levels being graded at the prestigious A* grade and 30% graded as A* or A. Student results have been exceptionally high at all levels and in all subjects with 17 students gaining straight A*/A grades and 80% of all A-Levels graded A*-C, with an overall pass rate in excess of 99%.

It is yet another year of great success by our students and recognition of all the hard work by them, their families and our staff. These results are transformational for them with the vast majority going on to follow courses at their first choice of university.

Examples of destinations for individual students this year are below:

•Daniel O gained A* A* A* in his A Levels and will be reading Natural Sciences at Durham University.

•Christopher H gained B B B in his A Levels and will be reading Computer Science with an Industrial Placement at Newcastle University.

•Matthew H gained A* A* A* in his A Levels and will be reading Mathematics at Durham University.

•Ben P gained B C D in his A Levels and is joining Siemens to undertake a Digital Coding apprenticeship.

•Megan J gained C C C in her A Levels and will be reading Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology at Bangor University.

•Isobel S gained A* A  A in her A Levels and will be reading Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

•Lucy S gained B B and Distinction* in her A Levels and BTEC course and will be reading Interactive Media at the University of York.

•Theo C gained A A B in his A Levels and will be reading Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield.

•Benjamin H gained A B C in his A Levels and will be reading Sports Management at Loughborough University.

Sixth Form Results 2019

The full validated 2019 data is provided to school in early 2020. More detail will be added to the data below when available. 

Sixth Form Student Progress 2019

Sixth Form Student Progress These figures tell you how much progress students who studied qualifications at this school made between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of their Sixth Form studies, compared to similar students across England. We are really proud that our students are working above national levels and making more than expected progress.  The 2019 results show even greater progress than the pleasing 2018 results.

A level Progress score

Average 0.12

Further analysis shows that we are likely to achieve an above average score with this high value added progress score.

Academic Qualifications – Level 3 Value Added Score +0.13

Applied General Qualifications – not yet available

Tech level – not applicable

Sixth Form Average Grade Achieved

The Average Grade Achieved score shows the value of the final average grades achieved by students at the end of their studies. This takes into account all ability levels across our student body. All grades from A* to E are full pass grades at A level and grades range from Distinction* to Pass in BTEC Applied General qualifications.

A level – C+ (34.81) National Figure (33.77)

Academic Qualifications – B- (35.01)

Applied General Qualifications – not yet available

Tech level – not applicable

English and Maths Progress Measure

This figure measures the progress made by students who are resitting GCSE English and maths to achieve a Standard Pass (Grade 4) or higher while studying their Level 3 qualifications with us in the Sixth Form. The figures show excellent progress made by these students compared to the national figures.

In English, 100% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Language qualification during 2018-19 (19 students) passed this qualification. The national figure was 33.7%.

In Maths, 65% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Maths Mathematics qualification during 2018-19 (11 students) passed this qualification. The national figure is 27.5%. This gave us an average progress score of 0.92 compared with a national figure of 0.1.

In both cases, these results are significantly above all national figures.

 Retention – the proportion of students who get to the end of their main programme of study.

Retention rates are well above national figures and show how successful students are within Poynton Sixth Form at completing courses that they start. The high quality induction and the guidance given on types and models of suitable programmes of study mean that students complete the courses they begin.

Number of students who have enrolled mainly to study A Level – 152

Academic Qualifications

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and Pre-U. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS level or above.

 

 

A Level Examination Results 2018

Poynton High School students also achieved impressive results at A level. Mr. Richard Hardman, Director of Sixth Form, said, “…our tradition of high academic achievement has continued; it is once again another record breaking year. Students, families, staff and governors are celebrating the successes of their endeavours with 15% of our students gaining straight A and A* grades in all of their A level subjects and more students than ever securing their progression to places at Cambridge, Durham and other Russell Group Universities. The range of universities and courses our students are now progressing to is truly inspiring from University College, London to Bristol, from Medicine to Physics, from Ancient History to Art Foundation.”

 

Sixth Form Student Progress 2018

These figures tell you how much progress students who studied qualifications at this school made between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of their Sixth Form studies, compared to similar students across England.

We are really proud that our students are working above national levels and making more than expected progress.

We will update this information later in the year when the comparisons to national results are released by the DfE.  The comparisons below are from the 2018 results which is the most current data available on the government website.

 

A level Progress score

Further analysis shows that we are at the very top of the average score and on the border of achieving above average.

Academic Qualifications – Level 3 Value Added Score +0.08

Applied General Qualifications – not applicable in 2018

Tech level – not applicable

Sixth Form Average Grade Achieved

The Average Grade Achieved score shows the value of the final average grades achieved by students at the end of their studies. This takes into account all ability levels across our student body. All grades from A* to E are full pass grades at A level and grades range from Distinction* to Pass in BTEC Applied General qualifications.

The percentage of students achieving A* was 10%, while 27% achieved A*- A and 99.1% achieved A*-E.

A level – C+

Academic Qualifications – C+

Applied General Qualifications – not applicable in 2018

Tech level – not applicable

English and Maths Progress Measure

This figure measures the progress made by students who are resitting GCSE English and maths to achieve a Standard Pass (Grade 4) or higher while studying their Level 3 qualifications with us in the Sixth Form. The figures show excellent progress made by these students compared to the national figures.

In English, 100% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Language qualification during 2018 (19 students) passed this qualification. The national figure was 33.7%.

In Maths, 65% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Maths Mathematics qualification during 2018 (11 students) passed this qualification. The national figure is 27.5%.

In both cases, these results are significantly above all national figures.

 Retention – the proportion of students who get to the end of their main programme of study.

Retention rates are well above national figures and show how successful students are within Poynton Sixth Form at completing courses that they start. The high quality induction and the guidance given on types and models of suitable programmes of study mean that students complete the courses they begin.

% of students who have enrolled mainly to study A Level and who completed their main study programme in 2018.

Academic Qualifications

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and Pre-U. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS level or above.

2018 data showing % of students completing their main study programme

Destinations

Students finishing 16 to 18 study who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year. The data published in January 2019 is for students who finished level 3 (A levels or other level 3 qualifications) 16 to 18 study in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available.

Breakdown of where students have gone on to education or employment

Students plan and achieve high quality outcomes in terms of destinations when they complete their studies with us in our Sixth Form. Around 72% of the students successfully embark on university courses as their chosen destination beyond Sixth Form. 28% of these places are accepted at Russell Group universities each year.  The remaining students often seek and accept placements on high level Apprenticeship programmes or choose to enter the world of work directly after their Sixth Form studies.

Higher education - Students studying towards first degrees and level 4 or 5 technical qualifications at universities and other higher education institutions in the UK, alternative providers and further education colleges in England.                

 

Breakdown of students studying towards first degrees and level 4 or 5 technical qualifications at Russell Group universities

 
   

16-18 Performance Tables

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/111436?tab=ks5-16-to-18