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GCSE Results 2019

The Joseph Whitaker School

 

 

The students at The Joseph Whitaker School are celebrating another very good set of results.

The national headline measures will once again highlight the school as a very good school with outcomes higher than 2017 and 2018. Ofsted confirmed this in March 2019.

 

Val Hasnip KS4 Leader said:

There were some outstanding individual results which are detailed below. Immense praise should go to all the students. Special congratulations to Sam Bentley and Hannah Wakelin who made the most progress of all students in the year group. This is the result of an incredible amount of hard work’

 

 

Lucy Gabb 8 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8
Amelie Frost 7 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8
James Farr 6 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7
Callum Webb 5 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7
Hannah Wakelin 3 x grade 9, 4 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7, 1 x grade 5
Harry Smith 3 x grade 9, 4 x grade 8, 2 x grade 7
Sophie Arthur 3 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8, 2 x grade 7

 

 

 

These are a fantastic set of GCSE results for an amazing cohort of students. It is pleasing to note that the majority of our students will return to us in the sixth form this September. I would like to pass on my personal congratulations and best wishes for the future to all our students.

 

The school has achieved very strong results at both GCSE and at A level again this year and this is testament to the commitment of our students and staff, together with the support of parents and carers in seeking the best possible outcomes.’

 

David Bell

Headteacher

August 2019

 A Level Results

The students at The Joseph Whitaker School have produced a superb set of examination results this year. The school pass rate is 100%, the A*-B pass rate is 78% and the A*-C pass rate is 94%.

The % of students gaining at least one A*/A grade is over 40%. We are naturally delighted with these results.

Some of our highest achieving students are named below.

Student Grades
Laura Krystkiewicz AAA
Laura Grahame AAA
Chloe Bacon AAA
Olivia Crane A*AB
Michael Eason A*AB
Kyran Ghala AAB
Sophie Hall AAB
Emily McDonald AAB
Esme Short AAB
Jake Hopewell AAB
Kieran Harby D*D*D*
Josh Froggatt D*D*D*
Sophie Leach D*D*D*
James Lynes-Fletcher D*D*D*

 

Laura Grahame has secured a place at Liverpool University to study Medicine, Laura Krystkiewicz will be studying English Literature and History at Durham and Olivia Crane will be studying Geography and Sports Science at Loughborough University.

 

 

 

Additionally, Sophie Hall will be studying Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Loughborough, Kyran Ghala Physics at York and Emily McDonald International Business Studies at Nottingham Trent. Esme Short will be studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent. Kieran Harby is going to Bath University to do Sports Management but he will also be part of their elite pentathlon programme.

‘Well done to our Year 13 students on their success this year. The combination of great teaching, hard work and effort has reaped its rewards. No one should under estimate the achievement of the students; the new A Level specifications are extremely challenging and the linear nature of the courses further increases the difficulty. We wish all of our students success in the future, we are extremely proud of them’

David Bell

Headteacher

 

Michael Croft, Deputy Head with responsibility for the Sixth Form, reflected upon the students’ achievements: ‘I am really proud of our students.  They have worked tirelessly hard to achieve an excellent set of examination results which will serve them well as they prepare for their next steps of university, apprenticeships or employment’.

 

Andrew Jacques, Head of Sixth Form, added: ‘Throughout the two years, our students have taken every opportunity to improve their grades. They have put in hours of work and can be very proud of these excellent outcomes’

 

 

In 2017, at GCSE level, Headline Measures (unvalidated November 2017)

The school is currently placed in the top 20% of schools nationally in terms of GCSE outcomes

Progress 8 is +0.18 (National expectation is 0.00)

  • Attainment 8 = 46.4 (National average 44.2)
  • Basics (Grade 5+ in English and Maths) = 38% (National average 39.1%)
  • Basics (Grade 4+ in English and maths) = 58% (National average 62%)
  • EBACC (Grade 5+) = 11% (National average 19%)
  • EBACC (Entering the EBACC) = 25% (National average 34.9%)
  • % of students who continue in education or training or move to employment = 96% (2015)

Additional Information

  • English A-C = 73%
  • Maths A-C = 66%

In 2016, at GCSE level, Headline Measures.

  • Progress 8 is 0.32 (National expectation is 0.00)
  • Attainment 8 = 54.1 (National average 49.34)
  • Basics (A-C in English and maths) = 70% (National average 62%)
  • EBAAC = 25% (National average 24%)
  • % of students who continue in education or training or move to employment = 94% (2014)

Additional Information:

  • 66% of pupils achieved at least 5 A-C including English and Mathematics
  • Average Points Score Capped 8 inc EM 340.28
  • English A-C 77%
  • Maths A-C 76%
  • 4% of pupils achieved the minimum expected levels of progress in English between KS2 and KS4
  • 2% of pupils exceeded the expected levels of progress in English
  • 5% of pupils achieved the minimum expected levels of progress in Maths between KS2 and KS4

26.5% of pupils exceeded the expected levels of progress in Maths

In 2015, at GCSE level (Best Entry):

  • 66% of pupils achieved at least 5 A-C including English and Mathematics
  • 7% of pupils achieved at least 5 A-C grades
  • Average Points Score Capped 8 inc EM 332.15
  • English A-C 76% (national average 65%)
  • Maths A-C 75% (national average 63%)
  • 78% of pupils achieved the minimum expected levels of progress in English between KS2 and KS4
  • 23% of pupils exceeded the expected levels of progress in English
  • 70% of pupils achieved the minimum expected levels of progress in Maths between KS2 and KS4
  • 26% of pupils exceeded the expected levels of progress in Maths
  • 97% of pupils achieved at least 5 A*-G grades
  • Every pupil achieved at least 1 GCSE pass
  • 17% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate

 

 

 

At A Level 2017:

  • The progress made against national = -0.08 (in line with national averages)
  • 40% of students achieved an A or A* grade
  • 28% of students achieved an A or A* in A Level only (national 26%)
  • 68% of students achieved an A* or B grade
  • Average grade = C
  • The pass rate for the school was 100%.
  • At A Level 2016:
    • The progress made against national = 0.2 (one fifth of a grade higher than other schools)
    • 58% of students achieved an A or A* grade
    • 26% of students achieved an A or A* in A Level only (national 25%)
    • 2% of students achieved an A* or B grade
    • Average grade = C
    • The pass rate for the school was 99%.

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  • At A level 2015:
    • 68% of students achieved an A or A* grade
    • 32% of students achieved an A or A* in A Level only (national 26%)
    • 83% of students achieved an A* or B grade

    The pass rate for the school was 100%.

 

 

 

 

  • To view information regarding the the school’s historic academic performance, please click on the following link to the Department of Education’s performance tables. The results shown are based on First Entry rules:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/137628/the-joseph-whitaker-school

KS3 Progress 2016-17

Year 9 Cohort Working Above Working At Working Toward Working Below Working Above % Working On % Working Toward % Progress Warning %
ENGLISH 29 135 54 6 12.9 60.3 24.1 2.7
FRENCH 18 77 63 2 11.3 48.1 39.4 1.3
GEOGRAPHY 31 112 75 4 14.0 50.5 33.8 1.8
HISTORY 41 94 73 10 18.8 43.1 33.5 4.6
MATHS 31 91 82 19 13.9 40.8 36.8 8.5
SCIENCE 28 110 79 7 12.5 49.1 35.3 3.1
SPANISH 22 89 72 1 12.0 48.4 39.1 0.5
No 200 708 498 49
% 13.7 48.7 34.2 3.4

 

Year 8 Cohort Working Above Working At Working Toward Working Below Working Above % Working On % Working Toward % Progress Warning %
ENGLISH 46 138 38 1 20.6 61.9 17.0 0.4
FRENCH 17 107 78 15 7.8 49.3 35.9 6.9
GEOGRAPHY 57 89 64 10 25.9 40.5 29.1 4.5
HISTORY 42 105 55 21 18.8 47.1 24.7 9.4
MATHS 46 69 82 22 21.0 31.5 37.4 10.0
SCIENCE 32 86 91 8 14.7 39.6 41.9 3.7
SPANISH 9 106 60 12 4.8 56.7 32.1 6.4
No 249 700 468 89
% 16.5 46.5 31.1 5.9

 

Year 7 Cohort Working Above Working On Working Toward Working Below Working Above % Working On % Working Toward % Progress Warning %
ENGLISH 34 119 48 1 16.8 58.9 23.8 0.5
FRENCH 19 138 28 4 10.1 73.0 14.8 2.1
GEOGRAPHY 68 78 47 6 34.2 39.2 23.6 3.0
HISTORY 34 94 52 15 17.4 48.2 26.7 7.7
MATHS 50 85 66 2 24.6 41.9 32.5 1.0
SCIENCE 23 83 96 2 11.3 40.7 47.1 1.0
No. 228 597 337 30
% 19.1 50.1 28.3 2.5