Exam Results

Results Day 2021

Students in year 11 will be issued their results on 12th August 2021. More details about this will follow later in the year.

Examination Results 2020

“Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students. We are exceptionally proud of you all and are thrilled that the results reflect your hard work, dedication and commitment to your learning. Wishing you all the best of luck as you move on to colleges and apprenticeships, we are very much looking forward to hearing about your successes in the future. Today’s results are truly deserved- you have been a remarkable year group who have faced such a challenging year, well done to you all.”
Emma Leigh-Bennett - Headteacher

Due to the closure of all schools in England in March 2020 and the cancellation of all examinations, Kingsdown School completed a process in May/June to assign all year 11 students a Centre Assessed Grade which was submitted to the Examination Boards in lieu of their Examination result. For this we followed closely the guidance issued from the Department for Education and have been working closely with all secondary schools in the River Learning Trust to agree fair systems for the completion of this task. After a last minute government U-turn in August, the grades issued to students were the centre assessed grade unless the Ofqual algorithm returned a higher grade.

These results are a true and honest reflection on what this cohort was capable of, and are in line with our forecasting based on ‘mock exam’ performance. This cohort received exceptional results, that they deserve and we are proud of the progress they have made.

As can be seen from the table below, these results build on the outcomes from 2019 showing a continuation to the significant improvement in outcomes for students at Kingsdown. Based on national averages from 2019, our overall Progress 8 estimate for the school, which compares students KS2 achievement with their GCSE outcomes shows that as a school we are above the national average.

2018 2019 2020
Progress 8 score -0.48 +0.04 +0.22*
Attainment 8 score 39.9 43.5 47.0
% of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Mathematics 34% 39% 49%
% of students entering for the EBacc 7% 14% 25%
% of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in the EBacc 0% 3% 15%

*based on national averages from 2019 as not published for 2020.

Department results across the school showed significant improvements.  Again, these results were a significant increase on last years.  As well as the overall results, we are particularly thrilled with many individual student achievements.

Performance Tables

2019 Key Stage 4 (GCSE) performance results for Kingsdown School are published by the DfE at this link: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/145139.


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