Exam Results

Examination Results for Cohort 2023

It was wonderful today to have seen so many happy and elated year 11 faces visit Kingsdown for their results this summer. There were many parents who joined us as well as members of the Kingsdown team. Time together to truly celebrate the individual successes of our students. 
So, congratulations Cohort 2023 - they worked extremely hard and despite many challenges.  A time to thank and recognise the continued dedication of all our staff too.

There were some significant successes compared to 2019:

* Results in Maths and English language are strong, meaning that the English and Maths match-up scores have improved at grade 4+ to 62% (from 60% in 2019).
* English and Maths match-up scores at grade 5+ are equal to 2019 at 38%.
* 16% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 6+ inc. En and Ma (2019 = 14%).
* Students achieving two or more Science GCSEs at grade 4+ has increased to 61% (from 53% in 2019).
* Progress of SEN students has also improved to -0.16 (from -0.18 in 2019 and -0.37 in 2022).

There were some super student achievements.  Attainment wise, we congratulated the following students:

* Denis A - 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s
* Sophie R - 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s & 1 D*
* Lottie B - 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and 1D*
* Hattie T - 2 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s & 1 D


Looking over a longer period of time, it was in 2017 that Kingsdown School joined the River Learning Trust. Over that 6 year period, the number of students achieving 5 good GCSEs including English and Maths has increased by 50%. This means that 50% more students leaving Kingsdown are now able to take A Levels as their next steps, highlighting the difference that has been made for the future options of our students.
We are always, however, restless to improve and to serve all of our students well. The impact of the pandemic has been particularly hard on disadvantaged families, which has sadly been reflected in the results for these students. A more detailed analysis of student performance, however, has shown that student’s attendance has a much higher impact on their grades than any other factor. We know that when students are in school that our staff and our curriculum can achieve amazing things, and Kingsdown school is therefore going to have an unrelenting focus on student attendance. From last year’s results, students who were in school for 95% or better, went on to achieve almost one grade higher in every subject - attendance really does matter.


Performance Tables

Our last official 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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