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Examination Results

In 2018 we were delighted to report yet another year of excellent A level and GCSE examination results. In 2018, Maths and English GCSEs have been graded using the new system of 1 to 9 (9 being the top grade). Students made outstanding progress across both subjects with a good number achieving the very top grade.
 
Almost every single student (99%) secured at least one GCSE and 52% of students achieved 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 (or equivalent) including English and Maths. The vast majority of Year 11 students will progress to President Kennedy School’s Post 16 to study Level 3 courses. Significantly, a good number of students than ever achieved top GCSE grades 8 or 9 in the new reformed GCSEs across a range of subjects with 13% achieving  grade 7+ in 5 or more of their GCSE subjects
 
Although the national picture remains unclear, we are confident that based on these results, President Kennedy School will again be one of the top performing state schools nationally for academic progress.

GCSE

Progress 8

Attainment 8

% pupils who achieved standard pass in English & Maths

% pupils who achieved strong pass in English and Maths

%pupils who achieved Ebacc (Strong Pass)

School

0.28

42.4

54

34

14

           

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Across A Level and other Level 3 courses, 32% of our students achieved the top grades of A*/A or Distinction /Distinction* and almost half (46%) achieved at least grade B or equivalent. This is an outstanding achievement and has enabled the vast majority of our students to secure their first choice university place.

Average grade at A level

C

Average grade at Applied General

Distinction*

Progress made at A Level

Not yet available

Progress made at Applied General

Not yet available

Progress made in GCSE English re-sit

Not yet available

Progress made in GCSE maths re-sit

Not yet available

Retention: % of students who complete study programme

96.8

Destinations: % of students who continue in education, training or move on to employment

93

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At A Level, across all subjects, 27% of our students achieved the very top grade of A* or Distinction* and 41% achieved at least grade A / Distinction or higher. The average grade achieved by students studying vocational A levels was Distinction* which is an outstanding achievement. An impressive 40% of grades secured by President Kennedy students studying academic A levels were A*-B.

 
Our A level results are especially pleasing as President Kennedy School is highly inclusive and welcomes a very high proportion of year 11 students to study in Post 16. Given the strength of these results, all our students who applied to join Higher Education courses succeeded in securing an offer, and the vast majority secured their first choice place. Students who have not chosen to go on to Higher Education have gained places on high quality apprenticeships or positions in employment.
 
Our congratulations go to all our students who achieved such fantastic results this summer. Their success reflects their hard work and application to the task, the support of parents and carers and the very high quality of teaching and learning in school.