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Examination Results

In 2017 we were delighted to report yet another year of excellent A level and GCSE examination results. In 2017, 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.
 
Every single student (100%) secured at least one GCSE and 68% secured 5 GCSEs graded A*-C or equivalent. 62% of students achieved 5 GCSEs graded A*-C (or equivalent) including English and Maths and the vast majority of Year 11 students will progress to President Kennedy School’s Post 16 to study Level 3 courses. Significantly, a greater number of students than ever achieved top grades A* and A plus grade 8 or 9 in English and Maths. 
 
Although the national picture remains unclear, we are confident that based on these results, President Kennedy School will again be one of the top 1% of 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 0.68 46.6 65 41 22
National 0 44.6 63 39 20

Please click here to access the school performance tables.

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.

Average grade at A level

C

Average grade at Applied General

Distinction*

Progress made at A Level

-0.34

Progress made at Applied General

+0.04

Progress made in GCSE English re-sit

+1.11

Progress made in GCSE maths re-sit

+0.15

Retention: % of students who complete study programme

96.8

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

93

 
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.