Results Summer 2017

Roding Valley High School has an excellent reputation for achieving high levels of academic success. We have continued to build on this and our success has continued this year with another set of strong results. 2017 was another good year for Roding Valley with our students achieving excellent results at GCSE and A Level.  These results are set against a national context of new, more challenging GCSEs in English and Mathematics. The new 9-1 numerical grades in English and Mathematics do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means that any comparison of this year’s GCSE Maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating Maths and English grades that schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.

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In the new GCSEs, 71% of all students achieved a ‘good pass’ (Grade 4+) in English and almost 70% of students achieved a good pass in Mathematics. Both of these measures are above the national averages for these subject areas, We are also delighted that a number of students achieved Grade 9 in both of these subjects. In total, 20 Grade 9s were awarded to students at Roding Valley which puts those students at the very top in terms of attainment nationally.

 

GCSE English and Maths Summary 2017

  RVHS Grade
4+
National Grade
4+
RVHS Grade 5+ National Grade
5+
English Language 62.2 64.9 46.5 47.9
English Literature 62.6 71.9 48.1 54.7
Mathematics 69.1 68.9 42.9 48

There were also a number of outstanding results in other GCSE subjects that were also significantly above the national average (these subjects are not ‘new’ GCSEs and still use letters for grades). Physics, Biology, Chemistry, IT, Health and Social Care, Music, Statistics, Art, Photography, Science all achieved A*-C grades above the national average. It is also extremely pleasing to note that 268 GCSEs were awarded at A*/A grade. In a national context where GCSE grades are falling across the country and and grade boundaries and pass marks are being pushed even higher, it is very pleasing to note that our students, are achieving the highest grades. As well as securing such a high percentage of GCSE grades, I am also delighted that our Progress 8 Measure that indicates how well our students have done from their Key Stage 2 starting points was +0.04 and this reflects the fact that on average all our students performed above their target grades.

 

Our A Level results were our first cohort to take these examinations and showed a solid start 33% of all grades awarded were at A*-B,% 67% of all grades were at A*-C and 98% of all grades awarded were pass grades in the 23 A Level subjects that the school offers.

 

Every single student worked incredibly hard and deserved their success. I would like to stress how impressive the performance of our students actually is. Grades and results are dropping nationally as GCSEs and A Levels become harder and harder to pass yet, despite this, we continue to produce some outstanding results. I would like to thank the staff whose expertise and tireless support of the students has helped us achieve these results. Our performance means that more and more of our students are achieving the highest levels attainment.

 

 

Rob Mammen

Deputy Headteacher

GCSE Results 2017

Reformed (New) GCSEs in English and Mathematics

Summary
% of students achieving a GCSE in English 67.4%
% of students achieving a GCSE in Mathematics 68.8%

Measure RVHS National
% of students achieving a Good Pass (Grade 4+) in English 62.2 65
% of students achieving a Good Pass (Grade 4+) in English Literature 62.6 71
% of students achieving a Good Pass (Grade 4+) in Mathematics 69.1 69
% of students achieving a Strong Pass (Grade 5+) in English 46.5 48
% of students achieving a Strong Pass (Grade 5+) in English Literature 48.1 55
% of students achieving a Strong Pass (Grade 5+) in Mathematics 42.9 48
% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate 6.9 29

Legacy (old) GCSE Results by subject – All figures are in percentages

Name A*- C % National A*- C A* – A % A* – G %
Art 75.9 75.2 20.7 100
Biology 100 90.4 46.6 100
Business Studies 72 62.6 22.7 100
Chemistry 100 89.7 50 100
Computer Studies 48.1 60.6 18.5 92.6
French 60 68.8 24.4 100
Geography 31.3 64.1 9 95.5
Health & Social Care 81.3 53.0 6.3 100
History 48.9 64.5 20.7 87
ICT 69.6 64.7 0 100
Media 60.7 65.3 7.1 100
Music 100 74.3 66.7 100
Physical Education 43.3 68 7.5 100
Physics 96.6 90.7 43.1 100
Psychology 50 61.8 3.1 100
Religious Studies 58.2 71.2 15.7 100
Science Additional 54.2 62.9 3.9 100
Science Core 56.1 47.9 4.5 100
Statistics 100 70.5 16.7 100
Polish 100 88.9 100 100
Russian 100 88.9 100 100
Turkish 100 88.9 100 100

ECDL (IT qualification) – All figures are in percentages

  Distinction* % Distinction % Merit % Pass %
ECDL 62.6 23.7 12.9 0.7

A Level Results 2017

A Level summary 2017

Measure Result %
A*- A Grades 12.70
A*- B Grades 33.33
A*- C Grades 69.84
A* – E Grades 97.62

A Level Subject Results 2017

Qualification Name Cohort size A* – B % A*- B % National A* – C % A* – C % National A* – E %
Art & Design 1 0 58 100 82 100
Biology 13 31 48 39 70 92
Business Studies 13 8 43 69 74 100
Chemistry 6 17 55 60 75 82
Computer Studies 3 0 37 0 60 100
Drama 4 50 47 75 78 100
Economics 2 50 60 100 83 100
English Literature 15 40 53 53 80 100
French 2 100 66 100 85 100
Further Maths(AS) 2 100 74 100 84 100
Geography 3 33 56 33 82 100
Government & Politics 4 0 50 100
History 7 71 55 100 82 100
Mathematics 7 50 64 83 80 100
Media 19 43 44 100 81 100
Music 1 0 45 100 72 100
Religious Studies 10 30 55 60 80 100
Photography 3 0 58 100 82 100
Physics 3 0 50 67 69 100
Psychology 6 33 46 83 74 100
Turkish 1 0 55 100 78 100
Spanish 1 100 55 100 78 100
Polish 1 100 55 100 78 100

Roding Valley High School Destination Data 2017

Year 11 (Census May 2017)
Total Number of Students 219
Continued at Roding Valley 26.94%
Other Sixth Form Education 18.72%
FE College 47.03%
Apprenticeships 2.74%
Training 0.91%
Employed 1.37%
Left Country 0.46%
Seeking Employment 1.83%

Year 12 (Census May 2017)
Total Number of Students 82
Continued at Roding Valley 95%
FE College 2%
Work 2%

Year 13 Leavers (Census May 2017)
Total Number of Students 42
Higher Education Courses 76%
Apprenticeships 0%
Work 2%
Gap Year 2%
Continued in Education 19%

Published Performance tables

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