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GCSE Examination Results 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, students in years 13 and 11 were not able to sit their final examinations in the summer of 2020 and were awarded Centre Assessed Grades.

GCSE Examination Results and Progress 2019

GCSE Results continued to improve at Longsands Academy in 2019, with very positive attainment and progress figures.

A Progress 8 score of +0.15 was achieved by a substantial number of students making progress and achieving beyond national expectations based on Key Stage 2 results. In 2019, 79.3% (up by 3.3% from 76% in 2018) of Year 11 students achieved at least a grade 4 (standard pass) in English and 80.3% in Maths (up by 6.6% from 73.7% in 2018). 71.6% achieved at least this standard in both English and Maths (up by 5.4% on 2018). 80.1% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in Science (up by 8.9% from 57% in 2018).  In 2019, 47% (up by 2.1% from 59.9% in 2018) of Year 11 students achieved at least a grade 5 (strong pass) in English and 57% in Maths (up by 6.6% from 73.7% in 2018). 47% achieved at least this standard in both English and Maths (up by 5.5% on 2018). 62/1% of students achieved at least a grade 5 in Science (up by 11.8% from 50.4% in 2018).

The headline figures are:

2017 2018 2019
Average KS2 Prior Attainment 4.7 4.7 4.81
Attainment 8 44.28 45.68 48.8
Progress 8 -0.14 0.001 0.14
Students achieving 9-5 in English and Maths 41% 41% 47%
English Progress -0.007 -0.08 -0.02
Maths  Progress 0.203 0.19 0.2
EBacc Progress 0.011 0.13 0.33
Open Progress -0.607 -0.27 -0.09
EBacc APS 3.81 4.02 4.28
% Students entering the EBacc 31 31 28
% Staying in Education or Employment 98 98 95

Over 24% of all GCSE grades were 9-7, with 80 of those securing a Grade 9; the highest grade possible in the new system for GCSEs. A number of subject areas achieved notable results including Biology (98.8%, Grade 9-4), Chemistry (98.8%, Grade 9-4), Physics (98.8%, Grade 9-4), Latin (93.3% Grade 9-4), Music (93.3%, Grade 9-4), French (92.1%, Grade 9-4), German (80.5%, Grade 9-4), RE (77.5%, Grade 9-4), History (72.1%, Grade 9-4) and Geography (71.9%, Grade 9-4) and reflecting the Academy’s commitment to provide a rigorous curriculum for all of our learners.

To compare our results please click here for the Department of Education website

Exam results for Astrea Sixth Form St Neots can be found here: Exam Results – Sixth Form St Neots (astreasixthformstneots.org)

Retention information (Year 11 – Sixth Form):

2018 2019 2020 (CAGS) Recruitment and retention
360 357 371 Number of students 16-19
169 188 183 Number of students Y12
191 169 188 Number of students Y13
156 125 146 A level cohort
70 77 82 Vocational cohort
286 > 149
52.1%
285 > 159
55.8%
284 > 117
41.2%
Retention – Year 11 into 12
179 > 152
84.9%
224 > 196
87.5%
189 > 177
93.6%
Retention – Year 12 into 13