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Examination review

2015

On the whole we have done well. There can be and must be improvements in the coming year. Concerns are:

  1. Intake of students into A-Level – four of the students studying geography at A-Level obtain D at GCSE. This unfortunately is not what we want however we accept them knowing the ethos of the school.
  2. We are not a selective school so we must take some of the poor results as they come e.g. Max X’s GCSE result
  3. A-Level needs to become more academic across the school. Possibly less activities for this year group and more structured learning and revision sessions.

IGCSE

Year 11 (IGCSE).

Grade A* A B C D E F G U
Number 4 10 7 2 4 0 1 0 0

Commentary:

A pleasing set of results for the IGCSE cohort. 82% A*-C; 50% A which is outstanding and 75% A*-B, excellent.

Value added for this year was 0. Indicating we were right on target. The 5 students which did obtain poor grades were however not taking their academic studies too seriously. Obviously we don’t want students obtaining Ds or lower however some of the responsibility must be down to them.

On the whole very pleased with the GCSE results.

Summary for Sets

Grade Teacher A* A B C D E F G U
Set 1 JG 2 6 4 1 3 0 1 0 0
Set 2 PB 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

The F belongs to Max X unfortunately this was expected.

Value added – Boys – -3.5  &  Girls – + 1

Difficult to give an accurate picture using the value added. Overall, as has been said, we did well within geography obtaining a 0,1 average score. Likewise, differentiating between boys and girls is meaningless in this situation where girls score +1 and boys -3.5. The reason why we can’t get a true picture from this data is due to the fact that we only had 4 girls while there were 24 boys.

A-Level

Grade A* A B C D E F G U
Number 1 3 2 11

A2 – The one A2 student (E.H) obtained a U however this was expected. Elijah was a reluctant academic and was going through some person issues with the family. The long weekend prior to the exam he spent his time fishing. Therefore, this was a grade we expected.

However, the AS results were an utter shock. On closer examination geography isn’t out of kilter with the other AS subjects that these students studied. We did expect greater results from C.Elli… (D) who should have obtained B/C, likewise Hall & Hobbs (U) should have been closer to the C grade. However, after going over the returned examination script Hall did absolutely no studying for this exam. Basic terminology he had no grasp of and his written work was weak. Unfortunately, Hobbs was in a similar situation. Finally, N.Rick (U) should have been somewhere between the C / D grade.

The remaining students, and in particular, Allsop, Ounjai, Locock, and Dean did obtain a set of grades that are not too surprising. They are not great results however looking at their effort and expectations we can see that they are roughly in the range of their ability. Alis predicts a target grade of X which means the students should be working consistently to obtain this grade – it is not a given.

Grade Alis A-LEVEL GCSE
U D UUE D
U D UUD D
E D DUDE C
D C BDC C
B B BBB A
D C DDCE A
U C DUEC B
U B DUEB A
U D EUUC C
D D CDDE C
U E UU NA
U D UUD D
E NA BED ?
U C DUDU A
U D DEU B
U D UUUU NA
U B DUBE B
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