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Academic Performance

We are incredibly proud of our academic excellence at Heston Community School.

At KS4 we have ranked in the top 10% nationally for student progress for the last six years. In 2019, our student progress placed us in the top 2%.

With a KS5 A Level ALPs score of 3, our Post 16 provision remains in the top quintile of schools nationally.

We continue to impress with our excellent BTEC Level 3 National results, with over 80% of students securing a Distinction* to Merit grade.

Behind the figures, every success is founded on hard work and the cooperation between parents, students and teachers.

Notable successes this year include:

Year 11 Academic excellence 

Dean Chughtai  
English Language [8] Mathematics [9]
English Literature [9] French [9]
Biology [9] History [9]
Chemistry [9] Photography [9]
Physics [9] Further Mathematics [A*]

 

Dean is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. He is planning to study a Degree in Medicine. Dean is our new Head Boy.

 

Jasleen Nagi  
English Language [9] Art [7]
English Literature [9] French [9]
Mathematics [9] Geography [9]
Biology [9] Statistics [9]
Chemistry [9] Further Mathematics [A*]
Physics [9]  

 

Jasleen is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. She is planning to study a Degree in Medicine. Jasleen is our new Deputy Head Girl.

 

Simran Arora  
English Language [6] French [8]
English Literature [9] Geography [8]
Mathematics [9] Graphic Design [8]
Science Trilogy [8-8] Further Mathematics [A]
Business [9]  

 

Simran is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Economics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. She is planning to study a Degree in Investment Banking.

 

Talha Javed  
English Language [8] French [9]
English Literature [8] Geography [9]
Mathematics [9] Photography [6]
Biology [9] Statistics [8]
Chemistry [9] Further Mathematics [A*]
Physics [9]  

 

Talha is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and an Extended Project Qualification. He is planning to study a Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

 

Amara Sidhu  
English Language [7] Geography [8]
English Literature [9] Graphics [7]
Mathematics [7] Spanish [6]
Biology [9] Statistics [9]
Chemistry [9] Further Mathematics [A]
Physics [9]  

 

Amara is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is planning to study a Degree in either Pharmacology or Medicine.

 

Manwinder Cheema  
English Language [7] French [8]
English Literature [8] Geography [9]
Mathematics [9] Graphics [8]
Combined Science [9-9] Further Mathematics [A*]
Computer Science [9]  

 

Manwinder is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Economics, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. He is planning to study a Degree in Investment Banking.

 

Shalini Ramachandran Sabarinathan
English Language [9] Mathematics [7]
English Literature [8] French [8]
Biology [7] Geography [8]
Chemistry [9] Graphics [7]
Physics [8] Further Mathematics [A]

 

Shalini is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is planning to study a Degree in Medicine.

 

Yahya Yusuf  
English Language [8] French [8]
English Literature [9] Geography [9]
Mathematics [9] Photography [8]
Biology [9] Statistics [9]
Chemistry [9] Further Mathematics [A*]
Physics [9]  

 

Yahya is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and an Extended Project Qualification. He is planning to study a Degree in either Law, Investment Banking or Medicine.

Year 13 Academic excellence 

Nadia Awad

A Level English Literature A*

A Level Politics A

A Level History A

History - University of Oxford

 

Sara D'Jilali

A Level English Literature A*

A Level Psychology A

A Level History A

Human, Social and Political Sciences - University of Cambridge

 

Amandeep Khaneja

A Level Business Studies A*

A Level Economics B

A Level Psychology C

Accounting and Finance -University of Surrey

 

Riya Samra

A Level Business Studies A*

A Level Sociology A

A Level Graphic Design B

Primary Education - University of Roehampton

 

Anmol Sihota

A Level English Literature A

A Level Biology B

A Level Chemistry B

Biomedical Science - Queen Mary University

 

Shayan Khan

A Level Mathematics A

A Level Biology B

A Level Chemistry B

Medicine - University of Southampton

 

Sajia Aslami

BTEC Diploma Business D*D*

A Level Psychology B

Nursing - Kings College London

 

 

Gurpartap Saggu

A Level Business Studies A

A Level Economics A

A Level Chemistry C

Accounting - Degree Apprenticeship - Moore Stephens

 

Jasmeet Khalon

A Level Business Studies A

A Level Biology B

A Level Chemistry B

Optometry - City University

 

Aslam Velliyattil

BTEC Diploma Business D*D

A Level Politics C

Business Management - Royal Holloway University

 

 

Amrit Ghatora

A Level Chemistry [A*]

A Level Further Mathematics [A]

A Level Mathematics [A*]

A Level Physics [A]

Actuarial Science - London School of Economics

 

Furqan Hasmi

A Level Mathematics [A*]

A Level Further Mathematics [A]

A Level ICT [A]

A Level Physics [A*]

Computer Science - University of Southampton

 

Shehla Khan

A Level English Literature [A*]

A Level History [A]

A Level Mathematics [A]

Law - University of Cambridge

 

Fatima Ali

A Level Biology [A]

A Level Chemistry [A]

A Level Mathematics [B]

Medicine - Kings College London

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS

 

  Progress 8

 

Elements

2017

2018

2019

Whole School

+0.90

+0.68

+0.81

National Percentile Ranking 1% 7% ~2%

 

What does Progress 8 measure?

Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in Year 6 (when students are aged 10 or 11) and their results in Year 11 (when students are 15 or 16).

Progress 8 compares students’ Year 11 exam results with those of other students with similar Year 6 results.

Students’ progress 8 scores are only worked out so that the school’s overall progress 8 score can be worked out.

A school’s progress 8 score is an average of all students’ individual scores. It shows whether, as a group, students in the school made above or below average progress compared to similar students in other schools.

Which subjects are included?

Progress 8 is designed to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, with a focus on academic subjects. Students will have their achievement measured across eight subjects. These will include:

  • Mathematics and English
  • Three English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualifications (which include Sciences, History, Geography and Languages)
  • Three other approved qualifications (from the ‘open group’)

The image at the bottom of this page shows how these different groups of subjects fit together for Progress 8.

If a student sits more than eight subjects, the highest results for the qualifications in each group will be used.

If a student has not taken eight qualifications, they will get a lower Progress 8 score.

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 Attainment 8

 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2019

Whole School

53.0

50.5

52.0

46.7

 

Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Mathematics, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including the Sciences, Computer Science, History, Geography and Languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications. Mathematics and English are also double weighted compared to other subjects.

To calculate the Attainment 8 score, each student's qualifying grades are converted to points and added up, with Mathematics and English double-weighted. Since 2017, reformed GCSEs have been graded on a 1-9 scale.

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 Proportion of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics

 

 

2017

2018

2019

% of students achieving 4+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

76

71

73

 

Until 2017, achieving GCSE grades A*- C in English and Mathematics was widely recognised as the minimum required to commence Post-16 study such as A Levels or vocational qualifications. Schools have also been ranked in performance tables by this ‘Basics’ measure.

From 2017, Grade 4 in the reformed GCSE examinations has been regarded as a 'standard pass' and represents the minimum entry requirement for further education.

 Proportion of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics

 

 

2017

2018

2019

% of students achieving 5+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

50

52

53

 

Grades 5 and above are regarded as 'strong passes'.

In 2017, schools are reporting the proportion of students gaining grade 4+ in English and Mathematics, and the proportion gaining Grade 5+ in those subjects. In the future, it is anticipated that Grade 5 will become the expected standard.

 Proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate [EBacc]

 

 

2017

2018

2019

% Entering EBacc

75

72

72

% English Baccalaureate at grade 5

24

25 [4.71]

36 [4.96]

 

The English Baccalaureate [EBacc] is a school performance measure used by the Department for Education. It measures the proportion of students in Year 11 who gain GCSE grades 5 -9 in the following subjects:

English
Mathematics
Two Sciences [Two from GCSE Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or GCSE Combined Science]
A language [modern languages, ancient languages such as Latin or community languages]
History or Geography

 Proportion of students staying in education or going into employment after KS4

 

 

2017

2018

2019

% of students continuing in education or training

96.0

97.0

99.0

 

This measures the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after Year 11.

 
KEY STAGE 5 RESULTS

 

A Level – Progress score 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2019

Average Grade

C

C+

C+

C+  

Value Added -0.32 0.17 0.27 -0.02

These figures are based on students who entered at least one A Level or AS Level. A Levels are available in a wide range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, the Sciences, Languages and Humanities. The primary purpose of A Levels is to prepare students for degree-level study at university. Each grade has a point value to all qualifications based on the following equivalence:

A*=60    A=50    B=40    C=30    D=20    E=10

The information provided here is taken from the DfE Performance tables. 

 Applied General Qualifications – average grade achieved

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2019

Average Grade

D*

D-

M+

M+

Value Added 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.01

Applied general are qualifications that provide broad study of a vocational area. They are designed to lead to higher education and they include areas such as performing arts, business and health and social care. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one applied general qualifications

Progress in English and Mathematics 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2019

 English

0.70

0.73

0.54

0.13

 Maths 0.60 0.58 0.71 0.08

These scores show how much progress students at our School made in GCSE English and Mathematics retakes, between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at Key Stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at Key Stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of Key Stage 4 in that subject. 

 Retention [2018]

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2018

 % of students completing their main study programme 

81.3

87.1

TBC

90.0

As the participation age has been increased to 18, it is increasingly important that all young people are given suitable education and training opportunities that they see through to completion. The retention measure shows the percentage of students who get to the end of the Post-16 programme of study that they enrolled on.

Proportion of students staying in education or going into employment after KS5 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2017

2018

2019

2017

 % of students staying in education of going into employment after KS5

95

98

99

89

This measures the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after Year 13.