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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 above 3, for the last three years, our Post 16 provision remains outstanding.

We continue to impress with our excellent BTEC Level 3 National results, with over 70% of students securing a Distinction* to Merit grade.

In 2020, Schools were asked to provide examination boards with the most likely grades that students would have achieved if they had been able to sit the examinations. These are called Centre Assessment Grades. The progress data below has been estimated from the SISRA Data collaboration.

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 

Ronan Ahdi  
English Language [9] Mathematics [9]
English Literature [9] French [8]
Biology [9] Art & Design [9]
Chemistry [9] Geography [9]
Physics [9]  

 

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

 

Wiktoria Malkowska  
English Language [9] Physics [8]
English Literature [9] Art & Design [9]
Mathematics [8] French [9]
Biology [9] Geography [9]
Chemistry [9]  

 

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

 

Muhammad Khan  
English Language [8] Business [8]
English Literature [9] French [7]
Mathematics [8] History [9]
Science Trilogy [9-9] Photography [6]

 

Muhammed is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Economics, Business and a BTEC in Computing. He is planning to study a Degree in Cyber Security.

 

Lidia Goonatilaka  
English Language [9] Physics [9]
English Literature [9] French [9]
Mathematics [7] Graphic Design [9]
Biology [9] History [8]
Chemistry [9]  

 

Lidia is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in English, Psychology and Graphic Design. She is planning to study a Degree in English Literature. Lidia is our new Deputy Head Girl.

 

Puneet Bansal  
English Language [8] Graphic Design [9]
English Literature [8] Business [9]
Mathematics [7] French 8]
GCSE Science Trilogy [8-8] PE [8]
Geography [9]  

 

Puneet is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Sociology, Economics and Mathematics. She is planning to study a Degree in Economics. Puneet is our new Head Girl..

 

Simarpreet Khurana  
English Language [8] Physics [8]
English Literature [8] French [9]
Mathematics [8] Geography [9]
Biology [8] Dance [9]
Chemistry [9]  

 

Simarpreet is now at Heston Community School Sixth Form studying A Levels in Mathematics, Economics and Biology. She is planning to study a Degree in Finance Management, Banking or Corporate Law.

 

Year 13 Academic excellence 

Zakaria Ait Ibba

A Level  Italian A*

A Level Mathematics A*

A Level Biology A*

A Level Chemistry A*

EPQ A*

Brighton and Sussex Medical School - Medicine

 

Abdullah Hamid

Biology A

Chemistry A

Maths A

University of Southampton - Medicine

 

Prableen Grover

A Level Mathematics A*

A Level Chemistry A*

A Level Physics A*

AS Further Mathematics A

Trinity College Cambridge University – Mechanical Engineering

 

Amber Birdi

A Level Mathematics A*

A Level Chemistry A*

A Level Physics A*

Imperial College London - Mechanical Engineering

 

Ria Panesar

A Level Fine Art A*

A Level Photography A*

A Level Psychology B

Kingston University - Fine Art

 

Yeray Afonso

A Level Mathematics A*

A Level Chemistry B

A Level Physics A

AS Further Mathematics A

King’s College - Mathematics

 

Nikil Singh

A Level Business Studies A*

A Level Economics A

A Level Psychology B

Royal Holloway - Financial and Business Economics

 

 

Maria Alves Pires

A Level Photography A

A Level Business Studies A

BTEC IT Distinction

University of Central Lancaster - British Sign Language and Deaf Studies

 

J’Nai Harris

A Level Sociology B

BTEC Applied Science – Double Distinction

Kingston University - Midwifery

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KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS

 

  Progress 8

 

Elements

2018

2019

2020

Whole School

+0.68

+0.81

+0.69

National Percentile Ranking 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

2018

2019

2020

2019

Whole School

50.5

52.0

55.02

44.7

 

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

 

 

2018

2019

2020

% of students achieving 4+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

71

73

76

 

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

 

 

2018

2019

2020

% of students achieving 5+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

52

53

60

 

 Proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate [EBacc]

 

 

2018

2019

2020

% Entering EBacc

72

72

79

% English Baccalaureate at grade 5

25 [4.71]

36 [4.96]

42 [5.30]

 

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

 

 

2018

2019

2020

% of students continuing in education or training

97.0

99.0

100%

 

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

2018

2019

2020

2019

Average Grade

C+

C+

B-

C+  

Value Added -0.17 0.27 0.62 -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

2018

2019

2020

2019

Average Grade

D-

M+

M+

M+

Value Added 0.1 0.1 0.36 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

2018

2019

2020

2019

 English

0.73

0.54

0.40

0.13

 Maths 0.58 0.71 0.56 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 [2019]

 

Indicator

Results

National

2018

2019

2020

2018

 % of students completing their main study programme 

87

92

98.6

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

2018

2019

2020

2017

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

98

99

97

89

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