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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 yet another year, as we have done for the last five years.

Our KS5 A Level students also excelled with 51% A*-B and a 99% Pass Rate. An ALPs grade of 2 means our Post 16 provision is also in the top 10% of all schools nationally.

We continue to impress with our excellent BTEC Level 3 National results, with over 57% of entries being awarded a Distinction* or Distinction and 94.4% 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 over that last two years have included:

YEAR 11

Nadia Awad   GCSE English Grade 9 and Mathematics Grade 7, 4A*, 2A
Anmol Sihota GCSE English Grade 9 and Mathematics Grade 7, 3A*, 3A
Jai Trehan GCSE English Grade 7 and Mathematics Grade 8, 4A*, 1A, 1B
Hemat Sanaie GCSE English Grade 8 and Mathematics Grade 8, 4A*, 1A
Mahgul Khan GCSE English Grade 8 and Mathematics Grade 8, 1A*, 4A, 1B
Prableen Grover GCSE English Grade 9 and Mathematics Grade 9, six 9s
Gagandeep Malhotra GCSE English Grade 8 and Mathematics Grade 8, two 9s, three 8s
Mohammed Hamid GCSE English Grade 7 and Mathematics Grade 9, three 9s
Amber Birdi GCSE English Grade 9 and Mathematics Grade 9, four 9s, two 8s
Ajaypartap Dhaliwhal GCSE English Grade 8 and Mathematics Grade 9, three 9s, three 8s
   
YEAR 13  
   
Shehla Khan A Level English Literature A*, History A, Mathematics A
  University of Cambridge reading Law
Channel Mubeen BTEC ICT Distinction* Distinction*, BTEC Business Distinction*
  St. Mary’s University reading Physical and Sport Education
Amrit Ghatora A Level Chemistry A*, Further Mathematics A, Mathematics A*, Physics A
  London School of Economics reading Actuarial Science
Furqan Hashmi  A Level Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A, Physics A*, ICT A
  University of Southampton reading Computer Science
Rittu Biju BTEC Business Distinction* Distinction*, BTEC ICT Distinction*
  University of Surrey reading Business Management
Jemisha Bhalsod A Level Mathematics A*, English Literature A, Physics A
  University of St. Andrews reading Physics
Sarosh Hasnani A Level Biology A*, Chemistry A, Mathematics A
  City University London reading Actuarial Science
Harmeet Singh A Level Biology A, Chemistry A, Psychology A
  Kings College London reading Biomedical Science
Janeesh Bansal A Level Biology A, Chemistry A, Mathematics A & Further Mathematics A
  University of Bath reading Natural Sciences
Nina Fordred A Level Chemistry A, Mathematics A* and Physics B
  University of Bath reading Physics
Fatima Ali A Level Biology A, Chemistry A and Mathematics B
  Kings College London reading Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS

 

  Progress 8

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Progress 8

+0.90

+0.68

+0.80

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

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Attainment 8

53.0

50.5 51.8

 

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 4/C

42

28

43

% English Baccalaureate at grade 5 [EBacc APS]

24

25 [4.71]

35 [4.94]

 

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 - Double Award]
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

99.5

98.9

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This measures the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after Year 11. Currently, the DfE has only published data for students who finished Year 11 in 2015. The 2016 and 2017 data has been made available by the LBH.

 
KEY STAGE 5 RESULTS

 

A Level – average grade achieved 

 

 

School

Hounslow

National

Average Grade

C+

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Average Point Score

32.74

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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

 

 

School

Hounslow

National

Average Grade

Merit+

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Average Point Score

29.6

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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 qualificati

Progress in English and Mathematics 

 

 

School

Hounslow

National 

English

0.60

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Mathematics

0.70

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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 C or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of Key Stage 4 in that subject. 

 Retention [2017]

 

Students enrolled to study mainly A Levels

School

Hounslow

National

% of students completing their main study programme

97.9

97.2

95.3

Students enrolled to study mainly Applied     General Qualifications

School

Hounslow

National

% of students completing their main study programme

63.2

85.5

88.5

 

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 

 

 

2016

2017

2018

School

93

89

TBC

Local Authority

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89

TBC

National

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89

TBC

 

This measures the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after Year 13. Currently, the DfE has only published data for students who finished Year 13 in 2015. The 2016 and 2017 data has been made available by the LBH.