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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 four 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 and 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. Progress and Value Added data for these years have not been published by the DfE.

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 

Hrishikesh Sonune  
English Language [7] Mathematics [9]
English Literature [6] French [5]
Biology [9] Design & Technology [5]
Chemistry [9] Geography [8]
Physics [9]  

 

Jaya Toor  
Fine Art [7] Mathematics [7]
Business [9] Combined Science [9][8]
English Language [7] French [6]
English Literature [8]  
Geography [8]  

 

Maryam Hussain
 Business Studies [9] Mathematics [9]
English Literature [9] French [9]
English Language [9] Biology [9]
Geography [9] Chemistry [9]
Physics [9]  

 

 

Ria Adatia  
English Language [8] Photography [9]
English Literature [9] French [9]
Mathematics [8] History [9]
Combined Science [9][9] Business [9]
   

 

 

Kareena Saroyia  
English Language [9] Physics [8]
English Literature [9] Fine Art [9]
Mathematics [9] French [9]
Chemistry [8] Biology [9]
Geography [8]  
   

 

Aisha Remtulla  
English Language [9] Physics [8]
English Literature [7] French [9]
Mathematics [9] Geography [9]
Biology [8] History [9]
Chemistry [8]  

 

 

Anish Verma  
English Language [8] Physics [9]
English Literature [5] French [8]
Mathematics [8] Photography [9]
Biology [9] Geography [9]
Chemistry [9]  

 

 

Gian Ghatora
English Language [9] History [8]
English Literature [9] French [8]
Mathematics [7] Business [8]
Combined Science [9][8]  
Fine Art [5]  

 

 

Rohit Kumar Baja  
English Language [7] Physics [9]
English Literature [6] French [9]
Mathematics [9] Geography [9]
Biology [9] Business [9]
Chemistry [9] Spanish [9]

 

 

Navneet Davet  
English Language [8] Business [9]
English Literature [7] French [9]
Mathematics [8] Geography [8]
Combined Science [9][8] Fine Art [8]
   

 

 

Matthew Benjamin  
English Language [7] Physics [8]
English Literature [9] French [7]
Mathematics [8] Geography [9]
Biology [8] Photography [6]
Chemistry [8]  

 

 

Aryan Sharma
English Language [8] Chemistry [9]
English Literature [8] French [5]
Mathematics [9] Geography [8]
Biology [8] Design & Technology [6]
Physics [8]  

 

 

Palvin Fernandes  
English Language [6] Physics [9]
English Literature [7] French [8]
Mathematics [9] Geography [8]
Biology [9] Design & Technology [6]
Chemistry [8]  

 

 

Faaris Qureshi  
English Language [8] History [9]
English Literature [6] French [5]
Mathematics [8] Photography [7]
Combined Science [9-9] Business [8]
   

 

 

Samreen Sarao  
English Language [7] Business [9]
English Literature [9] French [9]
Mathematics [6] Geography [8]
Combined Science [8-8] Fine Art [5]
   

 

 

Esha Bains  
English Language [8] Chemistry [8]
English Literature [8] French [7]
Mathematics [8] Geography [8]
Biology [8] Physics [7]
   

 

 

Muna Abdullah  
English Language [6] Business [8]
English Literature [8] French [8]
Mathematics [8] History [7]
Combined Science [9][8] Graphic Communication [4]
   

 

 

Larissa Ahluwalia  
English Language [7] Physics [8]
English Literature [8] French [6]
Mathematics [7] Geography [7]
Biology [9] Graphic Communication [8]
Chemistry [9]  

 

Year 13 Academic excellence 

Salim Ahmed

A-Level Economics: A

A-Level Mathematics: A

A-Level Physics: A

 

 

 

Tanisha Anand

A-Level Fine Art: A

A-Level English Literature: A

A-Level Psychology: A*

 

 

 

Shyam Bhullar

A-Level Business Studies: A

A-Level Economics: A

A-Level Geography: A*

 

 

 

Narsin Cheema

A-Level Graphic Design: A

A-Level Photography: A

A-Level Sociology: A

 

 

 

Manwinder Singh Cheema

A-Level Economics: A

A-Level Mathematics: A*

A-Level Physics: A

 

 

 

Dean Chughtai

A-Level Mathematics: A*

A-Level Biology: A*

A-Level Chemistry: A

 

 

 

Rayan Danish

A-Level Economics: A

BTEC L3 Applied Science: DM

 

 

 

 

Asia De Rosa

A-Level Fine Art: A*

A-Level Photography: A

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Enea

A-Level Graphic Design: B

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D

 

 

 

 

Gursimran Gill

A-Level History: A

A-Level Politics: A

A-Level Sociology: A

 

 

 

Danish Handa

A-Level Economics: A*

A-Level Mathematics: A*

A-Level Physics: A*

 

 

 

Gurwinder Jagpal

A-Level Economics: A

BTEC L3 Applied Science: DM

 

 

 

 

Tahla Javed

A-Level Economics: A*

A-Level Mathematics: A*

A-Level Physics: A*

 

 

 

Jasmeen Johal

A-Level Economics: A

A-Level History: A

A-Level Psychology: A

 

 

 

Jaskaranjit Khalon

A-Level Business Studies: A

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D

 

 

 

 

Harmanpreet Kular

A-Level Biology: A

A-Level Chemistry: A

A-Level Psychology: A*

 

 

 

Jasmeen Mair

A-Level Graphic Design: A

A-Level Photography: B

BTEC L3 Business: D*

 

 

 

Yusra Malik

A-Level English Literature: A

A-Level History: A

BTEC L3 Politics: A

 

 

 

Arvin Manoharan

A-Level Psychology: B

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D

 

 

 

 

Jasleen Nagi

A-Level Biology: A*

A-Level Chemistry: A*

A-Level Mathematics: A*

 

 

 

Karan Nerwan

A-Level Photography: A*

A-Level English Literature: A

A-Level Fine Art: A*

 

 

 

Karina Padda

A-Level Biology: A

A-Level Chemistry: A*

A-Level Psychology: A

 

 

 

Maaz Sajjad

A-Level Biology: A

A-Level Chemistry: A

A-Level Mathematics: A*

 

 

 

Muhyuddin Sanik

A-Level Business Studies: C

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D

 

 

 

 

Sukhveer Thethi

A-Level Psychology: A

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D*

 

 

 

 

Simrun Kaul

A-Level Fine Art: A

A-Level Psychology: A

A-Level Sociology: A

 

 

 

Faria Ali

BTEC L3 Business: D*D*

 

 

 

 

 

Abubakar Aden

A-Level Psychology: C

BTEC L3 Applied Science: D*D

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS

 

  Progress 8

 

Elements

2019

2020

2021

Whole School

+0.81 -

-

National Percentile Ranking ~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.

Please note that Progress data for 2020 and 2021 has not been published by the DfE.

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 Attainment 8

 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2019

2020

2021

2019

Whole School

52.0

55.02

53.17

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

 

 

2019

2020

2021

% of students achieving 4+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

73

76

75

 

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

 

 

2019

2020

2021

% of students achieving 5+ in GCSE Mathematics and English

53

60

50

 

 Proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate [EBacc]

 

 

2019

2020

2021

% Entering EBacc

72

79

83

% English Baccalaureate at grade 5

36 [4.96]

42 [5.30]

38 [5.16]

 

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

2019

2020

2021

2019

Average Grade

C+

B-

B

C+

Value Added 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. Please note that Value Added data for 2020 and 2021 has not been published.

 Applied General Qualifications – average grade achieved

 

Indicator

Results

National

2019

2020

2021

2019

Average Grade

M+

M+

D-

M+

Value Added 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. Please note that Value Added data for 2020 and 2021 has not been published.

Progress in English and Mathematics 

 

Indicator

Results

National

2019

2020

2021

2019

 English

0.54

0.40

1.15

0.13

 Maths 0.71
0.56
1.00 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 [2020]

 

Indicator

Results

National

2018

2019

2020

2019

 % 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

2019

 % 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.