Exam Information & Results
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Results Days 2018
Dates for GCSE and A Level Results are still to be confirmed for next year and will be added here as soon as available.
GCSE Results 2017
Abbeyfield School are delighted once again to announce tremendous results for all its Year 11 students this summer. The hard work and dedication of students and staff has paid off and all at a time when the GCSE exam has undergone significant transformation. It hasn’t mattered what their ability level is, they have all done fantastically well and we are thrilled for them.
72% of our pupils achieved 5 A*- C including English and Maths at Level 4+. Over 80% of pupils achieved grades 4 and above in English and 78% achieved the same in maths. The highly difficult 9 grade has also been achieved by a good number of students here in both English and Maths and we are thrilled to have students here equalling the very top students in the whole country – in this measure we sit above the national prediction for such grades.
The staff have worked tirelessly with the students to prepare them for their summer exams and I know they will be very pleased with the outcomes. We are very fortunate at Abbeyfield to have a teaching and support staff who constantly seek to go the extra mile with students and find ways to help them be as successful as they possibly can be. Clearly students have worked hard outside of school time too, because to deliver such excellent results demands a great deal of personal study and sacrifice.
As a school we have been supporting the nationally held view that this is going to be a year of real volatility in terms of the grades and outcomes that students can expect. Schools, students and parents just cannot compare the results this year with previous years. This new exam system has been designed to be tougher and one which relates most closely with the old ‘O’ level form of examination; all of which means that students are having to base their outcomes entirely on exams. The biggest change has come about with the move to number grades instead of letter grades; and this year it has been the place of Maths and English to produce these. Within a grading structure of 1 to 9 with 9 being the very highest, the Government are saying that a grade 4 is equivalent to a C and above. The key thing to remember is that the new grading structure is not directly equivalent to the A*- G system we have become used to.
For a more detailed breakdown of results please click on the breakdown of 2016-17 results here
GCSE Exams Results Overview 2017:
Level Results – 2017
Abbeyfield students go from strength to strength yet again. We achieved 100% A*- E grades for all students and 50% achieved A*- B in each subject chosen. Every single student who took the BTEC award, gained Distinction * to help us complete and meet a set of highly aspirational targets for the school. Both of these sets of outcomes demonstrate our best ever results.
Notable mentions need to be made of Sam Goring (A*in Maths, A* in Further Maths, A in Physics), Marcel Porgorzels (A* in Business, A* in Psychology, A in Geography), Dan Palmer (A* in Physics, A in Economics, A in Maths), Ben Purkis (A* in Maths, A in Further Maths, B in Physics) and Josie Graham (A in Biology, A in Chemistry, B in Maths).
All of our Departments had subjects gaining the very highest achievements with more than 50% gaining A*- B. All of our BTEC students achieved Distinction * across the board.
We are very proud of the achievements of our students and we wish them every success as they go onto University or their next step in life. They have all been a true credit to themselves and to their school.
For a more detailed breakdown of our sixth form results please look under the sixth form data and destinations section.
Exam Results – 2015
Exam Results Day Information
Exam results will be available for collection from 9am until 12 noon on:
Thursday 17th August for A levels
Thursday 24th August for GCSEs
- We do not email, text or give results over the phone
- Staff will be on hand to help and advise students.
- Students need to give a letter in to the exams office by the end of term if they want anyone – even parents – to collect their results for them.
- A stamped, addressed A5 envelope should be handed in to the exams office by the end of term for results to be posted out at the end of the day.
Pupils at Abbeyfield School are celebrating the best ever GCSE results in its history. These are phenomenal results and they have led to a combined outcome of 81% of all students achieving A*- C in English and Maths. Almost 1 out of every 3 students achieved A* or A in English and nearly 1 in 4 achieved A* or A in Maths.
Ian Tucker, Headteacher is delighted and says: “These are stunning results and they reflect the hard work of all the students, teachers and supportive parents. Our school is going from strength to strength and it was a privilege to be amongst so many happy students this morning. We hope to see many of them return to us in September as they join our highly successful Sixth Form. One of the best outcomes is that our students made such excellent progress in their time with Abbeyfield. They really responded well to excellent teaching and staff that believed in them.”
The fantastic outcomes were supported by really strong progress. The schools Progress 8 score for 2015-16 was +0.16 meaning students performed better than expected when compared to their ability on entry. The attainment 8 figure for the school was 5.36 or C+ on average showing really strong performance by all students across the board.
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The school has maintained its three year trend for significant added value on all academic A level courses. This means that students who enter 6th form from a variety of different starting points have gone on to achieve grades either in line with their expectations or often above. This added value figure is consistent for students in the disadvantaged group who also make excellent progress going on to secure strong destinations (the VA figure for disadvantaged students from Abbeyfield in 2016 was positive and in line with national averages). Progress on Applied (BTEC courses) continues to be a strong feature of sixth form with positive value added on these courses. Performance on AS courses also remains above national averages based on progress from different starting points, as is the progress for disadvantaged students.
The students at Abbeyfield School, Chippenham have posted some of the best A level and BTEC results ever. 100% of students entered for 3 or more A levels achieved A*-E with 42% of those students achieving A*-B grades. Almost one in four students achieved the highest grades of A*, A or Distinction* in their A level or BTEC results. A total of 48% of students who took BTEC qualifications achieved Distinction or Distinction* which emphasises the value we place at Abbeyfield on both the academic and vocational qualifications we offer. In all, 79% of students achieved A*- C or Merit across the A level and BTEC range; a result to be truly proud of.
Headteacher, Ian Tucker says: “For the past two years, the development of the Sixth Form has been high on the list of School Improvement Priorities for the school. We have demanded a great deal from students and staff in the pursuit of strong and competitive outcomes and they have gone above and beyond with their response. Sam Owen, our Head Boy, who achieved A* in History, an A in Business Studies and a B in Biology devised the strap line: “Enter to learn… Leave to achieve” within days of joining the Sixth Form. This group of students have taken that motto to heart and we are delighted by these results and wish all students the very best with their next steps.”
Department for Education
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Historic exam results documents are available for download. Please read the documents to view recent exam results.