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Performance

In 2018 both our main school and sixth form students performed well across the curriculum with our exam results exceeding national averages and continuing to go from strength to strength.

2018 Key Stage 4 (main school) results

Attainment 8 score = 55.6

Progress 8 score = +0.43 ((From DfE provisional data, October 2018)

Percentage of students achieving a strong pass (Grades 9-5) in English and mathematics is 59.2%

Percentage of pupils entered for the English baccalaureate = 39%. (To be entered for the EBACC a pupil must have entered 8 GCSEs or equivalents across five subject ‘pillars’; English Language and English literature, maths, sciences, a language and then history or geography.)

The EBACC attainment measure is the average point score achieved in the EBacc across the five pillars. This is 6.3 for those who entered the EBACC and 4.9 for all students.

In addition, parents may find the following 2018 data useful:

  • The percentage of students achieving a pass (grades 9-4) in both English and mathematics is 77%
  • In maths, the percentage of students achieving grade 9-7 is 29%, 9-5 is 64% and 9-4 is 83%.
  • In English (language or literature) the percentage of students achieving grade 9-7 is 34%. Grades 9-5 is 77% and grades 9-4 is 87%.
  • In science, 61% of pupils achieved grades 9-5 in two science subjects and 78% achieved grades 9-4 in two science subjects. Altogether, there were 28 grade 9s achieved in science subjects.
  • Students achieved 78 grade 9s all together. Four students achieved 9s in 8 or more subjects.
  • 33% of all grades were achieved at grade 7 and above.
  • 20% of all grades were achieved at grade 8 and above.
  • 12% of all grades were achieved at grade 9 and above.
  • The percentage of students achieving English AND/OR maths is 82% at grade 9-5 and 93% at grade 9-4. (This is not really a meaningful statistic but is being used in some places so we have included it so you can see how we compare.)

In 2017, 97.8% of students went on to full-time education, employment or training (data not available for 2018).

2018 Key Stage 5 (sixth form) results

In 2017, the progress compared to students across the country is shown below separately for A levels, academic and applied general qualifications below (there is no available data at all yet for 2018) :

  • A level progress: 0.00 (this means that students achieved what was expected, based on their prior attainment at GCSE).
  • Academic progress: 0.00 (this means that students achieved what was expected, based on their prior attainment at GCSE).
  • Applied general progress: + 0.5 (this means that students achieved ½ grade higher than expected, based on their prior attainment at GCSE).

In 2018, the progress made in GCSE English and mathematics is not given because there are fewer than five students included.

In 2018, the average grade that students achieved is shown below, separately for A levels, academic and applied general qualifications:

  • The average grade is C+ for A level and academic qualifications.
  • It is Distinction for applied general qualifications.

The retention measure is the percentage of students who get to the end of the main programme of study in each qualification type:

  • At Teesdale, 100% of students were retained on both academic and applied general programmes of study.

In 2017- the destination measure is the percentage who continue to education, training, employment:

  • 97.8% of students went on to full-time education, employment or training.

Ofsted report 

Teesdale School and Sixth Form became a new school in January 2017 and has not been inspected as an academy.

New GCSEs

GCSE qualifications in England were revised by the government in 2017 to make them more demanding. This was to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in 21st century Britain and to match those of their peers in high-performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

Find out more about the changes here.