St Monica's RC High School

Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JH

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Exam Results

GCSE Results 2018

St Monica’s would like to congratulate all Year 11 students on their excellent GCSE results with 9 students being awarded 9 or more grades 7 – 9. This year, the new specifications in most subjects were more demanding and it is impressive to see our students rise to the challenge and work even harder to achieve the best they can.

The new GCSEs are graded from 1-9, with a 4 or higher being considered to be a ‘standard pass’ or equivalent to a C. 85.4% of our students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and 74.2% achieved a grade 9-4 in Maths. In English, 56 students achieved a grade 7 or above, (formerly A/A*. In Maths, 51% achieved a grade 5 or higher, a 10% increase on last year.

Achievement across the curriculum remains strong, we are delighted with the progress made in our EBacc subjects with 4-9 (A*-C) results of 88% in MFL, 67.5% in History and 97.8% in Chemistry and Physics and Biology 93.3%. (In Chemistry 53% of students entered achieved a Grade 7-9)

Students at St Monica’s study a broad and balanced curriculum and we encourage all pupils to develop their God-given talents across the school where they have excelled delivering strong results in Art 90%, PE 91.1% and Drama 89%.

As a Catholic school we are delighted with the continuous success of our RE department with 77.3% of all students achieving a grade 4-9 with 30% of all pupils achieving grades 7-9 in RE this year.

Congratulations to our Year 11 students. We thank all our parents/carers in our parishes and community who continue to support the students and staff at St Monica’s. 

  • 71.4% of pupils achieved a standard pass in English and Maths (4-9)
  • 46.5% of pupils achieved a strong pass in English and Maths (5-9)
  • 9 students achieved 9 or more Grade 7-9 (A/A*)
  • A total of 41 Grade 9s were awarded to our Year 11 students
  • A total of 112 grade 8s were awarded to our Year 11 students
  • A total of 242 grade 7s were awarded to our Year 11 students

GCSE Results 2017

  School National Avg
Progress 8 score -0.25 -0.03
Attainment 8 score 49 44.6
Students achieving Grades 9-4 in English and Maths 74% 63.9%
Students achieving EBacc at Grade 4/C or above 31% 23.7%
Students achieving Grades 9- 5 in English and Maths 37.3% 39.6%
Students achieving EBacc at Grade 5 /C or above 20% 19.7%

What are Progress 8 and Attainment 8?

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are two measures that schools will be judged against from 2016.  

They are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum at KS4.

Progress 8 is based on pupils’ progress measured across eight subjects:

English; Mathematics; these are “double-weighted”

Three other English Baccalaureate (EBACC) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages). Three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBACC subjects, or can be any other GCSE or approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.

Attainment 8 is the pupils’ average achievement across these eight subjects.

From 2016, the floor standard will be based on schools’ results on the Progress 8 measure

Calculating Attainment 8

You add up a pupils’ points for their eight subjects and divide by 10 to get their Attainment 8 score.

Progress 8 = Actual attainment 8 grade minus expected attainment 8 grade.

The estimated/expected Attainment 8 score is the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally with the same prior attainment at KS2.

The estimated Attainment 8 score nationally is not known during Year 11 or throughout that academic year, so any calculations have to be based on the previous year’s previous Attainment 8 data.

The figure for the year of results is only released at the data checking exercise in September. This has had an impact on our school and schools in the authority  

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