Examination Results August 2016
Our 2016 GCSE results show clear evidence of the value that we are adding to the educational outcomes of our students and improvements across all measures.
Our Progress 8 score of 0.52 demonstrates that on average students leaving Year 11 from Brakenhale achieved over half a grade higher than what was expected for a student of similar ability nationally.
Our Attainment 8 score was 4.84 which equates to a C grade meaning that on average across all subjects our students achieved the national benchmark of a C. This is a whole grade higher than the 2015 results.
Our 5 A*-C including English and Maths increased to 53% and as in line with last year we expect this figure to increase further subject to a number of appeals. We believe that this figure tied in with our Progress and Attainment 8 figures fully demonstrate the impact of our high expectations and challenge agenda.
In every single measure in our A-Level, AS Level and BTEC results there has been an increase in attainment and progress on previous years. Some of our key results are:
- At A*-B we achieved 53% compared to 43% in 2015 including BTEC equivalents, a 10% increase.
- At A*-C we achieved 73% compared to 60% in 2015 including BTEC equivalents, a 13% increase.
- The A*-E pass rate was 100% up from 95% in 2015 which is particularly satisfying and a 5% increase.
Examination Results August 2015
Our results this year were extremely encouraging with 52% of our Year 11 students gaining 5 A*-C GCSE’s, including English and Maths, a 9% rise on the previous year and the highest that the school has ever achieved. Furthermore, this is the greatest level of progress for any school in Bracknell Forest.
Examinations and Assessments
Years 7 to 9 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit internal exams during the school year in classrooms. Students in Year 10 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit more formal internal exams at the end of Year 10. We try to make these exams as formal as possible to familiarise Year 10 students with the exam process ready for Year 11 and GCSEs.
All external exams are currently held in the Sports Hall and Main Hall, with access arrangements for those students who require them.