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Orchard School Bristol

Results & Performance

GCSE Results 2020   

Due to Covid-19, students were unable to take their GCSE exams last summer. 

Instead, the Government asked schools to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exams that year.

We took into account the full range of available evidence to grade students - including non-exam assessment; the results of any homework assignments or mock exams; and any other records of student performance over the course of study. Students were rank ordered within each grade in a subject. This is because the statistical standardisation process needed more granular information than the grade alone.  The centre-assessed grades were moderated nationally, and students received their results in August, as usual.

Results were in line with our improvement trajectory, where we have seen a rise in both progress made since primary, and in overall attainment. Our results are now above what you would expect from a secondary school, at FFT20 or above in the majority of subjects. 

GCSE Results 2019

Progress 8: - 0.01

A Progress 8 score at 0 means that students who come to our school make national expected progress.  This is assessed for all students at all prior attainment levels (whether starting from a lower, mid or higher starting point).  Our Progress 8 score gives our parents confidence that children will make good progress with us, in line with what you would expect from a good secondary school anywhere across the country.

Attainment 8 score: 40.4

Grade 9-4 English and maths: 47%

Grade 9-5 English and maths: 35%