Please note, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020, and has outlined accountability arrangements for 2020/21. Further information on what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20 and for 2020/21 can be found on the government website.
Progress and attainment at key stage 4
For Progress 8 in 2019, Walton was the highest performing school in Grantham, including selective grammars and also the highest performing non-selective school in Lincolnshire. Our Progress 8 score placed us in the top 5% of all schools nationally and indicated the success our students saw.
The Progress 8 score shows the value the school has added from the key stage 2 SATs results, our score of 0.98 indicates that students typically achieve over half a GCSE grade higher than students with similar starting points.
Progress 8 score for 2019
Across the key indicators, Walton performed exceptionally well compared to the national average and was well above in most. It is worth noting that the attainment measure in English and maths was changed from a 4 to a 5 in 2018 nationally. As a result of the two grammar schools in Grantham we have fewer ‘high prior attainers’ on entry than the national average and it is these students who typically achieve the highest grades, therefore this result is not surprising given our context. This will continue to be an area of focus for our academy moving forward.
|Key stage 4 results 2019|
|Progress 8 score*||0.98|
|Attainment 8 score**||51.4|
|Percentage of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths||44%|
|Percentage of students entered for EBacc***||40%|
|EBacc average point score***||4.58|
|Percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)||98%|
Overview of GCSE results 2019
- 74% of students achieved at least 4-9 grades in maths and English
- 82% of grades were grade 4 and above in English
- 79% of grades were grade 4 and above for maths
- 73% of students achieved five or more GCSEs (inc. maths and English)
- 32 grade 9s in total
- 59% of students achieved top marks of Merit, Distinction, Distinction* in BTEC Level 2
Overall attainment has increased, continuing the upward trend of the results of the academy over the last three years.
This score shows how much progress students at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.
Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three EBacc qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.
***English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. It is not a test or qualification, it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. An average point score (APS) is calculated for students across the five pillars of the EBacc, allocating points to a student’s best grades and dividing by six (the science grades count in two pillars, meaning a total of six pillars) to create an average point score per student.
For more information on performance measures, visit the Department for Education’s website.
Progress and attainment at key stage 5 (A level and other Level 3 qualifications)
|Key stage 5 results 2019|
|Progress (A levels and other Level 3 academic qualifications)*||-0.25|
|Attainment**||Grade C / 28.85 points|
|English and maths progress***||SUPP / 0.59|
|Students staying in education||54%|
|Students entering apprenticeships||15%|
|Students entering employment||20%|
|Students not in education or employment||7%|
Overview of A level results 2019
- Overall pass rate 99%
- 9% A*-A
- 29% A*-B
- 98% A*-E
- 57% Level 3 BTEC grades were at the top Distinction* Distinction
SUPP: Suppressed in line with government published guidance, in certain circumstances data is suppressed. This is usually when there are 5 or fewer students covered by the measure. We avoid making these figures public to protect individual privacy. Data may also be suppressed on a case-by-case basis.
These figures tell you how much progress students made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their academic qualification studies, compared to similar students across England. The scores are calculated by comparing the academic qualifications results of students at this academy with the academic qualifications results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4.
A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4. A score below zero means students made less progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4. A negative progress score does not mean students made no progress, or the academy has failed, rather it means students made less progress than other students across England with similar results at the end of key stage 4. The majority of schools and colleges have progress scores between -2 and +2. These scores are also known as ‘value added’ scores.
**Attainment – average result (academic qualifications)
These figures tell you the average grade and average points that students achieved in their academic qualifications. A points value is given to all qualifications so you can compare qualifications of a different size and grading system. The number of points is based on the challenge and size of a qualification. The majority of academic qualifications taken are A levels, and a maximum of 60 points are available for a grade A* at A level.
***English and maths progress
These scores show how much progress students made in English and maths qualifications such as GCSE re-takes, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at key stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at key stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of key stage 4 in that subject.
****Retention – percentage of students completing their main study programme
This measure is based on students who enrolled on, and subsequently completed, a programme of studies that is categorised as mainly academic qualifications.