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2018 GCSE Results

2018 saw Walton achieve the highest results ever and some of the best in the country.  For Progress 8, 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 key headline figures can be seen below:

The progress 8 score shows the value the school has added from the KS2 SATs results, our score of 0.62 indicates that students typically achieve over half a GCSE grade higher than students with similar starting points.

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.

GCSE Results Overview

  • 72% of students achieved at least 4-9 grades in maths and English
  • 85% of grades were above grade 4 in English
  • 72% of grades were above grade 4 for maths
  • 33% of students were entered for the EBacc

In eight subjects including biology, French, music, physics, performing arts, and philosophy and ethics, all students taking exams achieved a grade 4 and above. Overall attainment has increased in every subject, continuing the upward trend of the results of the academy over the last three years.

A Level exam results 2018

  • 12% of grades A* – A
  • 32% of grades A* – B
  • 92% of grades A* – E
  • 65% of Level 3 BTEC grades were the top Distinction* Distinction
  • Overall pass rate 98%

Students excelled in academic and vocational studies. Both academic attainment and progress have improved since 2017-2018. Furthermore, year 12-13 retention rates remain extremely high at 98.4%. Three quarters of students applied for university and 22% of offers were for top Russell Group universities.

Full results are available on the Department for Education’s website.

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