Performance Data

2017 – 2018 GCSE Progress Outcomes

Congratulations to the class of 2018 who achieved beyond target and beyond their perceived potential as shown by national benchmarking.

Notable successes include:

The new grade 4 is roughly the same as the ‘old’ grade C; a grade 7 is the same as the ‘old’ A grade. Grade 9 is above the ‘old’ A*.

Progress and Attainment 8 data published by the Department for Education shows the following:

Progress 8 ALL students: 0.16
Attainment 8 ALL students: 45.5
Progress 8 Disadvantaged students: 0.4
Attainment 8 Disadvantaged: 36.4
% entered for Ebacc 70%; 32% achieving a standard pass; 18% achieving a strong pass.

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140047

Please click here for a parent / carer guide to Progress 8.

Our Progress Outcomes also show that in Suffolk we are:

Individually students have achieved really well as shown below; but the real story is the amazing performance of the key groups and particularly those disadvantaged or low ability students who made excellent progress throughout their time at SET Saxmundham School.

Lauren Child achieved 10 GCSEs at grades 7 and above – including a grade 9 in geography and grade 8 in English, maths, biology and history. Lauren also completed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award at the School.

Jamie Roberts achieved grade 9 in English alongside five grade 8s and two grade 7s. Jamie’s progress at Saxmundham Free School meant he achieved three grades higher than expected when he joined in Year 7. Jamie achieved the rank of Lance Corporal at the School’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Maddy and Evie Salter achieved 20 GCSEs between them at grade 4 and above. Maddy is especially proud of her grade 9 in English language and grade 8 in music.

Story behind the 2017 examination results:

Although not a direct comparison, the results clearly show that GCSE performance has increased at SET Saxmundham School by 28% in 2017 compared to 2016.

Progress for English and maths is incredibly strong and significantly above National outcomes, with 89% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and 73% achieving a grade 4 or above in maths.

Progress 8 is extremely strong, with early data indicating that students have achieved half a grade higher at SET Saxmundham School, when compared to other schools. P8 = 0.46. This is a significant improvement on last year and particularly pleasing when you look at the progress of individual groups at the end of this document.

Attainment Headline Data (Current Measures) for Y11 Cohort:

Measure FFT5 Target FFT20 Target 2017  Results
P8 n/a n/a +0.46*
A8 n/a n/a 45.4
4+ English & Maths n/a n/a 65%
5+ Engish & Maths 32% 26% 41%
EBacc n/a n/a 19%

3 Year Trend:

Measure 2014/15 2015/6 2016/7
Time students were at SFS 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Cohort 49 27 37
APS on Entry (National) 25.4 (27.6) 24.2 (27.6) 26.3 (28.5)
P8 -0.01 -0.18 0.48
A8 39 42 45.26
4+ English & Maths 30% 37% 65%
5+ Engish & Maths n/a n/a 45%
5A*-C (EM) 29% 37% 55%
EBacc 19% 16% 19% (51% entered)
Destinations 100% 100% 100%

National Picture:

Subject: SET Saxmundham School National: Diff: Sch v Nat
English Language (4+) 89% 62.1% 26.9%
English Literature (4+) 76% 72.6% 3.4%
Maths (4+) 73% 59.4% 13.6%
Top Grades EM – 7+ 19% 20% -1%
Eng & Maths 4+ 65% 66.3% -1.3%
Eng & Maths 5+ 45%  TBC

2016-2017

English Maths EBacc Open A8 P8
A8 P8 A8 P8 A8 P8 A8 P8 Overall
5.4 1.06 4.2 0.42 4.1 0.48 4.8 0.2 45.3 0.5
Grade 5+ Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 4+

2015-2016

English Maths EBacc Open A8 P8
A8 P8 A8 P8 A8 P8 A8 P8 Overall
4.5 -0.11 4 0.1 4.1 0.44 3.6 -1.06 40 -0.18
Grade 4+ Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 3+

SET Saxmundham School had Year 11 students for the first time in the academic year 2014-15. Students took their first GCSEs  in 2015. Performance Data can be found on the below link and at the bottom of this page and is also available on the following websites:

The School was inspected by Ofsted in May 2014, and again in March 2018. To read both inspection reports, please click here.