Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.
Progress and attainment at key stage 4
|Key stage 4 results 2022|
|Progress 8 score*||0.72|
|Attainment 8 score**||52.6|
|Percentage of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths||43%|
|Percentage of students entered for EBacc***||20%|
|EBacc average point score***||4.44|
|Percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)||91%|
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 2022|
|Progress (A levels and other Level 3 academic qualifications)*||Not published|
|Attainment**||Grade B- / 36.62 points|
|English and maths progress***||Not published|
|Destinations (2020 leavers)|
|Students staying in education||62%|
|Students entering apprenticeships||6%|
|Students entering employment||17%|
|Students not in education or employment||11%|
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.
Find out more
Further information on Walton’s performance can be found on the government’s ‘find and compare schools’ website.