Glossopdale School

-Examination Results 


GCSE and BTEC Results:

Press Release 20.8.20


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Students, parents and staff shared in celebrating some excellent results and personal achievements in 2019. This year’s results saw attainment in English and Maths improve compared to last year’s results. 59% of students overall achieved a grade of 4 (equivalent of an old grade ‘C’) or above in both English and Maths, with 82% in English and 59% in Maths.

 In Biology, Physics and Chemistry over 90% of students achieved grade 4 or above, with 100% of students in German reaching this grade. In English Literature, Art, Dance, Drama and DT over 80% of students gained a grade 4 and above with many achieving the higher grades.


Our Headline Figures

Nationally, schools are judged using a number of criteria:

  • Attainment 8
  • Progress 8 (click here for an explanation)
  • % of students achieving a pass in English and maths
  • % of students achieving the EBacc

 Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Progress 8 is a measure of the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school. It’s designed to encourage good quality teaching across a broad curriculum.

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are based on pupils’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, up to three subjects from the Ebacc list, and students’ three highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

The raw point score from these eight qualifications is average to give the school's Attainment 8 score. You would expect it to be higher in schools that have more academically able students, such as grammar schools.

The Progress 8 score is calculated by comparing each student's Attainment 8 score to those nationally of other students who had the same KS2 SATs results. This is designed to measure how much progress each student has made from Year 6 to Year 11. 

A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower.

The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. Schools with a Progress 8 score of below -0.5 are not achieving the minimum standard expected by the Government. A score of +0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress.

Our Attainment 8 figure was 44.07    

 Our Progress 8 figure was  -0.28

% of students achieving a pass in English and maths

League tables report the percentage of students who achieve a 'strong pass' (5 or above) in both English (either language or literature) and maths. 

59%  of our students gained 4 or above in English and maths

38% of our students gained 5 or above in English and maths

% of students achieving the EBacc

The EBacc is awarded to students who achieve a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and achieve a grade C or above in two sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Core Science, Additional Science or Computer Science), a humanities (Geography or History) and a language.

14% of our students were entered for the English Baccalaureate

Our Average points score for EBacc was 3.66 and 7% of all students gained 5 or above in the EBacc.


Measure 2017 2018 2019
Overall A8 figure 47.01 43.46 44.07
4 or above in En & Ma (%) 61 53 58.5
5 or above in En & Ma (%) 40.5 28.6 38.4
7 or above in En & Ma (%) 9.7 7.1 8.8
4 or above in Ebacc 17 10 11
5 or above in Ebacc 14 8 7
5 or more subjects, inc En & Ma, at 4+ (%) 59 49 55
5 or more subjects, inc En & Ma, at 5+ (%) 41 27 37
% entering 3 single sciences 36 30 36
Ebacc APS 3.86 3.62 3.66

 Our highest attaining students this year include: Alika Mirzoyan who achieved 8 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s; Will Prangnell 7 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7; Hannah Senior 2 x Grade 9s, 1 x L2D*, 6 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7; James Porter 3 x Grade 9s, 5 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 6; David Silcock: 3 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 6; Fabio Turner: 4 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s, 3 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 5; Jodie Saxon: 3 x Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s, 2 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 5; James Melhuish: 5 x Grade 8s, 1 x L2D, 3 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6 and Emily Goodwin: 1 x Grade 9, 3 x Grade 8s, 4 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6, 1 x Grade 5.

Progress is just as important as attainment, if not more so. The following students achieved enormous success by exceeding their targets in a number of subjects. Eleanor Roberts exceeded her targets in 10 subjects; Amber Downings in 8 subjects; Max Rhodes in 8 subjects; Aidan Bourque in 7 subjects and Kade Nicholls in 7 subjects. Many of these students showed amazing resilience and dedication to their studies over the full two-years of the GCSE courses, which has paid off with them exceeding their targets.

 These achievements allow our students to follow the future path of their choice, whether that be into higher education, apprenticeships or other further training. A significant number of our students will progress onto A Level course which will enable them to attend top universities and we are delighted to celebrate some exceptional individual performances.

We believe that our Sixth Form provides a wonderful opportunity for students to fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community and we now look forward to many of these successful students joining us in September to take up their A Level and Btec courses. 

Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after KS4

 This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication. For example, the 2019 table shows pupils who finished year 11 in 2017, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.


2017 2018 2019 
School 92% 92% 97%
Local authority state-funded schools 95% 94% 95%
England state-funded schools 94% 94% 94%