Examination Results

GCSE Results 2018

We are delighted by the superb results achieved by the class of 2018.  In light of the much-publicised more challenging new GCSEs, our students have shown just what can be achieved with hard work and determination.

Students have done particularly well in English and maths, with the proportion of students achieving a grade 4+ in both increasing by 10%.  At 79%, these are the highest combined English and maths results in the school's history.  Students did particularly well in English with 87% achieving a pass at grade 4 or higher.

However, the successes do not stop there!  73% of students achieved five or more standard passes including English and maths.  Students did very well in a broad range of subjects with exceptionally high performance in art, biology, chemistry, history, German, photography and physics, in all of which over 90% attained a pass at grade 4 or above.  The proportion of students gaining a pass in science is another area of strength, with a school record of 70% attaining a grade 4 or higher in two sciences.

Every student should rightly feel very proud of their achievements.  A number of students secured impressively high grades across all of their subjects – no mean feat when the bar has been raised so significantly.  Of equal importance is the progress students make over their full time with us. The fact that the progress made by this cohort is so strong is testament to the sustained commitment and effort of students combined with the dedication of our excellent teaching team.

Exam Results Overview

School accountability measures changed significantly in 2016, so that schools are now required to publish the following information: ‘Progress 8’, ‘Attainment 8’, ‘Basics’ and ‘E-Bacc’, all of which can be seen in the table of examination results below. 

These measures are explained below the table.  We have included the % of students who achieved five or more 9-1 or A*-C including English and maths in order to allow for historical comparison.

Measure

1. % 5+ 9-4 or A*-C inc. EM

2. Progress 8 score

3. Att 8 Score

4. % Basics

5. % Ebacc

2018

73

Not yet available

47.1

79

23

2017

-

0.1

46.7

70 (4+)

20

2016

70

0.2

52.14

77

18

2015

63

-

-

71

16

2014

70

-

-

75

24

1. The % of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs graded at 9-1 or A*-C including English and maths (this measure ceases to be relevant from 2017)

2. Progress 8 score. This aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.

3. Attainment 8 score. This measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including maths (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.

4. Basics. This is the % of students who achieve a grade 4 (or in the past, C) or above in both maths and English (either literature or language).

5. EBacc. This is the % of students who achieve a grade 4 (C) or above in the following suite of academic qualifications: English, maths, 2 sciences (including computer science), either history or geography, and a language.

School Performance Tables

Additional information and data about the school’s performance can be found in the Department for Education Performance Tables and can be accessed by clicking the link below:     

School Performance Tables

Testimonials

  • "You are treated like an adult and are allowed to make your own choices to help improve your learning." Charlie, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the fact that all the teachers know who everyone is and each individual is treated as themselves and are encouraged to be their own person." Katie, Y8
  • "I like that the school is small as it means all the teachers know each student and it makes the school a lot closer." Lara, Y10
  • "The Technology in the school is amazing in my opinion, both the computers and the design technology. There's also a feeling that you can go to any one of your teachers, and tell them how you feel. Which is amazing for everyone here." Reece, Y9
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is all the teachers try their best to make lessons fun and interesting." Christine, Y8
  • "I feel a lot of the time the work I am given in class is not too hard and not too easy. When I finish all my work there is nearly always something else to stretch me." Olivia, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the vertical tutor groups because you can help get advice from other years." James, Y8
  • "We’re like a big family and everyone helps each other. " Scarlett, Y7
  • "I make a lot of progress in school because of the teachers. " Georgia, Y9
  • "I can't praise the school and individual teaching staff more highly. Charlie is supported so well both from his perspective and ours as parents. " Parents of Charlie