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Curriculum - Results 2018

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2018 Exam Results

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Many congratulations to the students of 2018 for achieving a good set of GCSE results. We are delighted that all of them achieved the grades they needed to enrol at the sixth form college or school of their choice. Most are planning to do A level courses at local sixth forms, although three students are heading off to LIPA to study music or drama - a CFS first.

All the GCSEs taken in 2018 were graded on the new 9 - 1 system, and we are grateful to the teaching staff for the hard work they put in to ensure that students were well prepared for the more rigorous courses. Our Attainment 8 score increased in 2018 to 59.25 from 57.63 (subject to Dept of Education verification) and 100% of our students achieved at least five GCSE passes including Maths and English - up from 88% 2017. Two students achieved the highest possible grade 9 in all three single sciences, with grade 9s also being awarded in English Language, Maths, French and Religious Studies.

With a very small cohort of 12 in 2018, percentage figures lack statistical validity, as one student could account for figures showing a significant increase or decrease over the previous years.

We are particularly thankful to God in 2018 for many achievements ‘against the odds’. Some students faced serious health, personal or learning difficulties but found the courage and strength to work hard and achieved some outstanding results. We acknowledge the crucial role played by the love and prayers of their classmates, together with the constant support from the rest of the school community.

We were also pleased that our decision to structure our core GCSE programme around eight subjects enabled the students to cope well with the inevitable challenges and stress of the exam season. As usual, many students extended these eight core GCSEs and included other subjects in their academic portfolio, through arrangements with parents and the wider school collaborative.

We saw some particularly pleasing results in Performance Arts, with two students achieving Distinctions in the Trinity Grade 7 exams - the highest grade level ever achieved by CFS students. Our GCSE Art students all achieved at least a Grade 5, presenting impressive portfolios of work in a wide range of media.

The 2018 cohort was the second group to complete our unique Equipped to Serve programme. They threw themselves wholeheartedly into a wide and challenging range of activities, contributing enormously to the school, local and international community, with several taking leading roles in producing our first ever Christmas single in collaboration with the residents of Kingswood Manor Care home.

We are very proud of their achievements in all aspects of their school lives.

Progress against school targets

We measure progress by using the CAT tests taken in Y8 to provide an initial baseline indicator of cognitive abilities and predicted GCSE grades. These predictors are then calibrated using other data relevant to the individual student to give a school minimum expected grade (MEG). Our analysis of progress against school targets shows that 78% of students achieved at or above the levels that would be predicted from their baseline test results overall, giving the school an overall progress score of (0.40) on the original Minimum Expected Grades. This compares with 0.21 in 2017 when 75% achieved at or above their target grades.

Attainment 8

Our overall attainment score in the eight subjects used to measure performance is expected to be 59.25, compared with last year’s score of 57.63. Given the academic profile of the class, this was a good result and compares well with other good schools in Liverpool.

Percentage with English and Maths at standard/strong pass level

The Department for Education has identified that a score of 4 is regarded as a ‘standard pass’ with a score of 5 as a ‘strong pass’.  The headline figure that will be cited in the performance tables is the strong pass (Grade 5) scores, although the standard pass measure (Grade 4) may also be shown. Our performance on these measures was 83% with strong passes in five GCSEs, including both Maths and English (compared with 75% in 2017 ) and 100% with standard passes in five GCSEs including both Maths and English (compared with 88% in 2017). 

Percentage with EBacc

In 2018, 58% of students achieved passes in the EBacc suite of qualifications, compared with 75% in 2017.  The EBacc is not a qualification for students and we recognise that the EBacc suite of qualifications (a double or triple award science, an MFL and a humanities subject in addition to English and Maths) may not be suitable for all students.  We therefore tailor each student’s learning programme to meet their individual needs, and also ensure that students have opportunities to pursue the creative arts, which we value highly as a school.  

All core subjects (% with passes at Grade C or Grade 4/5 or higher)

 
2018 Grade 4 or higher
2017 Grade 4 or higher
2018 Grade 5 or higher
2017 Grade 5 or higher
2017 Grade C or higher
Maths
100%
88%
83%
75%
English Language
100%
88%
100%
88%
English Literature
100%
100%
92%
75%
Science Trilogy*
86%
86%
75%
Biology*
100%
100%
N/A
Chemistry*
100%
100%
N/A
Physics*
100%
100%
N/A
Religious Studies*
100%
100%
88%
French*
90%
80%
86%
History/Geography
75%
75%
100%


Y10 Religious Studies

A very special mention to the Y10 students who were the first cohort to sit the revised GCSE Religious Studies exam. The new specification included the study of two religions (Christianity and Judaism, in our case) and we were delighted with the excellent results that were achieved by this cohort. All achieved at least a Grade 5 and several students did outstandingly well - a tribute to their excellent work ethic and the co-operative learning environment the group developed.

 

Click here to view official perfomance tables www.dfes.gov.uk

Click here to view the curriculum results from 2017.