ST PAUL'S ACADEMY VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

In these unprecedented times, we are unable to welcome you on site to St Paul's Academy for our Open Day in the usual way.

We would therefore like to invite you to our Virtual Open day on:

Saturday 3rd October from 9am to 12noon

Further details to follow


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Well done to all our Year 11 students on the wonderful results achieved for their GCSE exams. We wish them all the best for the future.

Please see our headlines below:

  • 80% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics
  • 61% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics
  • 84% of students achieved a grade 4 or better and 66% of students achieved a grade 5 or better in English
  • 86% of students achieved a grade 4 or better and 74% of students achieved a grade 5 or better in Mathematics
  • English Baccalaureate Average Point Score has increased to 4.44
  • Attainment 8 score has increased to 51.12
  • Progress 8 score has increased to +0.21 which places us in the above average catergory for schools nationally

Click here to view our Examination Results booklet 2020

 

 

Examinations Information inc. grading system

Students taking GCSEs in England this summer will receive a mixture of number and letter grades. English language, English literature and maths are the first subjects to use the new system, with most other subjects adopting numbers by 2019. Eventually all GCSEs taken in England will receive numerical grades.

Why are GCSEs being reformed?

  • To provide a stronger foundation for further study and employment
  • To support students in developing the knowledge, skills and values they need for life in modern Britain
  • To match the standards of the best education systems in the world.

 

The video below from the Ofqual website will provide you with more information about the new examination grading system.

 

The Key Features of the Reformed GCSEs:

  • New grading 9-1 replaces the A*-G
  • No Higher or Foundation papers except for in Maths, MFL and Science
  • Completely linear so no modules, coursework, controlled assessments (except for 10% in Science practical work).
  • Practical assessments shown only in a few subjects where it’s absolutely necessary eg. Art & Design
  • Exams are terminal so only at the end of the course
  • Increased extended writing in exams

Click on the postcards below for more information.

 NEW GCSE GRADING   GCSE REFORMS   STUDENT COHORTS
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‘5 A*-C inc. English & Maths’ is being replaced by the following: 

  • English & Maths
  • Ebacc (English Baccalaureate): combination of subjects to be studied by a significant number of our students: English, Maths, at least 2 Sciences (including Computer Science), MFL and either History or Geography
  • From the Best 8 subjects: Attainment 8 score
  • From the Best 8 subjects: Progress 8 score

 

Click here to find out more about the EBacc qualification

Click here to find out more about Attainment 8 and Progress 8

How will I know how my child is doing at St Paul's?

  • 3 reports a year
  • Parents’ Consultative Evening
  • Phone calls, email, communiction via the student planner
  • Fine grading eg. 5a / 5b / 5c – not to be confused with the old levels!

 

Click here to see an example of a student's report