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Results Days August 2021

 

CONTEXT / EXPLANATION

 

Prior to and including 2019, students across England were assessed through public examinations, a transparent and public system, which over many years has enabled the Department for Education to measure school performance against other similar schools, and against previous years' outcomes.

 

Public examinations for Level 2 (GCSE) and Level 3 (A Level, IBCP and BTec) courses were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, over the past two years the awarding bodies have awarded the students' grades in different ways using teacher assessments. 

 

In summer 2021 schools were required to calculate their students' GCSE and A Level (or IBCP or Level 3 BTec) outcomes using 'Teacher Assessed Grades', which were then moderated, validated and certificated by the examination boards, working to national procedures laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications. 

 

As a result of the above, in 2020 and 2021 the government has suspended the usual school performance indicators, which are published in national 'league tables. This decision was made because comparison of results between schools and with previous years would be statistically significantly unreliable and would therefore be misleading to the wider public. 

 

For this reason, in our press releases in 2020 and 2021 we have avoided reference to our school's statistics , which would have been our normal practice prior to and including 2019. Instead, we have focused our comments on the students' individual achievements in recognition of, and in order to celebrate their considerable effort and successes. This is the right thing to do, especially in the context of the past two years in which young people's education has faced greater disruption than at any time since World War Two.

 

We are humbled by the incredible achievements of our students in 2020 and 2021.

 

Click below to read our press releases and a selection of photographs for our 'results days' in August 2021.

Press Release - A Level Results 2021

Press Release - GCSE Results August 2021

Key Stage 4 Public Examination Results

 

Our GCSE results have consistently ranked the progress of our students in the top 10-15% of schools nationally from 2016 to 2019. For example, our Progress 8 score for 2019 was +0.65 which means that on average our students achieved nearly two-thirds of a grade higher than students nationally, with similar end-of-Key Stage Two starting points.

 

Please note that the government has not published examination performance indicators for students who completed their GCSEs in 2020. This is because COVID-19 meant that students could not sit public examinations but instead were graded using centre-assessed grades. For further information about our Key Stage Four examination results to 2019, use the links below.

 

Key Stage Five Public Examination Results

 

Our A Level results  have ranked our students' progress in the top 10% of schools nationally for three out of four years, 2016-2019.

 

Please note that the government has not published examination performance indicators for students who completed their A Levels in 2020. This is because COVID-19 meant that students could not sit public examinations but instead were graded using centre-assessed grades. For further information about our Key Stage Five examination results to 2019, use the links below.

 

 

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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