Results 2020: National Context
The Government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020. This published update clarifies what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20.
At Brannel we deliver a full and rich curriculum, demonstrating real strengths across Science, Maths, the Arts, Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and PE. Our academic progress trend continues to rise. Students at Brannel consistently perform above the national average. We can boast outstanding results in many key subject areas. Our EBACC element for High Prior Attainers is in the top 20% nationally.
In 2020, our Separate Science and Combined Science GCSE grades were all above national at the highest grades (7-9), with 5% of all grades being 9s or equivalent. We also achieved above national for the highest grades (7-9) in Maths, Computing, History, Drama, and PE. GCSE grades in Art and Photography were above national for grades 8-9. This puts the performance of our students who achieved the highest grades above national, with our Science results being in the top 5% nationally for progress.
Our 2020 Results Headlines
Students achieving a good pass (Grade 5 or above) in both English and Maths 29%
Students achieving a standard pass (Grade 4 or above) in both English and Maths 56%
Progress 8 +0.33
Vocational Achieving a Level 2 Pass or above:
Child Development 83%
Hospitality & catering 90%
GCSE Achieving Grade 5 and above:
Biology 88% with 38% achieving grade 7 and above
Chemistry 83% with 33% achieving grade 7 and above
Drama 64% with 20% achieving grade 7 and above
Photography 75% with 29% achieving grade 7 and above
Physics 75% with 42% achieving grade 7 and above
GCSE Grades Explained
When the GCSE grading system had an overhaul in 2017, it changed grades from letters to numbers. GCSE qualifications are now awarded on a grade scale of 9 (the highest grade) to 1 (the lowest).
- Grades 9, 8 and 7 correspond to the old-style top grades of A* and A.
- Grades 5 and 4 range from B to C.
- Grades 3, 2 and 1 range from D to G.
- As before, a U means ungraded.
The definition of a pass has become more complicated. A grade 4 is considered a standard pass; a grade 5 is a strong pass.