Exam Results

The 2019 exam results are amongst the best, if not the best, that have been achieved by a set of Thornden students.  Such strong results reflect commitment from students, support from parents and excellent teaching from staff who work hard to prepare students for their exams.  I would like to congratulate and thank all involved in this set of results. 

The table below shows broad headlines in key areas. 

Unvalidated GCSE results for Thornden School (full validated results will be released in January 2020)

 

Overall percentage of students attaining at least a grade 4 in English and Maths

90%

Overall percentage of students attaining at least a grade 5 in English and Maths

70%

Percentage of students attaining a grade 4 or above in English

94%

Percentage of students attaining a grade 4 or above in maths

94%

Percentage of students attaining a grade 7 or above in English

42%

Percentage of students attaining a grade 7 or above in maths

34%

Attainment 8 grade

61

Progress 8 score

+0.66

Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate

59%

Percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate at 4+

54%

The school performance tables can be accessed https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england and show Thornden’s results being the best in Hampshire for progress, attainment and students who have achieved 5+ in English and maths.  The most pleasing single overview of results is the progress score of 0.66 which indicates that students on average gained nearly two thirds of a grade better than expected based on Key Stage 2 data, across all subjects taken.  This figure is based on all students within the year group regardless of ability, so offers an indication of how well the group of students in Year 11 achieved in 2019.  This figure places Thornden in the top 5% nationally for state schools in terms of progress. 

I would personally like to wish all students every success as they move forward into new courses and encourage them to take the opportunities these offer.  Beyond this, I would encourage them to keep in touch. 

S Whelan

 Exam Results Unvalidated 2019