Public Examination Results

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2018 Results

Mark Wignall (Headteacher) said “We are celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results and I congratulate our students on achieving such incredible outcomes.  I would like to pay tribute to our amazing teaching staff for their exceptional professionalism and commitment during a time of unprecedented change in education.  We are also very grateful to our extremely supportive governors and parents without whom we could not deliver such great outcomes.”

The headline figures are as follows:

  • 79% achieved a standard pass (grade 4) or better in English & Maths.
  • 29% of passes were at grade 7 and above.
  • 83% of grades were 4 and above.
  • Notable achievements:

  • Sophie Payne achieved 10 grade 9’s
  • Will Horne achieved 9 grade 9’s
  • Miles Alfrey 5 grade 9s
  • Miriam Hoefnagels 4 grade 9s
  • Ben Egan 7 grade 9s
  • Aaron Goff 7 grade 9s
  • Lydia Ives 7 grade 9s
  • Nick Kitchen 7 grade 9s
  • Monica Yell 4 grade 9s
  • Congratulations to our students, we wish them well as they move into the next phase of their education or training.

    • Attainment has improved for all pupil groups this year. Early indications are that this is in line with the top 20% of similar schools nationally.
    • Standard passes in English and Maths at grade 4 or above was achieved by 79% of pupils this compares to 63%* nationally. 
    • Strong passes in English and Maths at grade 5 or above was achieved by 59% of pupils this compares to 42%* nationally.

    *2017 National Data

    2018 Data

    Standard passes in English and Maths at grade 4 or above was achieved by 79% of pupils this compares to 63%* nationally. Pupils achieving a standard pass or higher in 5 or more subjects including Maths and English is 76.47%
    26%
    100% of our 2018 student leavers are in education or training.
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    +0.44

    2017 Results

    Students at Downlands School, in Hassocks, have achieved some excellent GCSE results.  Some 82 per cent earned a standard pass – grade 4 – or better in English & maths, while 39 per cent of passes were at an A and above (grade 7 and above).  An impressive 36 students achieved grade 9, the highest possible grade in the new reformed GCSEs.

    Mark Wignall (Headteacher) said “We are celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results and I congratulate our students on achieving such incredible outcomes.  I would like to pay tribute to our amazing teaching staff for their exceptional professionalism and commitment during a time of unprecedented change in education.  We are also very grateful to our extremely supportive governors and parents without whom we could not deliver such great outcomes.”

    Congratulations to our students, we wish them well as they move into the next phase of their education or training.

    2017 Data

    Pupils achieving a standard pass or higher in Maths and English 82%. Pupils achieving a standard pass or higher in 5 or more subjects including Maths and English is 78%.
    Pupils achieving the EBACC combination of subjects (GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths, two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography) is 29%.
    100% of our 2017 Leavers are in education or training.
    Attainment 8 Score: 55.82
    Progress 8 score is 0.22

    2016 Data

    Progress 8 Score: 0.34
    Attainment 8 Score: 55.82
    Percentage of students in 2016 who achieved a good pass in English & Mathematics: 76%
    Percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths, two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography): 40%
    100% of our 2016 Leavers are in education or training.
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