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Weekly Bulletin 20/07/2018

20/07/18

Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.

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End of Term Reminder - Tuesday 24th July 2018

13/07/18

School closes at 12.25pm to all students

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The North School Farm Successes at The Kent County Show

13/07/18

We also won the trophy for Best Presented Club

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Evolution Showcase Postponed

09/07/18

Evolution Showcase Postponed to Wednesday 18th July

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The North School Ski Trip 2019

26/06/18

Following a very successful trip to Andorra at Easter this year, we have provisionally booked another trip to Andorra with Rayburn Tours.  It will again be to the Hotel Panorama in Andorra on 6th – 13th April 2019 and the cost will be the same at £775.  It will be open to Year 7 & 8 students in the first instance and then depending on numbers we will open it up to other year groups.

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Results and Performance Tables

 

GCSE Results 2017

Performance Measures

 

2017

2017

(North School based students omitting students educated at the Health Needs Service and the inclusion service/PRU)

2016

Attainment 8

36.6

38.46

4.29 (D+)

Progress 8

-0.34

-0.14

-0.34

English/Maths 4+

47%

51% 4+

56% C+

Ebacc %

2%

2%

8%

The North School is therefore above the Government floor target for 2017.

65% of students attained a 4+ in Maths.

47% of students attained a 4+ in English.

36% of students attained a C+ in Science compared to 21% in 2015.

 

Profile of 2017 Year 11 at The North School:

Disadvantaged students

Low KS2 Prior Attainment

Middle KS2 Prior Attainment

High KS2 Prior Attainment

Students with English as an additional language

SEN students with statement or EHC

29%

20%

61%

19%

12%

4%

Compare schools performances - School and College performance tables


New Performance Measures

This year the Performance Measures for Secondary School have changed quite radically.
Historically the benchmark has been the percentage of Year 11 students who achieve five GCSE passes at grades A*-C including English and mathematics.  The government’s national floor target was set at 40%.

This year the reported measures are:
•    Progress 8 (P8) (the government’s national floor target is now based on Progress 8)
•    Attainment 8 (A8)
•    % of students who achieve both English and mathematics at grades A*-C
•    % of student who achieve the English Baccalaureate  (Grade A*-C+ in 5 subjects which must include GCSE English; GCSE Mathematics; GCSE Science or GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Computer Science; GCSE History or GCSE Geography; GCSE French or other language.)

The Attainment 8 is calculated by giving all GCSE Grades points:

A*/ BTEC L2 distinction *

A / BTEC L2 distinction

B / BTEC L2 merit

C / BTEC L2 pass

D

E

F

G

U

8.5

7

5.5

4

3

2

1.5

1

0

The highest scores from 3 ‘elements’ of government selected subjects are chosen.
 

Element 1:

English and mathematics

Element 2:

EBacc subjects

Element 3:

EBacc subjects or other approved qualifications

A student’s scores in English and mathematics count as double, although in English this is only the case if student takes GCSEs in English language and English literature.

A student’s three highest scores in the EBacc subjects

A student’s three highest scores from EBacc subjects not already used, or approved qualifications from a government list

4 qualifications

(English and mathematics are double weighted)

3 qualifications

3 qualifications

Each student then has the equivalent of a maximum of 10 subjects that are used in the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 calculation

 
These points are then added together to give an individual Attainment 8 score.

To calculate the North School’s Attainment 8 score, all the individual average Attainment8 scores are added together and then divided by the number of students.  This is then the average score/grade attained by students in the school.


The Progress 8 is calculated as below:
Students who achieved the same results at KS2 are grouped together and their Attainment 8 scores are averaged.  That gives an estimated Attainment 8 score for the group. 
Each student then has the estimated Attainment 8 score subtracted from their actual Attainment 8 score and this divided by 10. This gives an individual Progress 8 score.
The School Progress 8 score is the average of all the individual student Progress 8 scores.

Floor Target 2017

Floor target 2017 remains -0.5.
So to be above floor target we need to be above -0.5, which means that compared to students with similar starting points at KS2 their progress is not more than ½ grade lower on average in all 10 subjects than students nationally.

 

A Level Results 2017

 

 

Measure

*NORTH SCHOOL*

*NORTH SCHOOL*

*NORTH SCHOOL*

2017 Final Results

2017 Predictions

2016 Final Results

Overall A*-B

46.3%

40%

40%

Overall A*-C

75.4%

75%

66%

Overall A*-E

98.5%

99%

96%

 

 

 

 

Academic A*-B

32.4%

31%

28%

Academic A*-C

62.0%

71%

57%

Academic A*-E

97.2%

99%

93%

 

 

 

 

Vocational A*-B

61.9%

57%

60%

Vocational A*-C

90.5%

84%

81%

Vocational A*-E

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

Ave Grade Academic

C -

C-

D

Ave Grade Applied General

Dist

Dist

Dist -

Ave Grade Technical

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

APS per entry Academic

26.1

26.4

21.4

APS per entry Applied General

40.5

39.0

31.2

APS per entry Technical

-

-

-

 

Official Destination Data 2017

 

 

Number of Students

Percentage of Students

 

 

 

Year 11 students on roll at October 2016 census date

208

 

Year 11 students on roll at 21 July 2017 leaving date

204

 

Continued studies at The North School

70

33.65%

 

 

 

Leavers:

134

64.42%

Of Leavers:    

134

 

Joined a school or college     

116

86.56%

Apprenticeship/Traineeship  

7

5.22%

Work with Training

2

1.49%

Moved out of area 

2

1.49%

Destination unknown

7

5.22%

 

 

 

Confirmed positive destination of leavers    

125

93.28%

 

 

 

Confirmed positive destination of all students  

195

   95.58%

 

 

 

Year 12 students on roll at October 2016 Census date: 

94

 

Undertaking Level 2 studies:

24

25.53%

Completed Level 2 course:  

19

79.17%

Leavers: 

5

20.83%

NEET/No info:

2

40%

Apprenticeship

1

20%

Family Moved out of area: 

1

20%

Medical (hospital school)

1

20%

 

 

 

Of 19 completers:

 

 

Moved to L3 courses at The North School:    

7

36.84%

Apprenticeship:

4

21.05%

College:

6

31.57%

Employment:  

1

5.26%

No Destination provided

1

5.26%