Key Stage 4 Results 2020

Students are once again to be congratulated for their outstanding successes at GCSE. As well as some overall excellent results for the school, with all of our Year 11 students securing at least five good GCSE grades, there were also 79% of our students who achieved five or more GCSEs at grade 9-7. In addition, 58% of our Year 11 students secured an impressive eight or more GCSEs at grade 9-7. Our headline figure of 9-7 grades is 73%, which is very pleasing.

In addition to these successes, there are also some exceptional individual stories. Well done to Anna Calvert, Hannah Grason and Caitlin Tansey, who all achieved an impressive ten GCSEs at grade 9. Additionally, congratulations to Olivia Helliwell, Claudia Lai and Freya Pugh who all achieved eleven GCSEs at grade 8 and 9.

These excellent results do not just happen automatically. They are evidence of the exceptional commitment and determination of Heckmondwike’s students who received outstanding support from the dedicated staff and hugely supportive parents.

Some impressive overall statistics include:

  • 76 students with ten or more 9-7 grades
  • 105 students with eight or more 9-7 grades
  • 143 students with five or more 9-7 grades

2020 external examinations were cancelled meaning that a direct comparison of this year with other years is difficult. Centre Assessed Grades were submitted to each exam board after a robust quality assurance process to produce exam results that fully represented our students’ attainment and potential.

Headline HGS 2020 HGS 2019 National 2019
Progress 8 0.78 0.53 -0.03
Attainment 8 75.69 72.8 46.5
9-7 grades 72.9% 58.6%
Entered for the English Baccalaureate 20.6% 85% 40%
English Baccalaureate Average Points Score 6.46 6.76 4.07
Students staying in Education or Employment after Key Stage 4 100% 97% 94%

Further information can be found on the Department for Education’s ‘Compare School Performance’ website.

Key Stage 5 Results