GCSE Examination Results 2016-17

We are delighted with the GCSE results of the class of 2017!  The more difficult examinations in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, graded 1 - 9 with 9 being the highest, were a challenge to all pupils nationally, but we are truly proud of the overwhelming amount of effort and dedication that our students put in order to achieve such fantastic GCSE results.

Newly appointed Headteacher, Mr Mitchell, said "I am unbelievably proud of our students and staff for all their hard work and commitment; this has ensured that our students are now well prepared for their next stage of education, training or employment.  Parklands is a truly comprehensive school with students of all abilities, so these results are even more pleasing, considering our intake is not selective.  The success of our students is a wonderful legacy of our outgoing Headteacher, Mrs Hollister, who retired this summer, and I look forward to continuing to work with all our students and staff and ensure Parklands continues to go from strength to strength."

 

Key Statistics

48.5% achieved grades 9 - 5 in both English and maths.

69% achieved grades 9 - 4 in both English and maths.

23.5% achieved grades 9 - 7 in English Language.

28% achieved grades 9 - 7 in English Literature.

31% achieved grades 9 - 7 in Mathematics.

 

In English Language, 9 students scored a 9, which is 4.5% of our entries (above the national average of 2.6%).

In English Literature, 6 students scored a 9, which is in line with the national average.

In Mathematics, 13 students scored a 9, which is 6.4% of our entries (above the national average of 3.5%)

3 students scored 3 grade 9s and a string of A*s, making them our highest achieving students in the cohort.  Only 2000 students nationally got a 9 in all three new exams.

7 students scored 3 grades 8 or 9 and a string of A*s and As.

 

Here are some of our other outstanding achievements:

Biology; 52% A*/A, 98% A* - C

Chemistry; 56% A*/A, 100% A* - C

Physics; 46% A*/A, 98% A* - C

History; 54% A*/A, 86% A* - C

Geography; 17% A*/A, 67% A* - C

Art; 31% A*/A, 94% A* - C

Photography; 57% A*/A, 100% A* - C

Religious Studies; 28% A*/A, 74% A* - C

Catering; 33% A*/A, 75% A* - C

Drama; 38% A*/A, 92% A* - C

Music; 39% A*/A, 92% A* - C

PE; 15% A*/A, 59% A* - C

Core Science; 2% A*/A, 56% A* - C

Additional Science; 6% A*/A, 60% A* - C

French; 17% A*/A, 67% A* - C

German; 24% A*/A, 66% A* - C

Spanish; 19% A*/A, 63% A* - C

IT; 14% A*/A, 51% A* - C

Computer Science; 20% A*/A, 60% A* - C

Creative Media; 66% achieved a Pass or higher, 23% achieved a Distinction* or Distinction

Dance; 93% achieved a Pass or higher, 30% achieved a Distinction* or Distinction

Health & Social Care; 93% achieved a Pass or higher, 26% achieved a Distinction* or Distinction

Music Technology; 100% achieved a Pass or higher

 

School and College Performance Tables

You can view the DfE school and college performance table here. Please note that this currently shows the 2015-16 results and will be updated with 2016-17 results by the DfE once results are validated.

Follow this link for a Progress 8 explanation

GCSE Results 2017