GCSE Examination Results 2017
We are all very proud of our first ever set of GCSE examination results which place the school in the top 4% of schools nationally. This huge success would not have been possible without the unwavering support of parents, our talented teachers, committed staff, and governors over the past 5 years. The students deserve huge praise for their amazing work ethic resulting in this impressive set of results.
Riverside students achieved a higher A*-C or 9-5 than the national average in all GCSE subjects. The Attainment 8 score is one of the government’s key school performance measures and Riverside School’s Attainment 8 score (average grade for all students in their best 8 subjects inc. English, maths, 3 Ebacc subjects and any 3 others) is exceptional.
This year, national school performance measures will also include the English baccalaureate, known as the Ebacc, awarded to students only if they achieve good passes in all of the following subjects: English, maths, a language, one of the humanities (geography or history) and two sciences. Over 50% of students achieved the Ebacc at Riverside School, the highest in Barking and Dagenham by 10 percentage points. This group of qualifications is the gold standard as it gives young people the greatest opportunity to study at one of the UK’s best universities in the future. We were also delighted with several students achieving the new grade 9, placing them in the top 4% of students nationally.
The new GCSE examinations in English language, English literature and maths had more content and were tougher than any examination in the last 30 years, so it’s not just the grading system that has changed. This makes these brilliant results even more to celebrate!
GCSE Results 2017
|Headline average national figures||National||Riverside School||Difference|
|Attainment 8 (A8)||44.20||52.97||+8.77|
|% Basics 5+ (Strong Pass in both English and maths)||39.1%||53.0%||+13.9|
|% entered for Ebacc||34.9%||78.4%||+43.5|
|% achieving 5/C+ in Ebacc||19.5%||52.25%||+32.75|
|Progress 8 (P8)||0.0||0.7||+0.7|
|Ebacc Subject||Percentage 9-5/A*-C|
|Subject||Riverside % A*-C/9-4||National % A*-C/9-4||Riverside % A*-C/9-7||National
|Further additional science||100||75.2||68||34.30|