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Every year students at The Minster School achieve impressive examination outcomes in a wide range of subjects.  Our excellent results have supported students to make the transition very successfully to college, University, apprenticeship and employment as they leave the school.  In 2018 the summer examination results were excellent both at GCSE and at A Level and there was much to celebrate on the results days in August. 

Our results remain significantly above national averages and this is testament to the diligence of students and teachers working in partnership with families to realise the best possible outcomes for each individual, whether that be a clean sweep of the top grades or a set of qualifications that shows great progress and opens doors for future opportunities.  Although not officially published until January, analysis of exam results from 2018 suggests the school is providing the very best outcomes for its students - in the top 25% for GCSE results and in the top 10% for A Level.

Some key successes at GCSE :

  • 85% of students achieved a grade 4 or better (pass) in both English and maths.  60% achieved a grade 5 or better (good pass) in both English and maths.
  • The average grade achieved (also known as the Attainment 8 average) was 5.65, considerably above the level of a good pass.
  • Early indications suggest the Progress 8 measure for the school will be 0.4 - showing students at the Minster School do considerably better than expected as compared to their prior ability.

Provisional results - year 11 (2018)

  • 85% of students achieved a grade 4 or better (pass) in both English and maths.  60% achieved a grade 5 or better (good pass) in both English and maths.
  • The average grade achieved (also known as the Attainment 8 average) was 5.65, considerably above the level of a good pass.
  • Early indications suggest the Progress 8 measure for the school will be 0.4 - showing students at the Minster School do considerably better than expected as compared to their prior ability.
Results analysis grades the school as a 
HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL FOR GCSE
  • 57% of students were entered for the EBacc suite of qualifications (as compared to 35% nationally in 2017).  29% achieved a grade 5 or better in all the individual EBacc subjects 19.7% nationally in 2017) and 39% achieved a grade 4 or better in all individual subjects. 

Published results - year 11 (2017) 

  • 98% of leavers (end of year 11) sustained education, employment or training as compared to 94% nationally.
  • 51% of students were entered for the EBacc suite of qualifications as compared to 35% nationally.  26% achieved a grade 5 or better in all the individual EBacc subjects (19.7% for the whole country).
 
Attainment at The Minster School is significantly above the national average

 

The Progress made by students last year was in line with expectation

 

Understanding the new GCSE grades 

Specific information with regard to A Level results and Key Stage 2 results can be found in the Sixth Form and Junior School areas of this website. Our DFE published performance data is available on their website. Information with regard to exams arrangements for current students can be found in the Parent area.