Congratulations to our Class of 2018 on their excellent examination results

GCSE Examination Results 2018

Hodgson Academy is delighted to send our warmest congratulations to our class of 2018 for the excellent examination results they have achieved. There were many outstanding individual performances and much to be proud of. Attainment at Hodgson has once again been very strong set against local and national comparisons, which is particularly pleasing amidst the challenging environment of newly-introduced GCSE courses and a revised grading structure.

83% of students achieved a standard pass (Grade 4 or higher) in English and 84% achieved a standard pass in Maths. 77% of students achieved the ‘Basics’ measure at Grade 9-4 by gaining a standard pass in both subjects.

68% of students achieved a strong pass (Grade 5 or higher) in English and 64% achieved a strong pass in Maths. 55% achieved the more challenging ‘Basics’ measure at Grade 9-5 by gaining a strong pass in both subjects. This was significantly above the national average of 40%.

Our ‘Attainment 8’ score of 50.6 compares very favourably to the national average of 44.3, indicating that students at Hodgson attain higher grades across the range of subjects they attempt than is the case nationally. This is further illustrated by the fact that 74% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 or above in 5 subjects including English and Maths.

Our ‘Progress 8’ score of -0.12 indicates that students at Hodgson in achieving these outcomes made broadly similar progress to that made by students of similar prior attainment nationally.

The percentage of Year 11 students who had entries in all English Baccalaureate subject areas totalled 23%

The percentage of Year 11 students who achieved the English Baccalaureate with 9-4 passes totalled 19%

The percentage of Year 11 students who achieved the English Baccalaureate with 9-5 passes totalled 12%

The Average Points Score per student across English Baccalaureate subjects was 4.40

Particular congratulations are due to the fifteen students who achieved five or more Grade 8 or 9’s. Three of these achieved five or more Grade 9’s, an immense success given that these grades are reserved for broadly the top 3% of students nationally in each subject.

These results once again vindicate our continuing commitment to offering our students a predominantly academic curriculum pathway.

Destinations Data

At the time of writing our leavers of 2018 had moved onto the following

202 to full time education

13 to an apprenticeship

2 to employment without training

1 not settled

99% of the above students had moved onto full time education or employment.

Destination Data

Destination Data published in Jan 2019  – for pupils who completed key stage 4 in 2016 – [PDF]