Results & Performance

Examination Results 2020

Exams were cancelled this year following the closure of schools and colleges to most students as part of the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Students have nevertheless received GCSE, AS and A level grades as well as grades for the Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award.

The exam boards asked schools and colleges to develop centre assessed grades in line with Ofqual’s published guidance. Centre assessed grades were the judgement of the grades a student would most likely have received if the exams (and any non-exam assessments) had taken place.

It was the intention of Ofqual to standardise these grades, however the downgrading aspect of this standardisation did not go ahead. As a result the summer 2020 results were either centre assessed grades submitted by schools or these grades upgraded by the exam boards.

KS4 Results

Year 11 students at The Priory School celebrated excellent GCSE results in 2020.  Of the new grades, the grade 9 was created to be awarded only to ‘exceptional performers’, so we are delighted that there were 94 Grade 9s (72 in 2019) across the school and a total of 137 Grade 8s (116 in 2019).

English results were again very good. 65% of our students attained grades 9-5 (a good pass) and 82% achieved grades 9-4 (a standard pass, which is equivalent to the previous Grade C at GCSE). Many maths students achieved their target grades in maths, with 56% of students achieving grades 9-5 (a good pass) and 78% achieving grades 9-4 (a standard pass). The Attainment 8 score is 50.8, which is equivalent to a grade 5 across all subjects. The following table shows the comparison of the above data with that of 2019:

Measure2019 2020
Attainment 848.350.8
% English 9-4 7982
% English 9-5 5765
% Maths 9-47178
% Maths 9-54756
EBacc Point Score4.165.08
% English and Maths 9-54247
% English and Maths 9-46367
Destination2018 (%)2019 (%)2020 (%)
TPS 6th Form49.35451
Other 6th Form provision (school)3.51.84
College41.338.135
Other educational organisation0.64.36
Apprentice / employment5.31.84

The following link can be used to compare The Priory School data with other schools:

School and college performance tables

Key Stage 5 (16 to 18) Examination Information 2019 to 2020

 20192020
Average Point Score:A Level: 33.17
Academic: 33.17
Applied general: 29.38
A Level: 40.43
Academic: 40.95
Applied general: 31.67
Average Grade:A Level: C+
Academic: C+
Applied general: M+
A Level: B
Academic: B
Applied general: Distinction
Progress in English and Maths at KS5:In Maths, 6 students retook the qualification, with 3 gaining a Level 2.
In English, 7 students retook the qualification, with 5 students gaining Level 4.
In Maths, 7 students retook the qualification, with 5 gaining a Level 2.
In English, 0 students required a retake in the qualification.
Retention:A Level: 89% of students completed their main programme of study.
Academic: 96% of students completed their main programme of study.
Applied General: 85% of students completed their main programme of study.
A Level: 96.6 % of students completed their main programme of study.
Academic: 97.7 % of students completed their main programme of study.
Applied General: 95.5 % of students completed their main programme of study.
Destinations:90% of the cohort went into sustained education, employment or training.
76% of the cohort went into higher education.
91% of the cohort went into sustained education, employment or training.
72% of the cohort went into higher education.