Our Performance in 2017
67% of the Year 11 students on roll achieved a Grade 4 or better in their English and Maths GCSEs; this represents an improvement of more than 10% compared to the proportion of students who achieved a Grade C in English and Maths in 2016.
The improvement is particularly pleasing as the Year 11 cohort were the first through the ‘new look’ GCSE examinations.
The provisional Progress 8 score also indicates an improvement. When the final Progress 8 score is published in January 2018 we expect the progress score to be even better because we are waiting for remarks to be calculated.
We are delighted with the improvement in attainment outcomes and the Progress 8 measure. The improvements are a result of the commitment of staff, students and parents as well as joining the West Norfolk Academy Trust in January 2017.
At Smithdon High School, we are never satisfied. We fully expect the trend of improvement to continue in 2018.