Exam Results 2017
We have been given the provisional performance tables for Summer 2017 results and have recreated those results below. The validated results will be published in January 2018 and this page will be updated again at that point.
Please see also the school performance tables at www.education.gov.uk
By clicking here you will be able to compare progress scores in Hertfordshire.
End of Key Stage 4
Progress 8 score: +0.68
Attainment 8: Average attainment 8 score per student is 57.22
The Basics: 76.8% of students gained level 4 and above in English and maths
60% of students gained level 5 and above in English and maths
Ebacc (entered): 44.2%
Ebacc (achieved): 34% achieved a strong pass
Notes on the performance measures
Note 1: Progress 8 measures the progress students have made from key stage 2 to key stage 4. A Progress 8 score of 0 would mean they have made exactly the level of progress, in line with the national average. A minus score means they have made less progress than expected and a positive score more than expected. A progress 8 score of 1 would mean that students make an extra grade of progress than expected across their subjects.
Note 2: Attainment 8 measures the average grades that students achieve, irrespective of their starting points.
Note 3: The Basics measures the proportion of students achieving a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths.
Note 4: Ebacc measures the proportion of students achieving C/4 grades or better in English, Maths, 2 sciences, a humanity (Geography or History) and a foreign language.
Some highlights include:
- 32% grade 7 (previous A grade) and above
- 9 students achieving grade 9 (national average is 3.2 – SBAS is 5.8%)
- 30% grade 7 (previous A grade) and above
- 8 students achieving grade 9 (national average is 3% – SBAS is 5%)
Over a third of students achieved the Ebacc.
The students worked extremely hard to achieve these results and many are continuing their studies in our 6th form. Thank you to all the staff and parents for supporting the students through this challenging time.
To help you understand the new performance measures please watch this short YouTube video which explains Progress 8: (If the clip does not play you can also access it via this link.)
End of Key Stage 5
A level: Level 3 value added score +0.08
Academic: Average point score per academic entry expressed as an A level grade B-
Average point score per academic entry 36.20
Academic value added score +0.10
Applied General: Average point score per applied general entry expressed as a vocational grade Dist-
Average point score per applied general entry 32.67
Applied general value added score -0.20
Tech level: Average point score per tech level entry expressed as a vocational grade N/A
Average point score per tech level entry 0.00
Average progress made in English +0.58
Average progress made in maths -0.25
Retention to be confirmed
Destinations to be confirmed
In the Sixth form students choose appropriate courses with comprehensive guidance from tutors and the Sixth Form Learning Centre team. A levels and other level 3 courses achieved extremely good results.
58% of grades achieved were A*-B
Over a quarter of grades achieved were A*-A
1 in 5 students gained AAB or above with two facilitating subjects, these are subjects recommended by the Russell Group universities.
We are so proud of our students in all categories. With more than a quarter of students gaining at least 2 A Levels at A*-A we have some outstanding academic results allowing them to access the most prestigious Universities. We also have students who worked just as hard to progress to either University or an apprenticeship passing A levels at lower grades but having made just as much progress from their GCSE starting point. At Simon Balle everyone matters and to quote one student “what makes Simon Balle so special is that I am treated as a person, not just a grade”.
If you wish to see the full exam result breakdown by subject please click on the link below:
We are also delighted with the results for EYFS and Y1 Phonics Screening.
We are so proud of our youngest students and all that they have achieved. The results show the thirst they have for their learning and the desire they have to achieve. We gave them their wings and they taught themselves to fly…