Sixth Form HE Evening
Higher Education Evening for Parents – Tuesday 28 April 2015
Thank you to all parents who attended this event and we hope you enjoyed the evening and found it informative. Links to the presentations given by John Hill, Rebecca Ruddick and Michelle van Den Berg are available below and in the Sixth Form Section.
- Higher Education Advice Evening Introductory Talk (pdf 474kb)
- Alternatives to University Presentation (ppt 521kb) (pdf 8.5Mb)
- How to make your personal statement stand out (pdf 112kb)
- Student Finance Presentation Newcastle University (pdf 2.2Mb)
- The UCAS Process Durham University (pdf 1.6Mb)
Reminder of Progression Timeline Key Dates
|28 April||Higher Education Advice Evening|
|11 May||AS level Exams Begin – Exam leave from half-term|
|10 June||Next Step Conference – Students return to school from exam leave (Year 13 begins)|
|Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 25 June Progression Days (and EPQ)|
|26 June||University Visits (Newcastle and Northumbria) and Fast Track Day|
|7 July||Fast Track and EPQ day|
|2 Sept||Year 13 students meet with teachers and predicted grades finalised|
|14 Sept||UCAS paragraphs completed and applications can be completed|
|Sept/Oct||Referees support applications|
|Deadlines||15 Oct: Oxbridge/Medicine/Dentistry/Vet
23 Oct: QEHS Deadline
Exam Results 2016
We are delighted to say that the hard work of our students and staff, and the improvements we have made in teaching and learning over the last four years, has resulted in another set of outstanding GCSE and A Level results. We continue to outperform most state schools in the North East of England and on almost all key measures we have achieved the best results in the school’s history in one of the last two years.
The key indicators at GCSE level are shown below. The DfE is publishing new measures to judge a school’s performance this year and on three of the four measures, we are the top school in Northumberland once again. We are particularly proud of our progress measures which demonstrate that students perform well whatever their abilities or starting points.
|Attainment 8 – Average GCSE Grade across 8 subjects||5.46||5.67||5.56|
|% of students achieving A*-C in English & Maths||76||75||70||74||81||80*|
|% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate||29||32||39||42||41||39|
|% of students achieving A*-C English||81||83||78||76||84||87*|
|% of students achieving A*-C Maths||82||81||79||85||86||83|
|Progress 8 Score||+0.23||+0.41||+0.32|
|Best 8 Value Added||999.6||1011.1||999.7||1008.8||1021.9||1021.9|
|% of students making expected progress
in English Lang
|% of students exceeding expected progress
in English Lang
|% of students making expected progress in Maths||79||84||82||84||86||84|
|% of students exceeding expected progress in Maths||42||55||49||42||54||55|
|Best performance at QEHS|
|Key indicators published by DfE in January 2017|
|*||English includes Language and Literature|
A Level and Level 3 BTEC/OCR Results
The key indicators at the end of Year 13 are shown below. The Average Grade Per A Level entry of B- was the highest in Northumberland in 2015 (QEHS was the only school to average above a C+ grade) and we expect this to be the case again when the performance tables are published in January 2017.
The DfE is changing the points scale for A Level and Vocational courses. The old scale is used in the table below for comparative purposes. On the new scale (which measures an A* as 60 points, an A at 50, a B at 40 etc), our 2016 APS per entry score was 36 (a B-).
An increasing number of students are taking vocational courses in the sixth form and many study a mixture of A Level and vocational BTEC/OCR courses. Our APS per entry for vocational courses for 2016 using the new points score measure was 43 (still a Dist*-).
|A Level – Average Points Score Per Exam Entry||220||222||236||227|
|A Level – Average Grade Per Exam Entry||C+||C+||B-||B-|
|A Level – Percentage of all A Level entries graded A*-B||52%||55%||64%||61%|
|BTEC & OCR Level 3 Courses – Average Points Score Per Exam Entry||235||232||238||249|
|BTEC & OCR Level 3 Courses – Average Grade Per Exam Entry||Dist+||Dist+||Dist+||Dist*-|
At QEHS students only take AS levels at the end of Year 12 in unreformed subjects (AS Levels in reformed subjects don’t count towards the final A Level grade and an increasing number of schools in the independent and state sector are adopting the model we introduced in 2015/16). As there are a decreasing number of unreformed subjects, overall comparisons with previous years are not possible although the results are noted in the summaries below for information.
Summary of GCSE, AS Level, A Level and Vocational Subject Grades
The summaries of subject grades is available below:
The summaries indicate the number of students achieving each grade in each subject. These should be read with caution and not used to make comparisons between subjects because the ability levels of the students starting each course will have been different.
Student Destination Data
Details regarding student destination data can be found by following this link: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/122356