Grading has now almost completely moved to using numbers, making historical comparisons difficult. The table below shows the grade distributions for all subjects in 2019 apart from English & English Literature (which remain letter grades for 2019) and some legacy grades from subjects that were sat by boys in previous years but need to be reported alongside other Year 11 results.

Grade 9 (%) Grades 9&8 (%) Grades 9-7 (%) Grades 9-6 (%) Grades 9-4 (%)
2019 42.1% 69.7% 86.6% 95.0% 99.3%

A note on numbers: a “4” represents a “standard pass” and has been set as the equivalent to the “C” grade awarded in previous years. A “7” is the equivalent of the previous “A” grade and grades “8” and “9” are the equivalents of the previous “A*” grade.

To offer some form of comparison, Abingdon’s A* rate over the 4 years before the number system started for us (i.e. 2014-17) averaged 57% and our A*/A rate averaged 85%.

Below are the grade distributions for English & English Literature (plus some subjects taken by this cohort in previous years and that were awarded using letter grades):

A*/A A* A A*/B A*/C
2019 87.1 58.3 28.9 98.5 100

GCSE 2019 (by subject)

Number Grade Subjects 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Candidates
GCSE letter equivalents A* A B+ B/C C DE EF
Ancient History 6 4 1 1 1 13
Art 7 4 3 4 3 1 1 23
Biology 71 43 30 14 6 1 2 167
Chemistry 66 50 30 4 11 2 3 1 167
Chinese 3 4 4 1 12
Computer Science 9 6 5 1 21
Double Science 1 13 4 6 3 1 27
Double Science 2 7 7 6 3 3 1 27
Drama 2 6 1 10 2 21
DT 17 11 11 9 5 1 54
Electronics 17 5 1 23
French 34 44 26 12 4 120
Geography 78 35 16 3 2 134
German 12 16 10 9 2 49
Greek 10 1 11
History 89 34 17 5 1 146
Latin 29 14 8 1 52
Maths 61 56 45 25 5 2 194
Music 4 10 2 3 1 20
Physics 81 46 24 8 3 4 1 167
RS 16 14 14 9 2 1 56
Russian 1 1
Spanish 18 13 7 2 2 42
Totals 651 427 261 131 53 13 10 1 1547
%: 42.1 27.6 16.9 8.5 3.4 0.8 0.6 0.1
Cumulative: 69.7 86.6 95.0 98.4 99.3 99.9 100.0

 

Letter Grade Subjects A* A B C Candidates
English 109 60 21 4 194
English Literature 107 59 26 2 194
German (in 4th year) 4 4
Italian (in 4th year) 3 3
Chinese (in 4th year) 12 12
Russian (in 4th year) 5 5
Totals 240 119 47 6 412
%: 58.3 28.9 11.4 1.5
Cumulative: 87.1 98.5 100.0

 

A B C D E U Candidates
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 29 10 6 4 1 3 53

§ The FSMQ is a free-standing Maths Qualification and does not count as a GCSE.

Figures as at 1 October 2019 and are provisional numbers (appeals still pending)

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