GCSE Statistics 2019

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 41.6% 69.3% 86.3% 95.0% 99.2%

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 86.9 57.8 29.1 98.3 100

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 70 42 31 14 7 1 2 - 167
Chemistry 65 51 30 4 10 3 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 5 2 10 2 - - - 21
DT 16 11 10 11 5 - 1 - 54
Electronics 17 5 - 1 - - - - 23
French 34 44 26 12 4 - - - 120
Geography 76 37 16 3 2 - - - 134
German 12 16 10 9 2 - - - 49
Greek 10 1 - - - - - - 11
History 88 35 17 5 - - 1 - 146
Latin 28 14 8 2 - - - - 52
Maths 61 56 45 25 5 2 - - 194
Music 4 10 2 3 1 - - - 20
Physics 81 45 25 8 3 4 1 - 167
RS 16 14 14 9 2 1 - - 56
Russian 1 - - - - - - - 1
Spanish 18 13 7 2 2 - - - 42
 
Totals 644 428 263 134 53 13 11 1 1547
%: 41.6 27.7 17.0 8.7 3.4 0.8 0.7 0.1  
Cumulative:   69.3 86.3 95.0 98.4 99.2 99.9 100.0  

 

Letter Grade Subjects A* A B C Candidates
English 107 61 21 5 194
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 238 120 47 7 412
%: 57.8 29.1 11.4 1.7  
Cumulative:   86.9 98.3 100.0  

 

    A B C D E U Candidates
Additional Maths FSMQ § n/a 22 9 7 4 1 3 46

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

Figures as at 22Aug19 and are provisional numbers (appeals still pending)

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