School Performance

In 2016, the new, more challenging, national curriculum was assessed for the first time with new tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment. Results are now reported as proportions of students achieving the ‘expected’ standard and proportions of students reaching a ‘high level of attainment’ within the expected standard.

Students receive a scaled score (80 - 120) with 100 being the score required to reach the expected standard. A score of 110 or more is required to achieve a ‘high level of attainment’ in the reading, maths and SPaG tests. The writing element is teacher assessed and we were externally moderated this year.

Below is a summary of the outcomes for the Year 6 cohort at GEMS in July 2017 and national averages.

 

 

GEMS 2016

National 2016

Newcastle 2016

GEMS 2017

National 2017

Newcastle 2017

Reading, Writing and Maths (RWM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

% of pupils achieving the expected standard in RWM

70%

54%

57%

70.8%

61%

62%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in RWM

5%

6%

5%

2.5%

9%

9%

Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

% achieving the expected standard

79.2%

66%

68%

82.5%

71%

71%

% achieving a high level of attainment

29.2%

19%

20%

39.2%

25%

24%

Average scaled score (range from 80 - 120)

105.1

102.6

103

106.7

104

 

Average progress (typical range from -5 to +5)

-0.1

 

 

 

0

+1.3

+0.8

0

+1.1

Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

% achieving the expected standard

81.7%

74%

78%

75.8%

76%

77%

% achieving a greater depth

7.5%

15%

17.8%

3.3%

18%

19%

Average progress (typical range from -5 to +5)

-2.1

0

+1.7

-3.5

0

+1.3

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

GEMS 2016

National 2016

Newcastle 2016

GEMS 2017

National 2017

Newcastle 2017

% achieving the expected standard

88.3%

73%

73%

85%

77%

77%

% achieving a high level of attainment

32.5%

23%

22.6%

39.2%

31%

31%

Average scaled score (range from 80 - 120)

106.5

104

104

107.3

106

 

Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

% achieving the expected standard

89.2%

70%

72%

94.2%

75%

75%

% achieving a high level of attainment

23.3%

17%

19%

29.2%

23%

24%

Average scaled score (range from 80 - 120)

105.8

103

104

107.8

104

 

Average progress (typical range from -5 to +5)

-0.3

0

+1.4

+1.9

0

+1.7