Sir John Thursby GCSE Exam Results 2016
We have received really good GCSE results this summer, our best ever, beating the 54% 5A*-C with English and Maths we achieved two years ago. Nationally results seem to have fallen but ours have increased again.
Most importantly we have achieved a Progress 8 of +0.31 which means that each of our pupils achieves a third of a GCSE grade higher in each subject with us than would be expected from their primary school results. This is the new measure used for all schools nationally.
So, a pupil who is targeted to achieve a high B grade would achieve an A grade with us etc.
Our EBacc results were at national average last year and are the same again this year.
74% of our students achieved expected progress in English, with 68% gaining expected progress in Mathematics. 31% and 28% of students made more than expected progress in both subjects also.
Our progress means that each year group which comes to us significantly below national average from primary school achieves results which are above national at GCSE.
We are well on our way to an outstanding grade from Ofsted with by far the best Progress 8 in the area. Last year we overtook 44 other Lancashire schools and I expect us to do even better this year and next.
Mr D Burton
Breaking News - Sir John Thursby Community College has been graded as 'Good' in all areas in the recent Ofsted report.
Please see below for a copy of the report.
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Mr D Burton
We have been crowned Secondary School of the Year!
Sir John Thursby has been crowned Lancashire Secondary School of the Year. The award was made in recognition of the schools success in exams, the ethos of the school and how we prepare young people for the world of work, further education and apprenticeships.
The organisers said they had had more nominations this year than ever before so be a finalist is an enormous achievement. The awards were in Preston and we waited anxiously to find out if we would win.
When our school was announced as the winner, music played, applause rang around the room and lightbulbs from the photographer flashed.
We are delighted to be Lancashire Secondary School of the Year because it rewards all the hard work for so many people but we are striving for better every year.