Our 2012 Key Stage 4 results were, yet again, a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students, their teachers, and their families who supported them througout their 5 years at the school. The percentage of students gaining five or more GCSEs at Grades A* - C is 87% (National Average 79%), and 64% of students gained five or more GCSEs at Grades A* - C including English and Mathematics (National Average 58%). Our value added score of 1001 shows that students at Teddington made progress in line with similar students nationally. elsewhere, based on their best 8 qualifications. As you will be aware, the second of these measures was adversely affected by changes to the grade boundaries in English GCSE in 2012. However, plans are already in place to ensure that, should a similar situation occur in future, students at Teddington would not be adversely affected. Current tracking data shows that 2013 results are in line with results in 2011 and 2010 currently.
The Government also sets benchmarks for the progress that all students should achieve in English and mathematics. The target is for all students to make at least 3 levels of progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4. In English, 70% of our students made expected progress (National Average 67%) and in mathematics 73% (National Average 68%). In English, 27%, and in mathematics 38% of our students made better than 'expected' progress. In addition, 28% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate measure introduced in 2010, well above National figures, of 16%. More information about the performance of students at Teddington, and at other schools, can be found on the School Performance Tables website.