Exam results 2017

The 2017 results confirm once again that all of the hard work, creativity, determination and belief of Fitzharrys students and staff has shaped a school that consistently enables students to succeed and flourish.

Key Stage 4

Fitzharrys students and staff celebrated another year of record results, with 66% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C/4-9 grades including English and Maths. This is the fourth year of record breaking results at Fitzharrys, confirming the high quality teaching and learning and the positive ethos that runs through our school.

We are delighted to have raised achievement to secure the school’s best ever performance in a year when exams have got tougher. We are especially happy with the progress that students have made. This year’s success is a great testament to the hard work and determination of Fitzharrys students and staff. Everyone can be really proud. These achievements place us alongside other high performing schools in Oxfordshire.

At Fitzharrys we are committed to helping each and every student achieve their potential, whether that is all A* and A grades or 8 or more GCSE passes. We celebrate each student’s success, and there is a lot to celebrate this year at Fitzharrys. We expect a strong Progress 8 performance as many students have also exceeded expectations. This shows that Fitzharrys really adds value to our students.

The June 2016 Ofsted report described teachers as ‘an enthusiastic and committed team’ and said that ‘relationships between staff and pupils are very strong’. The inspectors said that ‘good teaching drives good achievement’, and these record results are another fitting reward for everyone’s hard work and dedication.

GCSE Results 2017

5 or more A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths - 66%

Subject

Entries

A*/8-9

A/7

B/6

C/5-4

D/3

E/2

F/2

G/1

% A* to C

% A* to G

Art

19

11%

0%

26%

37%

16%

11%

0%

0%

74%

100%

Business

27

0%

4%

11%

37%

22%

15%

11%

0%

52%

100%

Catering

19

11%

16%

21%

21%

11%

16%

5%

0%

68%

100%

Computer science

22

5%

27%

9%

9%

14%

9%

18%

9%

50%

100%

Drama

5

0%

0%

0%

20%

60%

20%

0%

0%

20%

100%

ECDL

8

38%

25%

38%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

100%

100%

English language

72

6%

7%

17%

25%

19%

13%

13%

1%

74%

100%

English literature

72

5%

4%

24%

24%

18%

6%

8%

11%

75%

99%

French

15

13%

13%

7%

40%

13%

7%

7%

0%

73%

100%

Geography

47

6%

13%

21%

26%

21%

9%

2%

2%

66%

100%

History

29

7%

14%

24%

10%

10%

10%

0%

7%

55%

83%

Maths

72

9%

13%

14%

22%

11%

15%

7%

7%

68%

94%

Music

14

0%

7%

29%

21%

29%

14%

0%

0%

57%

100%

Physical education

24

0%

4%

21%

21%

33%

8%

13%

0%

46%

100%

Resistant Mat

19

0%

11%

37%

26%

5%

11%

0%

11%

74%

100%

Science - Biology

33

6%

21%

36%

30%

0%

3%

0%

0%

94%

97%

Science - Chemistry

32

0%

22%

28%

38%

9%

3%

0%

0%

88%

100%

Science - Physics

32

3%

25%

41%

22%

9%

0%

0%

0%

91%

100%

Science core

40

0%

0%

0%

28%

35%

5%

13%

18%

28%

98%

Science additional

38

0%

0%

3%

24%

39%

13%

13%

8%

26%

100%

Spanish

15

7%

7%

20%

27%

13%

13%

0%

13%

60%

100%

Systems & control

20

5%

15%

10%

25%

25%

15%

0%

0%

55%

95%

Congratulations to all our students who have done so well. Our motto is ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’, and this success across our school has really fuelled the feel good factor that runs through Fitzharrys.

A Level 2017

Students in the Abingdon Consortium for Education once again celebrated record A Level exam results. The percentage of students across Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead schools achieving at least 3 A* or A grades has improved again on last year’s record, and is once more above the national average. The last four years of A*-B grades also puts ACfE above the national average.

This year’s ACfE A Level results compare very favourably with schools locally and across Oxfordshire, resounding recognition of the high quality of state education in Abingdon. It was great to see so many smiling faces across the town as students secured places at University, an apprenticeship or a job. It’s also been a delight to hear about all the students from Abingdon who have completed their degrees and are moving on to the next stage in their future. 

Students based at Fitzharrys performed especially well, taking a wide range of courses both at Fitzharrys and in the wider Consortium. The following results were achieved by students taught at Fitzharrys in 2017:

A Level

A*

A

B

C

D

E

A* - B

A* to E

Biology

27%

0%

18%

45%

9%

0%

45%

100%

Business

11%

0%

11%

22%

44%

11%

22%

100%

English Literature

0%

0%

38%

25%

38%

0%

38%

100%

French

0%

25%

25%

50%

0%

0%

50%

100%

History

0%

0%

0%

29%

71%

0%

0%

100%

Mathematics

39%

6%

22%

11%

11%

6%

67%

94%

Physics

13%

38%

25%

13%

0%

13%

75%

100%

50% of grades achieved by students based at Fitzharrys were A*-B. This earned them entry to a wide range of degree courses at top universities including Oxford, Durham, the London School of Economics, Exeter and Warwick to study medicine, material sciences, economics, natural sciences and other subjects. Students also progressed to advanced apprenticeships in engineering and other subjects. 

 

Exam results for previous years 

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