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Below is an analysis of the 2019 results for GCSE and KS2. Whilst we are very proud of our pupils’ efforts and results, here at Maharishi School success is measured by more than just academic results. We want all our graduates to leave us with a heightened sense of self-confidence, a level of social conscience that reflects our motto ‘The World is my Family’ and, most of all, a sense of fulfilment.
GCSE Results and Destinations
Published data shows that the 2019 GCSE cohort achieved higher than the national average in all measures apart from grade 5+ in both English and maths. The percentage of pupils in the 2019 cohort who achieved grade 5+ in both English and maths was 29% compared to the national average of 43%. The percentage of pupils who achieved a standard pass of grade 4+ was 65% compared to the national average of 64%.
Progress 8 relates to how much progress pupils have made between the end of primary and the end of secondary school, when they take their GCSEs. It is based on results in up to eight qualifications and many feel that it is the most important of the Department for Education’s measures. In the 2019 national school league tables, Maharishi School came second out of 155 secondary schools in Lancashire for the progress made by its pupils. The school’s score of 0.83 was in the “well above average” category and puts the school in the top 1.8% nationwide.
Attainment 8 measures pupils’ average grade across 8 subjects – the same subjects that count for Progress 8. This measure is designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum. Maharishi School’s attainment 8 score in 2019 was 49 compared to the national average of 46.
The EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers and includes English language and literature, maths, the sciences, history or geography and a language. The percentage of the 2019 cohort entered for the EBacc was 76% compared to the national average of 38%. The higher percentage of entry reflects the very academic curriculum on offer at Maharishi School: maths, English language and literature, science, history, geography, Spanish and art form the main curriculum, with photography and computer science offered as an extra GCSE. 18% of those entered achieved grade 5+ in the EBacc subjects compared with 17% nationally. The school’s EBacc points in 2019 were 4.42 compared to the national average of 4.03.
In addition to our year 11 GCSE pupils, in 2019 13 pupils from year 10 took GCSE photography which they completed after only one year of study. 6 of the cohort gained the new grade 9 (which is equivalent to A**), 5 gained grade 8 (equivalent to grade A*) and 2 gained grade 7 (equivalent to grade A). We are very proud of our pupils’ efforts and these exceptional GCSE outcomes.
This past year has seen 100% of our graduates move on to further education.
We would like to express our continued thanks to staff, parents and governors for their unwavering support in guiding our pupils towards the fulfilment of their ambitions and we wish our Y11 leavers all the very best for the future.
Key Stage 2 Results 2019
Congratulations to our former year 6 pupils who took their SATs in May 2019. Our pupils worked incredibly hard throughout the year. More importantly, however, our year 6 pupils had a fun and active year; continuing to access their creative curriculum, PE, assemblies, class trips and all whole school events throughout year 6.
78% of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading compared with a national average of 73%. 17% of the cohort achieved the higher standard in reading. The average progress score for reading was -2.08 which is within the confidence interval.
67% of pupils achieved the expected standard in writing compared with a national average of 78%. 33% of the cohort achieved the higher standard in writing. The average progress score for writing was -0.69 which is within the confidence interval.
72% of pupils achieved the expected standard in maths compared with a national average of 79%. 17% of the cohort achieved the higher standard in maths. The average progress score for reading was -3.05 which falls outside of the confidence interval.
56% of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined compared with 65% nationally.
The average scaled score in reading was 103.5 and in maths was 101.72.
We would like to express our thanks to staff, parents and governors for their support in guiding our pupils towards achieving their potential at the end of their primary school career. Our year 6 cohort have now joined us at the secondary phase. We wish them a happy, settled and creative experience as secondary phase pupils.