GCSE Results

 

Thursday, 24th August, was an emotional day as our Year 11 leavers collected their GCSE results. It was fantastic to see that the vast majority of our students achieved the grades they need to follow their chosen pathway. Students have faced significant change with the new GCSEs in English and Mathematics and, with the support of teaching staff and their parents, made us all very proud.

I would like to wish all our Year 11 leavers good luck as they move on. They will always be part of the Lowton family and we look forward to seeing how they progress in the future years.

 

GCSE Results 2017

The Department for Education School Performance Tables for Lowton Church of England High School can be accessed here http://education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=137783.

Boys

Girls Total
5 A* to C

57.41%

80.88%

70.49%

5 A* to C inc. Eng and Maths (4+)

46.30%

63.24%

57.00%

5A* to G

100%

98.53%

99.18%
English and Maths good pass (5+) 26.00% 26.00% 26.00%
English & Maths

48.00%

63.00%

57.00%

Average capped score (best 8)

317.93

346.18

333.67

Value Added Score

981.92 1005.75

995.20

Progress 8 Score -0.51  +0.07  -0.18
Attainment 8 Score

41.09

48.97

45.48

English Baccalaureate 11.11% 22.06% 17.21%

 

Subject Name

Entries

% A* to A % A* to C

Art

47 21.28%

61.70%

Computing

14

21.43%

71.43%

Drama

25

32.00%

96.00%

English Language (4+)

122

18.85%

69.67%

English Literature (4+)

122

14.75%

77.87%

English Combined (4+)

122

22.95%

81.97%

French

23 30.43%

69.57%

Geography

52

21.15%

63.46%

German

16

0.00%

75.00%

History

28

39.29%

82.14%

Hospitality & Catering

21

14.29%

57.14%

ICT

42

7.14%

57.14%

Mathematics (4+)

122

4.92%

59.02%

Media Studies (Photography)

43

32.56%

93.02%

Music

6

0.0%

83.33%

Physical Education

64

20.31%

67.19%

Religious Studies

16

75.00%

100.00%

Resistant Materials

18

16.67%

83.33%

RS AQA Short Course

53

39.62%

79.25%

RS AQA Full Course

11

0.00%

36.36%

Science Additional

66

4.55%

45.45%

Science Core

66

6.06%

57.58%

TS Biology

55

21.82%

81.82%

TS Chemistry

55

21.82%

69.09%

TS Physics

55 20.00%

76.36%

 

Student Destinations 2017

This provisional data, published in October 2017, is for pupils who completed secondary (year 11, or key stage 4) in 2015, which is the most recent data available.

Activity Lowton High School Local Authority state funded schools England state funded schools
Pupils staying in Education or Employment for at least 2 terms 92% 93% 194%
Total number of pupils 156 3585 553910
Apprenticeships 12% 11% 6%
Pupils staying in employment for at least two terms after key stage 4 8% 5% 3%
Pupils staying in education for at least two terms after key stage 4 84% 88% 90%
Further education college or other further education provider 33% 44% 38%
Sixth form college 48% 34% 13%
School sixth form SUPP 9% 38%
Other education destinations SUPP 2% 2%
Pupils not staying in education or employment for at least two terms after key stage 4 SUPP 6% 5%
Destination unknown SUPP 1% 1%


About this data

SUPP = Suppressed: Where there are 5 or fewer pupils or students covered by the measure at the school (10 in the case of pupil or student destinations measures), the Government avoids making these figures public to protect the privacy of those individuals

For more information, visit https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/137783

 

Article from Leigh Journal, Friday, 25th August 2017

The future looks bright for young people from Lowton CE High School as year 11 leavers celebrate their GCSE results.

Years of hard work and dedication came to fruition yesterday as the 16 year-old school leavers returned to Lowton to open their envelopes and find out how well they have done.

In a year which has seen major changes to the exam system, Lowton’s young learners have fared well.

Many have surpassed their own expectations by achieving higher than predicted grades in some subjects.

James Bruce’s tally of three A*s, three As and four Bs was typical of the standard of individual success at the school this year.

“I wasn’t expected to get grades like this when I first came to Lowton,” said a delighted James.

“So I am really pleased that I have come away with such good grades.

“It has been hard work but I am glad I put the effort in and relieved to have done so well.”

James will now study A-levels at Sir John Rigby College in Wigan and plans to pursue a career in engineering.

A collection of A*s and As means Ellie Lindsay will also be going on to college to study A-levels before planning her next move.

“I am really pleased with my results,” Ellie said.

“I can’t thank everyone at Lowton enough for helping me to get to this position.

“The support we have received has been amazing.”

Lowton CE High School head teacher Julian Pollard was on hand to congratulate all the students.

He described GCSE results day as ‘one of the best days of the year’.

“It is about watching our young people taking the next step in their journey, so it is an incredibly exciting time for us,” said Mr Pollard.

“They have been with us for five years so it is with a real sense of pride that we watch them move on from our school and out into the world.

“Once again, there have been some incredible success stories this year.

“This is a testament to the hard work and determination of our students and also to the dedication and professionalism of our teaching staff.

“We wish all our students the best for the future.”

Staff members from Lowton were also on hand to offer advice and guidance to all those opening their results envelopes.

Student Zach Mapleston is one of the many who has benefited from support from the school over the years.

Zach, who achieved Bs and higher in his results, said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Lowton and I am really grateful for all the help I have received.

“The build up to the exams meant a lot of extra work but the school put on plenty of extra revision sessions after school and our teachers really pushed us to achieve our best.”

Zach is now off to college before hopefully studying medicine at university.

Student Chung Doan is celebrating after seeing his results smash his expected targets.

“Two years ago I was down to get 4s in some of my subject, such as English, but I have done much better than this and achieved 6s, which are the equivalent of Bs.

“I didn’t think I could do this so I have exceeded my own expectations.

“It means that I can now look at a lot more opportunities and plan for a really good future.”

 

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