Exams are a very important part of secondary school life. We hope that this area of the school website provides you with all the information you need. The links on the right-hand side will assist you with dates and times for exams as well as results and results days, rules and regulations, frequently asked questions and information on how to contact the exams officer. Exam timetables will be posted on this page at key times of the year well in advance of the exams. Students can find revision links on the right hand side.
Key stage 4 (KS4) results 2016
Progress 8 score: -0.3
Attainment 8 score: 44.18
Percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and Maths: 54%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography): 10%
Student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 96%
Key stage 5 (KS5) results 2016
The progress students have made in English compared with students across England:
The Holgate Academy: 0.21, Average for state funded schools/colleges England: -0.10
The progress students have made in Maths compared with students across England:
The Holgate Academy: -0.47, Average for state funded schools/colleges England: -0.13
The average grade that students in your college get at 16 to 19 study (key stage 5): C
Student ‘retention’ (the percentage of students who get to the end of their study programme): 69%
Student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 97%
Practice Exam Papers
Using the links on the right hand side you can find practice exam papers for English, Science, French and PE. These are useful for practice be for your exams. We highly recommend that you use this resource.
Exam certificates from the GCSE and A-Level Summer 2016 exams are now available for collection from the Academy. If you are collecting certificates on behalf of one of our students you must provide a letter from the student giving permission for you to collect them.
Absence From Exams
If a student experiences difficulties during the examination period (e.g. illness, injury personal problems) please inform school at the earliest point so that we can help or give advice. Only in exceptional circumstances can candidates be given special consideration for absence from any part of an exam. Parents and candidates are advised that the school will require payment of entry fees (usually approximately £30 per subject) should a candidate fail to attend an exam without good reason and without informing the school.
Please note that misreading the timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation of absence.