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The Weald Community School

The WealdCommunity School and Sixth Form

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Exam Results and Ofsted Report

Weald School Examination Results - 2018

The school has done well in recent years and has achieved record results.  In our October 2013 Ofsted inspection, we were delighted that the school was judged to be “Outstanding” in all categories.

In 2018 we achieved one of our best GCSE performances as a school, with 74% of students achieving both English and maths GCSEs at a 4 or above. Students’ performance on the new Progress 8 scale, which measures progress from KS2 to KS4, has been very strong in recent years with a rolling three year average of +0.50 grades. This means that students made on average +0.50 of a grade more progress in each GCSE than students in the rest of the UK. This puts us in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress. In 2018, Weald students also achieved another excellent set of A Level results:  81% of grades were at A*-C and 55% at A*-B. 11% of students achieved grades at A*, nearly twice the national average. Results across the ability range were again very good. 100% of our students who applied to University gained places.

In 2017 The Weald also achieved another excellent set of A Level results:  88% of grades were at A*-C and 65% were at A*-B. 14% of students achieved grades at A*, nearly twice the national average. Results across the ability range were again very good with our average grade per entry remaining high. All students who applied to University were accepted onto their choice of course. These results placed The Weald as one of the highest performing non-selective Sixth Forms in West Sussex.


A Level and BTEC/OCR (figures in brackets show 2016 and 2017 results)

124 candidates in Year 13
100% of entries were successful (100%, 99%)
11% of entries gained an A* (14%, 17%)
55% of entries gained A*-B (65%, 56%)
81% of entries gained A*-C (88%, 77%)
Average Points Score per entry: 227 (241, 232)
Average Total Points Score per student: 694 (732, 700)

GCSE (figures in brackets show 2017 results)

262 candidates in Year 11
72% of students achieved five grades at 9-4 (80%)
70% of students achieved five grades at 9-4 including English & Maths (73%)
96% of students achieved five grades at 9-1 (98%)
33% of students achieved grades at 9-8 (30%)
85% of students achieved grades at 9-5 (55%)
29% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate (27%)

74% Grade 4 + in English and Maths

48% Grade 5 + in English and Maths (57%)

Attainment 8 Score - 49.5

Entering EBacc - 43%

EBacc average point score - 4.47 points

Pupil Destinations (education and employment after key stage 4):

Pupils staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4 - 96%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures - 256
Pupils staying in education for at least 2 terms after key stage 4 - 91%
Further education college or other further education providers - 24%
School sixth form - 54%
Sixth form college - 13%
Other education destinations - 1%
Pupils staying in apprenticeships for at least 6 months after key stage 4 - 3%
Pupils staying in employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4 - 2%
Pupils not staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4 - 3%


Click here for the DFE school performance tables for The Weald School

Please see tab on the right-hand side for our Ofsted report.