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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Exam Results

Exam Results

School performance tables can be found at:

Key Stage 4 (End of year 11)

  • Progress 8 score of -0.15 in line with the national average.
  • Attainment 8 score of 48.4, 2 points above the local average.
  • 50% of pupils achieved a strong pass (grade 5) in both English and maths.
  • 26% of pupils are entered for the EBacc (GCSEs in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography).

Key Stage 5 (End of year 13)

  • Yet to be published

Destinations (2020 leavers)

  •  95% of students who finished KS4 stayed in education or employment for at least 2 terms after leaving.  This is above the local and national rate.
  • 92% of students who finished KS5 stayed in education or employment compared to the national rate of just 79%.

Performance For 2019-2020 

A Level Successes

  • 100% pass rate at A level
  • APS at 35.7 an increase of 4.1 over last year
  • APS for technical subjects remains over 40
  • Average grade awarded B- (last year C+)
  • Value added score of 0.20 (benchmarked against 2019)
  • In Applied and Technical qualifications the average grade was Di and Di* respectively
  • 33 students (16% of the cohort) achieved three or more subjects at grade A
  • 8 students achieved three or more subjects at A*
  • 60% of entries are graded at A*-B
  • 8 students have been successful in their applications to Oxbridge or to study medicine
  • 99% of students who applied for an FE course have been accepted on to preferred courses or were offered choice
  • Over 90% of the cohort are now following a course at an institute of FE

GCSE successes

  • 74.7% of students achieved a grade 4+ in En/Ma compared to 72% last year
  • 51.4% of students achieved a grade 5+ in En/Ma compared to 45% last year
  • 82.4% of students achieved a grade 4+ in maths compared to 81% last year
  • 80.3% of students achieved a grade 4+ in English compared to 78% last year
  • Estimate progress 8 score of +0.15 compared to -0.14 last year
  • Maths results were again much improved on previous years with a progress 8 score of 0.35
  • English results showed a strong improvement in progress 8 of 0.16 compared to last year
  • Attainment 8 score of 50.3 is above last year's of 47
  • Ebacc APS of 4.23 remains strong (3.99 last year), despite our intent to offer a broad curriculum and not restrict student choice
  • Four students achieved an overall points score of 78+ (where 81+ is the equivalent of 9 subjects at grade 9)
  • Four students achieved an average progress 8 score of +2.6
  • Fourteen students achieved the top grades (9 or Distinction*) in five subjects
  • Two students achieved top grades in all 9 subjects
  • 47 students achieved 7 or more passes at grade 7
  • Over 200 students achieved a grade 7 in at least one subject, over half the year group
  • Eleven students achieved 20+ grades above indicator
  • A further 43 students were 10 or more grades above indicator
  • Provision on the farm allows students to achieve nationally recognised qualifications that give students the skills and knowledge to progress.  These qualifications are not included in any progress 8 figures but typically achieve over three grades better than their other subjects
  • The figures open slot (and therefore overall figure) remain significantly impacted by offering courses that are appropriate, see curriculum intent, but not included in DfE calculations
  • Our SEN support students significantly closed the gap in terms of progress, from a P8 gap in 2019 of 0.7 to 0.5 in 2020
  • In English, the gap has closed from around 1 in 2019 to 0.66 in 2020, and in maths from 0.5 in 2019 to 0.2 in 2020
  • Attainment and progress of disadvantaged students appears low, but in part this is because of our curriculum model - if an all-subjects calculation is used, the progress of disadvantaged students goes up by 0.10

Performance Tables for 2018-2019


Progress 8 score: -0.14
Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc): 30%
Pupil destinations - percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4: 96%
Attainment in English and maths - percentage of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths: 45%
Attainment 8 score: 47.0



A Level VA: -0.26
Academic VA (including A level): -0.23
Applied General VA: 0.29
Technical Completion and Attainment: 0.57
A Level: 31.59 (C)
Academic (including A level): 31.91 (C+)
Applied General: 31.31 (Distinction-)
Technical: 40.69 (Distinction)
English and mathematics progress: Supressed due to low numbers
A Level: 89.9%
Academic (including A level): 89.9%
Applied General: 94.3%
Technical: 95%
Destinations: 92%

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Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462