Exam and Assessment Results
 
APPEALS PROCESS FOR 2021 EXAMS ONLY
Class of 2021 - Students right to appeal 

If a student feels the grade they’ve received is wrong, there’s an appeals process unique to this summer series, for them to follow.

 

Grounds of appeal

Ofqual and JCQ have produced a [Student guide to awarding summer 2021] and [Guidance for pupils and parents on summer 2021] to help explain the process.
 

Stage one – Centre review

If a student feels their grade is wrong, they should speak to their school first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting the grade.

If there was a mistake, schools can submit a revised grade to the exam board to consider.
DEADLINE for request of a Centre review Friday 3rd September

 

Stage two – Exam board review

If schools don’t find a mistake but the student still believes that their grade is wrong, they can ask their school to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for them. Students can appeal if they believe any of the following applies:

  • there was an error in the way the school followed or applied its procedure for determining their grade
  • the school did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine their grade
  • the school did not make a reasonable judgement about their grade based on the evidence gathered.
  • If an appeal is submitted to an exam board, schools will need to supply the complete evidence in support of the student’s grade.

 

GHS DEADLINE for request of an Exam Board review Monday 13th September in order that we can achieve the Exam board deadline of the Friday 17th appropriately.

 

Correcting results – Students should be aware that their grade could go up, down, or stay the same.

 

Vocational, Technical and other qualifications

The appeals approach for Vocational, Technical and other qualifications (VTQs) will align with the approach for GCSEs.

Autumn series

If students are disappointed with their grade and would like to improve it, Ofqual has confirmed that autumn exams can take place in 2021. You can find out what’s available and when via the exam board websites, your school and/or your sixth form provider.

 

 

 

Student Guide to Awarding in Summer 2021

Guidance for Students & Parents Summer 2021

 
*These results are not current due to COVID-19. There were no GCSE Exams in 2020 and these were replaced by Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs)

Class of 2019 - Even more strong passes than 2018 across all subjects!

Congratulations to our Class of 2019 for their performance in this year’s GCSE examinations. Once again, at Golborne High School, our incredible pupils have made exceptional progress, gaining even more strong passes [5+] across all subjects!

Thanks to the hard work and resilience of pupils, the dedication and professionalism of staff and the unwavering support of parents Golborne pupils achieved outstanding results, which exceeded all expectations, and once again look to be well above National standards..

Pupils achieved an impressive 76% Grade 9-4 in English and Maths, which is a result of 92% Grade 9-4 in English and 80% Grade 9-4 in Maths. 57% of pupils achieved “strong passes” in English and Maths with 82% in English and 60% in Maths. An incredible 23% of pupils gained 5 or more qualifications at grade 7 or above and a significant number of grade 9s were achieved across the board particularly in core subjects.

A significant number of Ebacc subjects achieved strong performances. 60% of pupils were entered for the Ebacc suite of qualifications and gained an average point score of 4.91 which is even better than last year and predicted to be well above National averages. In French and Spanish over 30 pupils gained a grade 7 or above and 93% gained a grade 4 or above, once again this is expected to be well above National average.

 These results place our pupils in the strongest position to secure places at Winstanley, John Rigby, Wigan and Leigh College and to gain highly competitive apprenticeships.

A significant number of Ebacc subjects achieved strong performances. In Modern Foreign Languages 87% of all pupils entered for French or Spanish achieved a grade 4 or above, with 19% securing grade 7 or above. In Humanities subjects pupils achieved 70% grade 4 or above (History 70%, Geography 67%). 72% of pupils achieved 2 or more Science GCSEs at grade 4 or above with 91% of those pupils who were entered for three separate sciences achieving grade 4 or above.

Pupil’s success also included more creative / practical subjects with 100% of pupils achieving a grade 4 or above in Drama and Art Photography and 73% achieving grade 5 or above in Drama and 82% in Art Photography. Pupils also performed significantly above national comparisons in the suite of vocational qualifications that pupils studied.

There have been many exceptional individual performances in terms of both attainment and progress. Special mention to the pupils who collectively achieved 58 grade 9s (A*s) across all subjects. The Grade 9 is designed to distinguish those amongst the very best students in the entire country with approximately only 2% of the national cohort achieving this grade.

 There were some particularly impressive performances from J Williams, K Whelan, A Doyle, E Ogden, H Bond, H Griffiths, N Smith, L Briscoe, C Thomas, K Anderson, M Ridge, C Williams, L Irvine, H O’Brien, L Morley and A Davies who achieved a remarkable 49 grade 9s between them – what an achievement!

We are incredibly proud of the results of all of the pupils in Year 11 who, despite the pressure of completing approximately 27 exams per pupil, showed resilience, confidence and retained their sense of humour! They are an absolute credit to the school and they leave Golborne with the very best wishes of the staff and the Governors. Well done!

 

 

There were a number of notable successes in this year’s results, and some are detailed below:

J Williams

8x9’s 1x8 1x7 1xA

K Whelan

5x9’s 4x8’s 1x7 1xA

A Doyle

5x9’s 3x8’s 1x7 1x6 1xA

E Ogden

5x9’s 3x8’s 1x7 1x6 1xA

H Bond

4x9’s 4x8’s 2x7’s 1xA

H Griffiths

4x9’s 4x8’s 2x7’s 1xA

N Smith

3x9’s 5x8’s 1x7, 1xA 1xDistinction

L Briscoe

2x9’s 5x8’s 2x7’s 1x6 1xA

C Thomas

2x9’s 3x8’s 3x7’s 1x6 1x5 1xA

K Anderson

2x9’s 2x8’s 2x7’s 3x6’s 1xB 1xDistinction*

M Ridge

2x9’s 1x8’s 4x7’s 3x6’s 1xA

C Williams

2x9’s 4x7’s 4x6’s 1xA

L Irvine

2x9’s 1x7 3x6’s 4x5’s 1xB

H O’Brien

1x9 6x8’s 2x7’s 1x6 1xA

L Morley

1x9 5x8’s 1x7 3x6’s 1xA

A Davies

1x9 4x8’s 4x7’s 1x6 1xA

 

 

Results GHS

We are delighted to share the progress our pupils made at Golborne is categorised as well above the national average and should put the school in the top 10% of schools in England.

 

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

 

160 pupils

151 pupils

147 pupils

 

 

 

 

 

unvalidated

Progress 8 GHS

+0.03

+0.30

+0.57

+0.53

Local

-0.11

-0.14

-0.33

 

National

0.00

0.00

-0.02

 

Attainment 8

52

50.5

53.5

54.04

Local

51

46.0

45.1

 

National

50

46.0

46.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4+ in English and Mathematics

(64%)

75%

76%

76%

Local

(62%)

63%

62%

 

National

(63%)

64%

64%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5+ in English and Mathematics

 

46%

50%

57%

Local

 

38%

38%

 

National

 

43%

43%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebacc Average Points Score

 

 

4.84

4.91

 

 

 

 

 

% achieved Ebacc Standard (4+)

19%

9%

50%

50%

Local

22%

22%

16%

 

National

24%

24%

24%

 

% achieved Ebacc Strong (5+)

19%

8%

31%

36%

Local

 

15%

10%

 

National

 

21%

17%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5+ 9-4 (A* - C) inc. English and Mathematics

63%

75%

76%

72%

 

Exam Information

Exam Contingency Plan

​Non-examination Assessment Policy