Anthony Gell School


We are very proud of the achievements of our students and we help every child to learn and develop a wide range of skills and attributes. We encourage students to be aspirational and support them in working hard in order to achieve academic excellence and self-fulfilment. The progress that our students make takes commitment and a determination to succeed regardless of background or prior educational ability. We place a great deal of emphasis on the partnership that exists between school and home. At Anthony Gell School we know that when teachers, students and parents work together the chances of success are much greater.



GCSE / Level 2 Qualifications

Several new school performance statistics on which to judge success were introduced nationally in 2016. Of these ‘Progress 8 ‘ is the most significant and this measures the progress of a student from their arrival at secondary school in Year 7 to their GCSE results in Year 11. A Progress 8 score of 0.0 means that students have made the expected level of progress for their ability, across a range of eight different subjects. A Progress 8 score of more than 0.0 means that the students have performed better in this school than their peers in most other schools in England. In 2016 our school Progress 8 figure was 0.1 which was above the national average and well above the average for schools in Derbyshire.

 AGS = Anthony Gell School DCC = Derbyshire County Council

 The number of top grades achieved by the students in key subjects at GCSE and A level was also very impressive, with 76% and 67% of students achieving an A*- C grade in GCSE Mathematics and English respectively. The level of progress shown by students at Anthony Gell in both English and Maths is outstanding, with almost half of all Year 11 students making more than the nationally expected level of progress in these two subjects.

The table below shows some of the key results at GCSE in 2016 for students who studied at AGS.


GCSE Results at Anthony Gell in 2015 and 2016



A Level / Level 3 Qualifications

A level results in 2016 were also very good and show a three year trend of improvement. The percentage of students achieving the highest grades was a stand-out feature of this year’s A level results at AGS with 56% of grades being awarded at A*- B. Students achieved well in all subject areas and exceptionally well in Mathematics, Art and PE, which all posted results that placed them firmly in the top 10% of schools nationally. Overall, in terms of A level results, Anthony Gell School was one of the top 25% of schools in the country in 2016.

 A Level Results at AGS – 3 Year Trend


  Being a fully inclusive Sixth Form at AGS, we are also proud of the fact that there was a 100% pass rate at A level in 2016. In addition to this, the school has achieved its highest ever set of results in vocational subjects such as ICT. Students studying the vocational subjects at AGS achieved, on average, one grade better in these subjects in 2016 than those gained in 2015.

AS level Results at AGS v National

To find out more about our school’s performance in examinations please follow the link below:

Government comparison tables