The impact of the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 exams meant that all students nationally received centre assessed, and teacher assessed grades. Students at Anthony Gell School were awarded grades that fully reflected the progress and learning that they demonstrated prior to lockdown. On both A Level and GCSE results days, our students were able to arrive in school to receive their exam grades, celebrate their results, and were then able to confidently plan for their successful transition.
The last set of externally verified grades for all schools were in 2019. In 2019 at AGS, there was an impressive 98% and 100% pass rate for students in Maths and English respectively. AGS students achieved at least a grade 5 as an average grade in sixteen different subjects. This level of success allowed students onto a range of appropriate pathways, which continued in 2020 and 2021.
In 2019, the progress 8 figure of 0.12, placed the school in 8th place in the county. The positive progress 8 figure indicates that students at AGS made more progress than their peers in most other schools nationally.
The results achieved by students in Year 13 placed AGS in the top 25% of schools in England. In addition, students made outstanding progress in different areas of the curriculum and achieved results in many subjects, which resulted in AGS being placed firmly in the top 10% of schools nationally in these qualifications.
The school continues to provide a broad curriculum which includes a range of vocational qualifications and in these areas, 80% of students achieved outstanding grades of a ‘Distinction’ or ‘Distinction Star’.