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Exam Results & Performance Tables

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are based on students’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, up to three subjects from the Ebacc list, and students’ three highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

The English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, is a measure of how many students achieve a good GCSE pass in six core academic subjects: English, maths, history or geography, combined science (which counts as two passes) and a language. In addition, students must take both English language and literature, although they only need a grade 5+ (new GCSEs) in one of them.

In 2017, the EBacc pass grade was either C (old GCSE marking scheme) or 5 (new GCSE marking scheme). However, league tables will also report the number of students who pass at a grade 4 and above.

Our progress 8 score is a retrospective measure from legacy curriculum and historic leadership decisions. Our progress 8 score in 2017 was -0.36 and attainment 8 score was 37.35. Only 16% of all students were entered into the full EBacc curriculum with 10% achieving a grade C (5 for English and maths) or above in English, maths, a language, two sciences (combined science counts as two) and either geography or history. 8% achieved the English Baccalaureate. 25% of students achieved a strong pass (grade of 5 or higher) in English and maths.

Students are now expected to follow an EBACC curriculum and we anticipate improved results as we continue to focus on excellent teaching and progress for all abilities which will help students to achieve their full potential.

The latest Department for Education performance tables for our school can be found by accessing the link below.



Latest Exam Results

GCSE results

Results 1

2017 Year 11 Destinations 2017:

AGS Cohort 243 on School Roll

All accounted for with 100% placed with offers - September guarantee met


Unknown 0%

AGS 6th form - 39%

FE - 35% (Notre Dame, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building, Leeds College of Music, Leeds College of Art, UTC)

Other School 6th Form - 4%

Apprenticeships/Traineeships - 22%


A Level

A Level exam results for 2017 show that 98% of Allerton Grange Sixth Form students achieved a pass rate. In 85% of A Level subjects students secured a 100% pass rate, including English, Maths, Biology, French, German, History, Law and many others.

The average A Level and academic grade was C-, compared with C+ nationally. The progress score for A Level students is -0.04.

The progress score for applied general qualifications, or vocational qualification, was -0.93. The average result was Merit+, the national average was Distinction. There were less than 5 students entered for technical qualifications and therefore there are no scores or grades to report.

Students studying English GCSE re-sits have made 0.33 progress, compared to -0.02 nationally. Students studying maths made 0 progress, which is the same as the national average.

99% of students have secured appropriate pathways for next year, with the vast majority attending the university of their choice. A number have taken up Russell Group University places, with local universities being a popular choice for many.


Year 12 Destinations 2017:

AGS Cohort 115 on School Roll

  • NEET - 0%
  • Other School - 0%
  • 6th Form College - 15%
  • Apprenticeships/Traineeships - 21%
  • Continuing in AGS 6th Form - 64%

Year 13 Destinations:

AGS Cohort 105 on School Roll

  • NEET - 0%
  • Unknown - 0%
  • Higher Education - 89.5% (This includes Gap year students with deferred entry & HE Apprenticeship opportunities with off the job training at University)
  • Extra year at AGS - 2%
  • Apprenticeship - 4.5% (FE vocational)
  • FE College - 4%

Further Breakdown of Higher Education Progression from our Year 13 Leavers

  • Higher Education progression stayed relatively the same as last year's leavers from Year 13 in 2016 (90%-89.5%)
  • 83% secured places at their 1st or 2nd HE UCAS institution/course choice
  • 94% secured their chosen pathway, either HE or Apprenticeship or Job with training
  • As expected, 80% of students stayed locally for their HE provision compared to 61% last year. Most students expressed an intention to stay locally this year as they were mostly from low income homes and were worried about being able to cope with very small maintenance loans.
  • 10% secured additional HE funding via Bursaries & Scholarships - (vocational areas - Law, Accounting, Engineering and ICT)Numbers of students applying for Allied Health professions are still on the rise despite the lack of NHS bursaries being available

2017-18 AGS Current Sixth Form on roll data

  • 66 Year 12 students are Level 3, A level students
  • 41 Level 2 Access students
  • 13 Cambridge Technical Sports students with Farsley Celtic
  • 72 Year 13 students



New GCSE Grading 

Ofqual have introduced a new grading structure from 2017 for English and Maths, with other subjects following from 2018. Grades will be awarded from 1 to 9 rather than the old A* - G system. Although they are not directly equivalent, grade 4 and above is equal to grade C and above, the widely used benchmark for further education providers and employers. Under the new structure, it is more difficult to achieve the highest grade of 9 which now includes some work that was previously taught at A Level.

43% of students achieved grades C or above (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths.

10% of students achieved the EBacc qualification

Maths had a progress 8 score of 0.04 and English 0.00, revealing progress at least in line with national averages.

Modern Foreign Languages are in the top 5% of the country for students' VA scores.

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