The Performance Tables gives information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

Longbenton’s Performance Table can be found using the following link: http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=108645

Please be aware that the information used currently is unvalidated data and that when the school’s actual results are used it will mean that our Progress 8 score is deemed to be Average and Close to National Averages.

Exam Results August 2016

There was much to celebrate amongst students, staff and parents as the last ever cohort of students collected their exam results from Longbenton Community College in August 2016.

Our raw results show an A8 figure of 4.68, a P8 figure of –0.20 (with an Upper confidence interval of -0.02 and lower of -0.38) and 61.3% of students having C+ grades in both English and maths.

However, these results include a small number of Year 11 students who are part of our additionally resourced provision, the Melrose Centre, for students with ASD and SLD/MLD.

Disaggregating these results means that a very pleasing 62.1% of Year 11 students attained at least a C grade in both English and maths. The Attainment 8 score, one of the government’s new key statistics, was 47.5 which shows that the average GCSE grade for all students across all of their subjects was grade C.  While attainment is important progress measures show just how much impact we have made as a school form pupils leaving primary school to taking GCSE.  In English 86% made good progress, once more well above national averages, while in maths the figure was 67%, well up on last year. The within school deprivation attainment gaps closed quite significantly, meaning that all of our students, regardless of background, have achieved well.  The Progress 8 score of -0.18 has an Upper Confidence Interval of +0.01 and Lower of -0.36.

In Summary:

We are very pleased with how well Year 11 have done and have welcomed back a very able cohort into Year 12 to study A levels.  We wish all of our former Year 11 students well for their future; they have so much to offer both in terms of qualifications and as young people ready to take their place in society.

At A level our average points per entry was 29.32 which is equivalent to a C grade.  The pass rate for A Level was over 94% and, at time of writing, well over 90% of Year 13 students who applied through UCAS have secured their university place with that figure likely to rise above 95% once those remaining students have been through clearing.

At AS Level the pass rate from our Year 12 students was 95% with 38% of entries being at least a B grade; a very encouraging start to post 16 study.

All of our Year 10 students took a GCSE exam in a subject they chose to take early and results from them were very encouraging and excellent preparation for the rigours of GCSE at the end of Year 11.

Well done to all of our students who worked so hard for these important exams and to their parents and teachers for all of the support they provided. The challenge for the new Year 11 and 13 is to match or better that success.  We believe that they will as they have enormous potential that we as a school will help them fulfil.

Destinations

The most recently published destinations data always has quite a lag to it and in 2013/14 of 2012/13 KS4 pupils

Overall education, employment, or training - 92%. which is in line with national average.

School held data for more recent cohorts shows that this figure has been improved upon with the current figure for those in education, employment, or training form Year 11 of 2016 being about 98%.

Key Stage 5

School held data for Year 13 students in 2016 showed:

42 at university, 8 in Further Education including Foundation Degrees, 9 in Employment / Apprenticeships, 3 have returned to Year 14 while the destination of 2 is students are currently unknown.

This would have the number in overall education, employment, or training - 97%. Above national average.