Nishkam High School (NHS) has delivered its first set of GCSE examination results. The outcomes are excellent and include:
Progress 8 score: +0.97 – this score in 2016 would have placed NHS in the top 1% of all schools nationally. Indeed, it would have placed NHS eighth in the country out of a total of 6480 schools*.
Our Progress 8 score for pupils with ‘high’ prior attainment = +0.71; this result exceeds the 2016 progress performance scores of all grammar schools in the Birmingham area – schools that are comprised only of pupils with high prior attainment.
Our Progress 8 score for pupils with ‘middle’ prior attainment = +1.11; this result means that, on average, all pupils in this cohort achieved one grade higher than expected progress in all subjects.
Our Progress 8 score for pupils with ‘low’ prior attainment = +1.01; this result means that, on average, all pupils in this cohort also achieved one grade higher than expected progress in all subjects.
Attainment: Well over one in every four grades awarded this summer were either A* or A.
Percentage of overall grades at A*: 12.4% (National figure 2016: 6.5%)
Percentage of overall grades at A: 15.1%
Percentage of overall grades at A*/A: 27.5% (National figure 2016: 21.7%)
Attainment 8 score: 55.1 – this score in 2016 would have placed NHS in the top 14% of 6480 schools nationally*.
Progress 8 was introduced in 2016. It aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with similar prior attainment nationally.
Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list. Each individual grade a pupil achieves is assigned a point score, which is then used to calculate a pupil’s Attainment 8 score.
|NHS grades 9-4 %
(equivalent to grade C and above)
figure for grade C and above %
A selection of legacy GCSE results:
|Subject||A* – C %|
Individual Pupil Performances included:
Prabhmehar Rai achieved a grade ‘9’ in Mathematics, he achieved a further 8 A* grades, 1 A grade and 1 grade B
Sukhminder Bhakhad achieved a grade ‘9’ in English Literature, he achieved a further 2 A* grades, 5 A grades and 2 B grades
Simran Dhillon achieved 6 A* grades, 4 A grades and 1 B grade
Sukhpal Dillon achieved 2 A* grades, 3 A grades and 5 B grades
Kirandeep Chowlia achieved 2 A* grades, 5 A grades and 3 B grades
Dylan Chahal achieved 2 A* grades, 4 A grades and 2 B grades
Arun Dubb achieved 1 A* grade, 7 A grades and 1 B grade
Ekamroop Chaggar achieved 1 A* grade, 7 A grades and 1 B grade
Mandeep Sohal achieved 1 A* grade, 6 A grades and 3 B grades
Varinder Goray achieved 1 A* grade, 6 A grades and 3 B grades
Sarbjit Johal achieved 2 A* grades, 6 A grades and 2 B grades
Rajbir Hayre achieved 2 A* grades, 6 A grades and 2 B grades
Ramona Saul achieved 2 A* grades, 5 A grades and 3 B grades
Harveer Mathuru achieved 2 A* grades, 4 A grades and 4 B grades
Jasmeet Hunjan achieved 1 A* grade, 5 A grades and 5 B grades
Jaya Jhally achieved 1 A* grade, 5 A grades and 4 B grades
Navroop Singh achieved 1 A* grade, 6 A grades and 3 B grades
Many congratulations to all of our students on achieving such a superb set of results. Thanks, too, to all staff at Nishkam High School for their tireless work in supporting our children. Thanks, also, to the very proud parents of our Year 11 students who have provided the necessary love and guidance throughout the GCSE courses.
These results stand as testament to the positive impact that a multi faith school, focussing on a set of shared values, can have on academic achievement. We also know that by developing our children in their faith and in shared values, it has provided them with the platform to become global citizens, able to thrive within any community and serve humanity well.
We are delighted to have retained so many of our outstanding students in our Sixth Form. I know that they can lead us to new heights in our A-Level results as well as being superb role models for pupils lower down the school.