Excellent GCSEs achieved at NHSB

Nishkam High School – GCSE examination results 2017

 

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*.

(* Source: www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk)

 

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.

 

 

New GCSEs:

  NHS grades 9-4 % 

(equivalent to grade C and above) 

2016: National 

figure for grade C and above % 

English Language  82 60.2
English Literature  83 75.1
Mathematics   81 61

 

 

A selection of legacy GCSE results:

 

Subject  A* – C % 
Biology 93
Chemistry  96
Physics  95
Punjabi  100
Religious Studies  100
Geography  88
History  79
I.T.  90

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Mr Kearns

 

 

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