Students and staff at The Folkestone School for Girls can celebrate another outstanding set of results this summer at both GCSE and A level. Headline figures include;
- 99.5 % of students achieved 5 A*- C including English & Mathematics (All
- 85 students (52%) achieved 5+ A*/A Grades
- 44 students (27%) achieved 8+ A*/A grades
In combination with outstanding attainment, our consistently high Value Added and the outstanding levels of progress made by students from all starting points place us amongst the very best schools in the country year on year.
DfE Performance Tables consistently conclude that there is no statistically better performing ‘similar’ school within a 75 mile radius and rank us 1st in our unique group of 55*.
We have received SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for outstanding value added in 2013, 2014 and 15.
*Most similar schools by ability on entry where FSG is median school.
The chart below provides a brief snapshot of the outstanding results achieved this summer.
Pupils average this many
GCSE grades above similar ability peers
Pupils average this grade
across their best 8 GCSEs
The % of pupil pass
both English and Maths
|This % of pupils attain the Ebacc|
The first column in the table above is a new measure called Progress 8, which looks at the progress made by students across their best 8 GCSE subjects. This score of 0.52 signifies that on average students at The Folkestone School for Girls achieved over half a grade above expectation in each of their best 8 GCSE subjects.
The second column is also a new measure called Attainment 8, which looks at the average grade attained across the same 8 subjects.
Combined they illustrate that students at The Folkestone School for Girls achieve significantly better results than students of similar ability nationally.
At The Folkestone School for Girls students achieve A- on average. Similar ability students nationally would achieve an average GCSE grade of B+.
Further guidance on progress 8 can be found here
Sixth form results see students continue to progress at A level – building, yet further, on the outstanding results they have already achieved at GCSE.
Over half the grades achieved were at A*/B with 1 in 5 grades being awarded an A*/A grading.
|A*- B Grades||54%|
Students leave the school with an outstanding portfolio of academic qualifications. They are well qualified, well rounded young women and are well equipped for varied, fulfilling careers.
The outstanding results achieved are testament to the hard work of students, the professionalism and dedication of staff, the continuing support of parents and the guidance and direction of governors. They further cement an already enviable reputation, locally and nationally, for delivering consistently outstanding academic results.
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