Exam Results

Results at Key Stage 4

Once again, despite the volatility and drop in GCSE results nationally, Holly lodge has yet again raised many of its headline figures in 2017.

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are two measures that schools will be judged against.They are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced
curriculum at KS4.

Progress 8 is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Three other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages).

Three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBacc subjects, or can be any other GCSE or approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.

Attainment 8 is the students' average achievement across these eight subjects. From 2016, the floor standard will be based on schools' results on the Progress 8 measure. Holly lodge is performing above the floor target with a draft figure that indicates that we are yet again one of the highest performing schools for the progress 8 result in Sandwell.

We have had excellent performances from both individual pupils and across all subject areas.This represents another great set of results for Holly Lodge and we would like to congratulate students and staff for their exceptional efforts and parents for their continued support.

Attainment 8


Progress 8


Eng & Maths (9-4)


Eng & Maths (9-5)


Ebacc (9-5)


38.4 0.0 44% 21% 7%

Congratulations and Well Done!

Results at Key Stage 5

Holly Lodge is going from strength to strength with another excellent set of year 12 & 13 BTEC and GCE results in 2017. Students at Holly Lodge are celebrating their best ever ‘A’ level and Vocational BTEC results. The school results have improved year on year since the opening of the 6th form. Many congratulations go to all our students, special commendations go to Arjun Virk achieved an A* in Mathematics, an A in Chemistry and a B in Physics. He is now going to study Mathematical Economics & Statistics at Birmingham University, Jivara Kareem who achieved 1 B and 2 Distinction*’s will study Sociology at The University of Birmingham. Satvir Bhamra achieved 2 B Grades and 1 C Grade and is going on to study Mechanical Engineering at The University of Birmingham and Nayla Zarin who achieved 1 B Grade and 2 Distinctions and is going on to Aston University to study Law. Many other students also gained excellent results at A Level and in particular a high number of Distinction*’s at BTEC Level 3, allowing them to study the courses of their choice at Universities around the country.

Progress & Attainment

Progress and Attainment 2016 Unvalidated 2017
Progress Academic -0.19 0.02
Progress General Applied 0.36 0.74
Attainment Academic Av Pt Score = 23.3 Grade = D+ Av Pt Score = 23.5 Grade = D+
Attainment—Vocational 43.62 45.2
Attainment Applied General Av Pt Score = 40.2 Grade = Distinction + Av Pt Score = 46.3 Grade = Distinction*-
Attainment Vocational Tech Av Pt Score = 47.03 Grade = Distinction * Av Pt Score = 43.24 Grade = Distinction *-
English GCSE progress 1.75 0.0
Maths GCSE Progress 0.73 0.88


2014 (%) 2015 (%)
Overall Retention 77.2 76.8
In Year Retention 95.9 97%
Y12 Retention 95.1 94.9
Transition Retention 83.3 80.3


Destinations 2013 2014 2015
Education/ Employment/Training 78% 87% 89%
UK Higher Institution 68% 79% 74%

You can find more information about these performance measures in the 16 to 19 accountability headline measures guidance the 16 to 19 accountability headline measures