Exam Results

Awarding of Grades 2021

Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, students will not be sitting formal examinations this summer and instead will receive grades based on teacher assessment. Each grade will take into account a range of evidence from a variety of assessments related to the programme of study.

Further information on the topic content being assessed can be found in each qualification’s “Assessment Profile” (below). This is the evidence that each qualification will use to determine grades this summer and student’s should use these profiles to help focus their revision in preparation for these assessments.”

Awarding of Grades KS4 2021
Awarding of Grades KS5 2021

Letters and Policies for Parents 2021

Letter for Parents July 2021 - Results, Resits & Appeals
Resits & Appeals Guidance – Summer 2021

HLHS Centre Policy Summer 2021
Letter for parents May 2021 - Year 11
Letter for parents May 2021 - Year 12
Letter for parents May 2021 - Year 13

Public Health Exams Guidance 2021

In order to ensure that students can be assessed in the safest manner possible Holly Lodge High School is complying public health guidance regarding the safe running of examinations for all internal and external assessments.

You can find more information regarding this guidance below:

Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021

Results at Key Stage 4

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 (Separate Science, Computer Science, Geography, History and Languages).

Open Subjects;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

2019 - 2020

Last academic year grades were awarded at Key Stage 4 & 5 using Centre Assessed Grades (teacher predictions) or calculated results (in vocational courses).

As a consequence, these grades are not comparable to previous years.

Key Stage 4

Year Eng & Maths
Eng & Maths
Attainment 8 Progress 8*
2020 50.7% 27.6% 63.1% 58.6% 9% 41.89 +0.15

*estimated using national collaborated data

Key Stage 5

Attainment 2020
Progress Academic +0.50
Progress General Applied +0.67
Attainment Academic AV PT Score = 34.69 Grade = C+
Attainment—Vocational 35.22
Attainment Applied General Av Pt Score = 35.22 Grade = Distinction
Attainment Vocational Tech N/A

2018 - 2019

We have had excellent performances from both individual pupils and across many subject areas with a record number of high grades. For example two of our top scoring students from 2019 gained an average grade of an 8 (old A*) across all subjects taken and have now joined our ever growing sixth form. We would like to congratulate students and staff for their efforts and parents for their continued support.

Year Eng & Maths
Eng & Maths
Attainment 8 Progress 8
2018 42% 21% 61% 52% 4% 38.0 -0.14
2019 Unvalidated 40% -21% 62% 46% 5% 37.3 -0.59

Congratulations and Well Done!

Results at Key Stage 5

Holly Lodge is going from strength to strength with another improving set of year 13 GCE and BTEC results. Students and their families are celebrating the schools best ever ‘A’ level results. With the average A level grade rising for the fourth year in a row. Many congratulations go to all our students, special commendations go to Theodora Mildred Assan Sackey who, having arrived in the UK only two years ago and completing subjects in her second language is now off to study Pharmacy at Reading University. Navid Amir with his grade A’s in Maths and Art and a C in Physics will study Aeronautical Engineering at The University of Loughborough. Ayesha Islam achieved grades A* in Psychology, A in Sociology and a Distinction in Health and Social care is going on to a Social Science degree at The University of Birmingham. Many other students also gained excellent results with 99% of the students from our 2017-18 cohort either going onto a university course or into an apprenticeship position.

Progress & Attainment

Attainment 2017 2018 Unvalidated 2019
Progress Academic -0.02 -0.08 1.34
Progress General Applied 0.74 -0.12 0.76
Attainment Academic Av Pt Score = 23.5 Grade = D+ Av Pt Score = 27.2 Grade = C- Av Pt Score = 31.2 Grade = C
Attainment—Vocational 45.2 25.8 31.2
Attainment Applied General Av Pt Score = 46.3 Grade = Distinction*- Av Pt Score = 25.8 Grade = Merit- Av Pt Score = 31.48 Grade = Distinction
Attainment Vocational Tech Av Pt Score = 43.24 Grade = Distinction *- N/A N/A
English GCSE progress 0.0 1.0 Num
Maths GCSE Progress 0.88 0.38 Num


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