Skip to content ↓

Exam Results - Main School

2019 (pre-Covid) GCSE Exam Results

Schools are required to continue to display 2018 to 2019 performance measures until new performance measures are published.  Given that 2019 to 2020 results were based on centre assessed grades, the Government has not published the performance measures.  Below are the figures that must be displayed, but for more information please view the Government's Performance Data here.

Progress 8 score    -0.06  (The local authority (Essex) average score for state-funded schools is -0.13)

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of Key Stage 2 and the end of Key Stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including Sciences, Computer Science, History, Geography and Languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

% of students achieving 5 or above in both English and Maths     33%

This tells you the percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and Maths GCSEs.

Attainment 8 score       44.3

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including Sciences, Computer Science, History, Geography and Languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

English Baccalaureate (EBacc) average point score (APS)        3.66

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the Science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil.

% of students entered into the EBacc         40%

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, Maths, Sciences, a Language and either History or Geography. The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

Students at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, were celebrating their GCSE examination results today with the vast majority enrolling into the school’s Sixth Form. 

Overall results were significantly higher than those of 2019, the benchmark against which the Government is using for marking this year. And the school is delighted. Students performed impressively despite the constant disruption faced during their GCSE studies.

Headteacher Daniel Leonard said: "Results days are always a stressful time for our students, but having had to deal with the disruption to their lives and their studies over the last two years, our students are finally able to celebrate their hard work and plan for their next two years of study.

"Having achieved positive results across the board there were some stand out individual and subject successes. 

"In addition to exceptionally high overall pass rates, the number of students achieving the top grades were impressive."

Top achieving students include:

Mr Leonard said in many ways this year group has suffered the most over the last few years, with numerous strikes and extra bank holidays this year not to mention the disruption to their learning throughout their studies as a result of the pandemic.

He added: "They should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved and the perseverance they have shown to achieve such wonderful results, I certainly am. 

"I’m sure the last few weeks waiting for their results has been nerve-racking and I hope that all of our students have achieved the grades they need to move on to their chosen courses in the Sixth Form or college. 

"I’m sure I speak for all of our students in thanking the staff who have helped them to achieve such fantastic results this year.”

The Sixth Form at West Hatch is well known for its excellent provision and results, extensive range of well-established A-Level and Vocational Courses, its Work Shadowing, Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and opportunities to trek and travel abroad. 

Mr Leonard said: "When our Sixth Formers leave, they take with them the confidence, skills and excellent results enabling them to compete with the best."

For more information about our Key Stage 4 results and performance data, please click here

"The school provides a calm and orderly learning environment and pupils have very positive attitudes towards their learning."

Ofsted 2018