We are delighted to say that the hard work of our students and staff, and the improvements we have made in teaching and learning over the last four years, has resulted in another set of outstanding GCSE and A Level results. We continue to outperform most state schools in the North East of England and on almost all key measures we have achieved the best results in the school’s history in one of the last two years.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Results: Headline Figures

Attainment2016201720182019
Attainment 8: average GCSE grade across eight subjects5.595.4356.9*53.38*
% of students achieving 9-4 in English and Maths80798076
% of students achieving 9-5 in English and MathsN/A636865
% of students entered for the English Baccalaureate46352619**
% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate39292317.8
% of students achieving 9-4 in English (Lang or Lit)848688***84***
% of students achieving 9-4 in Maths83828381
% of students achieving 9-5 in English (Lang or Lit)N/A78.579.773
% of students achieving 9-5 in MathsN/A66.670.965
Progress2016201720182019
Progress 8 Score0.320.530.640.31
Average Progress 8 Score English0.250.740.560.24
Average Progress 8 Score Maths0.440.530.650.41
Average Progress 8 Score EBacc subjects 'bucket'0.380.430.690.38
Average Progress 8 Score Open subjects 'bucket'0.180.300.580.17

* Points scoring system changed from 2018 onwards (i.e. some grades valued differently).
** Fewer students took the EBacc in 2019 based on option choices.
*** Based on best of English Language or Literature (first entry).

Student Destinations

 2016201720182019
% of students staying in education or employment after Key Stage 497949596

Key Stage 5

A Level and Level 3 BTEC/OCR Results: Headline Figures

 2016201720182019
A Level - Average Points Score Per Exam Entry36.1440.6540.9939.64
Average Grade Per Exam EntryB-BBB
A Level % of all entries A*-B61717165
Vocational - Average Points Score Per Exam Entry42.3943.0833.9135.51
Vocational - Average Grade Per Exam EntryDist*-Dist*-DistDist

Our 16 to 18 performance tables can be found on the QEHS gov.uk page (external URL). The performance tables cover progress, attainment, progress in English and maths, retention, and destinations.

Summary of GCSE, AS Level, A Level and Vocational Subject Grades

The summary of subject grades is available below:

The summaries indicate the number of students achieving each grade in each subject. These should be read with caution and not used to make comparisons between subjects because the ability levels of the students starting each course will have been different.

Performance Tables