GCSE Results 2016

Excited students gathered at the Park School on Thursday 25th August 2016 to collect their GCSE examination results. These results are the culmination of five years’ hard work by students with the support of teachers, school staff and their families.

This is a significant period of change for the education system with new Key Stage 2 tests, new GCSE’s being introduced and new measures in the ‘league tables’ for schools.  The new secondary performance measures are based on students gaining 8 good GCSE grades.  

We are delighted with the examination results for Park School.  Students have been richly rewarded for their hard work and effort.  At the start of the year governors set an ambitious target for the new Progress 8 measure and we have surpassed this.

This year we have seen significant improvements in progress for English, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, History and Geography; with our consistently high performing Mathematics department, all the core academic subjects that make up the new EBacc measure have achieved excellent results. We have also seen improvements in the creative and Performing Arts subjects; Music, Drama, Art, Textiles and Product Design.

More pleasingly, it was great to see so many students excited and proud of their achievements.  This year the 11 highest performing students earned between them 125 GCSE’s graded at A* or A. 

We are in a fantastic position to start the new term, with several new key appointments supporting our continuing journey of excellence.


  • Progress 8 score = -0.19
  • Attainment 8 score = 50
  • percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and maths = 55%
  • percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography) = 19%
  • student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study) = 95%

Link to our 2016 GCSE Results Percentage Summary 

Link to our latest Examinations Policy

Link to the DFE School Performance Table

Link to Update regarding important changes to education