League tables confirm TIGHS as one of the best schools in the country
Thursday 12th October 2017
- ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.82 – the highest value added score in the country.
- ‘Attainment 8’ score of 64.3 – one of the highest scores in the country.
- 81% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths – one of the highest amongst non-selective schools. 92% achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths.
- 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate, over 50 percentage points higher than the national average.
- One of the best schools in the country for results by students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with low prior achievement from primary school.
- 75% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths. Nationally, around a quarter of students achieve this.
- 71% of students with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths. Around 7% achieve this nationally.
Students and staff at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College (TIGHS) celebrated the publication of the interim school league tables today, which places the school as one of the highest achieving in the country.
In the headline ‘Progress 8’ Score, TIGHS achieved the highest value-added in the country for the second year running and the third time in four years. ‘Progress 8’ is the Government’s main performance measure and reflects the value that schools add to the progress of students compared to their peers of similar prior ability across the country.
81% of students at the school achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths, while 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve grades 9-5 in English and Maths as well as grades A*-C in two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, around a fifth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
This was the first year when new tougher exams in English and Maths – assessed using a 9-1 grading system – were completed by students across the country. A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is regarded as a ‘standard pass’.
The Government also confirmed that TIGHS is ranked one of the highest in the country for results by students with low prior achievement at primary school. 71% of students from with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths at TIGHS. Nationally, only 7% of students achieve this result.
Government figures also reported that TIGHS is one of the best schools in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those living in low-income households or who are in care. Three quarters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths at TIGHS. Nationally, only a quarter of such students achieve this result.
(Mufti) Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Tauheedul Education Trust which runs the school, explained: ‘As exams became much tougher this year, the Government figures show that we are continuing to achieve amazing results with our students – regardless of their prior ability and background. What’s really impressive is that some of our most vulnerable learners – those who have performed poorly at primary school and those who are in care or from low-income families – have achieved so well. That shows how we are really transforming lives.’
In addition to the excellent outcomes at GCSE, students also achieved fantastic A Level results this summer – with 100% of students achieving 3 A Levels at grades A*-C and 86% of vocational students achieving at least a ‘DDD’ Distinction grade in the Extended Diploma.
Kamruddin Kothia, Chair of Trustees at Tauheedul Education Trust, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the Trust: ‘These really are exceptional outcomes, particularly considering the incredibly challenging new exams this year. Our parents, staff and students deserve huge credit for their efforts. As well as securing the best exam results, we want the young women and men in our schools to forge an excellent character, be responsible citizens within their communities and develop a strong passion for serving others.’
The academic achievements are part of several accolades the girls’ school has received over the past few years.
In January 2017, the Government confirmed that students make more progress at TIGHS than any other school in the country, using a new measure called ‘Progress 8’. They also reported that, for the fifth successive year, TIGHS is one of the best schools in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In March 2014, the school was given an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors, the third time in a row that the school has received the highest accolade. In their inspection report, Ofsted praised ‘exceptional progress’ and ‘outstanding leadership’ at the school.
Added By: Tauheedul Girls | Date Added: 12th Oct 2017 | Posted In: Latest News