League tables confirm TIGHS as one of the best schools in the country
Tuesday 16th October 2018
- ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.91 – the highest value added score in the country.
- ‘Attainment 8’ score of 6.8 – one of the highest scores in the country.
- 84% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths – one of the highest amongst non-selective schools. 93% achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths.
- 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate, over 50 percentage points higher than the national average. The average grade in English Baccalaureate subjects was 6.5.
- One of the best schools in the country for results by students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with low prior achievement from primary school.
- 73% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths. Nationally, around a quarter of students achieve this.
- 63% of students with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths. Around one in ten such pupils 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 third year running and the fourth time in five 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.
84% of students at the school achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths, while 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate. The average grade in English Baccalaureate subjects was 6.5.
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, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
This was the first year when new tougher exams in important subjects such as Science, Languages, History and Geography – 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 considered a ‘standard pass’. Tougher exams in English and Maths were introduced a year earlier.
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. 63% of students from with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths at TIGHS. Nationally, only 11% of such 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. Almost 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 Star Academies which runs the school, explained: ‘As exams became much tougher in several subjects 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 results in the Sixth Form this summer – with 99% of A Levels completed at A*-C, over half of A Levels completed at A*-A and 85% of vocational students achieving at least a ‘DDD’ Distinction grade in the Extended Diploma.
Kamruddin Kothia, Chair of Trustees at Star Academies, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the Trust: ‘These really are exceptional outcomes, particularly considering the incredibly challenging new exams. Our loyal and dedicated parents, staff and students are amazing and they are the bedrock of what we achieve each year. However, it is not just about exam results. We want our young women at TIGHS and all young people to develop exemplary character, have a strong moral core and commit passionately to serving others.’
The academic achievements are part of several accolades the girls’ school has received over the past few years.
In January 2018, 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 sixth 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. The school has also been recognised by the School, Students and Teachers’ (SSAT) network for its exceptional outcomes.
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.
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