League tables confirm TIGHS as one of the best schools in the country.

Thursday 24th January 2019
  • ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.90 – the highest value added score in the country.
  • ‘Attainment 8’ score of 67.5 – 5th highest amongst non-selective schools in the country.
  • 84% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths – ranked 7th amongst non-selective schools. 93% achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths, ranked 12th highest.
  • 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate, the 4th highest nationally and 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, ranked 9th nationally amongst non-selective schools. Nationally, around a quarter of students achieve this.
  • 63% of students with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths, ranked 5th highest nationally. Around one in ten such pupils achieve this nationally.

STATEMENT

Students and staff at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College (TIGHS) celebrated the publication of the full 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. The league tables show that students at TIGHS made progress that ranked the Sixth Form within the best top 2% of providers in the country.

Kamruddin Kothia, Chair of Trustees at Star Academies, reflected on the wider mission of the school: ‘These really are exceptional outcomes, particularly when you think about how exams are much tougher. 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 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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