Exam Information & Results

GCSE RESULTS ARE CHANGING


GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.

In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students

To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google "ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.

Information for candidates re the use of social media click here

Best results ever in 2016!!!

GCSE Exam Success

The results from our Year 11 of 2016 are the strongest yet in the school’s 60 year history, breaking all previous records and setting a trend that shows that our students surpass expectation at The Stonehenge School.  

Whilst GCSE results were reporting at dropping across the country, we have been able to work against this to ensure the greatest success and future for our students, out-performing similar schools across the County, placing us as one of the strongest schools in the area.

Our top performing students included our Head boy Liam Pardoe with a stunning 8 A*s and 4As, Aaron Stewart with 7 A*s and 5 Bs, Thomas Mearns with 4 A*s and 4 As, Millie Howden with 3 A*s, 5 As and 3 Bs.

69% of students gained C and above in both Maths and English, with outstanding rates of progress being made in each of these key subjects as shown below.

In terms of the new progress measure called Progress 8 (which measures the amount of progress made by a student in Ebacc subjects such as English, Maths, science, history, geography and MfL, plus their other option subjects) we scored an average of +0.4. This means that on average each student achieved half a grade above their target in each of their subjects, showing the strength of a wide, varied curriculum across the school.

Percentage of students making expected progress in English

 

Percentage of students making expected progress in Maths

 

SUPA - Teacher Training at The Stonehenge School

Click here to take a look at What SUPA has to offer.

The Stonehenge School offers a range of opportunities and experiences for those who wish to join the profession. We provide a highly supportive environment, with a well-organised training programme that has helped many successful students to enter into the world of teaching. We view this as a highly important part of what we do as a school in supporting the future of education in the local area. 

There’s never been a better time to train to be a teacher.

Teacher training is better, more varied and more targeted at the needs of the young teacher than ever before. And when you do qualify salaries are attractive - average starting salary is around £23K and a Head can earn as much as £113K.

Good teachers are in demand and there are excellent employment prospects; 9 out of 10 new teachers, who want to teach, found teaching jobs in the first 12 months.

No other profession gives you the opportunity to share the passion you have for your subject with so many people, so often.

And teaching offers the chance to take on responsibility early in your career. 

There are two main routes that are offered at The Stonehenge School for teacher training:

Provider lead

This is a conventional PGCE course based at one of the local universities with placements available at The Stonehenge School. We have links of this nature with several higher education establishments and if this is the route you are interested in you should apply directly to the University of your choice.

School Direct

The Stonehenge School is involved in partnerships with other local schools and the University of Southampton in providing non-salaried School Direct teacher training placements. We are involved in the SUPA (Southampton University Partnership Alliance) Salisbury alliance and offer training in a wide variety of subjects each year.

Please use the following link for the SUPA teaching alliance where more information about the course structure and the schools involved in the partnership can be found – www.supa.biz

 Applying for a place 

For September 2016 the alliance will be providing places for the following subjects. Applications can be made via the UCAS website using the following codes: 

 

Provider name

Provider

Name of training programme

CODE

Training Location

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Computing

2VHH

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

English

2VHJ

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Mathematics

2PS5

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Physics

2PS6

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Chemistry

2PS7

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Physical Education

2PS8

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

History

2PS9

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Geography

2PSB

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Biology

2VHG

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Modern Languages

2VHK

Main Site

Course Structure

This training programme is similar in structure to the provider-led PGCE course at the University. The main difference will be the attachment each trainee will make with their home school which will involve an initial three weeks of induction and a guaranteed second placement. The content of the training year is broken down as follows:

Term 1

In September trainees will spend approximately three weeks following an induction programme in their home school. This should afford opportunities to visit local primary schools and gain 6th Form experience, as well as gaining an understanding of the systems and functions of the home school. Trainees will then attend approximately two weeks initial training in the University. This will be followed by the rest of the term in their second placement school as well as attending University training days.

Terms 2 and 3

In January, trainees will attend the University for further training for approximately two weeks and will then begin their teaching placement in their home school. They will remain there until the end of June whilst they complete a personalised programme. 

During this time, trainees will return to the University from time to time for regular training days. 

There is a wide range of contrasting schools within the alliance which ensure a broad experience.  For more specific questions and details of bursaries available please contact

schooldirectadmissions@soton.ac.uk

You are welcome to visit our school and this can be arranged by emailing Jo Hockley at hockleyj@stonehenge.wilts.sch.uk

You can keep up to date with upcoming train to teach events and latest information by following us on Twitter SupaTeachers @supateacherITT