Highfields has maintained its position among Wolverhampton’s top schools for both attainment and student progress in provisional league tables published last week, based on 2019 exam results.
The provisional tables have been released following another record-breaking set of GCSE results for the school, which saw 80% of students achieving a standard pass (Grade 4 or above) in both English and Maths. A total of 51% of students achieved at least one 9-7 grade, with 31% of students attaining three or more 9-7 grades.
This year’s attainment has been particularly strong with 55.4% of Highfields students achieving a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in both English and Maths - second only to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School.
Attainment 8 and Progress 8 - which mark students’ progress and achievements over eight GCSE subjects - are among the headline measures now used to calculate official school league table positions.
Highfields achieved an Attainment 8 score of 52.1 out of 80, putting it in third position of the city’s schools in this category, whilst our Progress 8 score of 0.38 is well above the national average and among the city’s top five schools.
Progress 8 looks at the advances a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school, comparing students’ results with the achievements of other youngsters with the same prior attainment.
Headteacher, Mr Graham Tate, said: “We are delighted that the provisional league tables, based on our 2019 exam results, show such a strong picture in terms of performance.
“As always, it is testament to the hard work of our students and staff over many years, especially the tough months leading up to exams. Congratulations to them all for this achievement.”