Highfields has maintained its position among Wolverhampton’s top schools for both attainment and student progress in the latest performance tables.
Progress 8 and Attainment 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 recorded an Attainment 8 score of 50.7 out of 80, putting it in third position of the city’s schools in this category, whilst our Progress 8 score of 0.26 is 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.
The league tables have also taken into account the fact that 56% of Highfields students achieved a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in English and Maths - second only to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School.
Headteacher, Mr Graham Tate, said: “We are delighted to have maintained our position among the best schools in Wolverhampton for both progress and attainment. 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.
“Our current Year 11 students are already working hard in preparation for this year’s exams to maintain these excellent academic standards.”
Highfields celebrated another successful year of GCSE results in 2018, with 25 students achieving the highest Grade 9 rating, which is equivalent to an A** under the old grading system. In addition, an exceptional six students achieved three or more GCSE Grade 9s, placing them among the country’s elite.
Prior to 2017, the key metric of performance tables was the percentage of students achieving grade C or higher in five GCSE subjects, including English and maths.