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    This week: ‘Well Above Average’ in DFE Performance Tables, Dramstock.

     

     

    Camden School for Girls ‘Well Above Average’ in DFE Performance Tables

    You may have read about the DFE School Performance Tables, which were published this week.

    We were delighted to see our students’ hard work in their 2017 GCSEs recognized with a Progress 8 measure of +0.65, placing the school in the top 10% of schools nationally. And disadvantaged students performed exceptionally well, with a Progress 8 score of 0.4, placing their achievement also in the top 10% of state schools.

     

    What is Progress 8?

    This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

     

    Who are the disadvantaged pupils?

    Disadvantaged pupils are those who were eligible for free school meals at any time during the last 6 years and children looked after (in the care of the local authority for a day or more or who have been adopted from care).

     

    Another measure is Attainment 8, and our overall score there is 63.5 (national 44.6), and 53.6 (national non-disadvantaged 49.8) for disadvantaged students. So, once again, disadvantaged students at CSG out-performed non-disadvantaged students nationally.

     

    What is Attainment 8?

    Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including Sciences, Computer Science, History, Geography and Languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

     

    We are absolutely delighted with these results, and very proud our hard-working and intellectually curious students. They were brilliantly taught by their teachers and very well-supported by their parents. Congratulations to all!

     

    Dramstock

    Many thanks, once again, to Royston Deitch and CASCA for another fabulous Dramstock concert on Friday 26 January. The event raises money to support the performing arts in Camden School for Girls, and it also provides a wonderful showcase for our talented students, staff and parents.

    See Royston’s article for more details, and many thanks to Royston for his excellent photographs of the performers.

     

    Dramstock Gallery

     

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
    Headteacher