We are delighted to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the students at Durham Johnston. We also want to acknowledge the support given by our teachers and parents. Exam success is always based upon team work. Good results also open doors for students and allow them to take their next steps into further education, employment or additional training. Whilst students get their results at 16 and 18, their success is based upon 5 or 7 years of planning from when they join the school aged 11.  

 

GCSE & A LEVEL EXAM RESULTS: 2019

Durham Johnston has a history of academic success. We work effectively with students and parents and this is reflected in our most recent GCSE and A level results.

At GCSE: 

  • 78% of students achieved grades 4-9 in English and Maths
  • 64% of students achieved grades 5-9 in English and Maths
  • A large number of our students made significant progress, with the overall Progress score being +0.20
  • 84% of GCSE grades were awarded 4-9
  • 36% of GCSE grades were awarded 7-9
  • A large number of our students achieved excellent grades with average attainment of 5.59
  • 40% of our students were entered for the Ebacc, with an average attainment score per grade of 5.21

GCSE Results: Headline Figures 2016-2018

 

2017

2018

2019

Average Attainment

5.3

5.7

5.6

Percentage of English and Maths graded 4 to 9 (Standard Pass)

76%

85%

78%

Percentage of English and Maths graded 5 to 9 (Good Pass)

N/A

66%

64%

Average Progress 8 

-0.01

+0.28

+0.20

 

At A Level: 

  • 20% of A level grades were awarded A*
  • 51% of A level grades were awarded A or A*
  • 76% of A Level grades were awarded A* to B.
  • 92% of A Level grades were awarded A* to C.
  • 33% of students achieved 3+ A*/A grades. 
  • A large number of students made progress, with an average progress score of +0.28
  • Students achieved an average attainment Average Grade B+.

A Level Results 2014-2018

 

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 

A * Grades awarded

17%

18%

17%

16%

17%

20%

A*/A Grades awarded

49%

44%

47%

44%

46%

51%

A*-B grades awarded

73%

78%

76%

77%

74%

76%

A*-C grades awarded

91%

91%

94%

91%

91%

92%

A*-E grades awarded

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

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* We haven’t included data from 2020. Those results were based upon Centre Assessed Grades and our students were very successful, with a record number joining our 6th form and going on to further education, employment or training. GCSE and A results both highlighted an improvement on 2019 results, but as those results were not moderated and marked externally we felt it inappropriate to include them in any year on year comparison. The key thing from 2020 is that so many of our students have moved on successfully during a very difficult period nationally.