The Folkestone School for Girls has an enviable reputation and established history of outstanding academic results. In combination with outstanding attainment, the outstanding levels of progress made by students from all starting points place us amongst the very best schools in the country year on year. It is with this in mind that The Folkestone School for Girls finds itself in a position to again report on another set of stunning results for Summer 2020

Students in 2020 received Centred Assessed Grades at GCSE, A Level and BTEC. Ofqual had consulted on and implemented a standardisation process for exam results this summer, but the system has resulted in too many inconsistent and unfair outcomes, and the Government and Ofqual agreed to revert to centre assessment grades, which are the grades which schools and colleges assessed students were most likely to have achieved, had exams gone ahead. This was deemed to be the fairest approach to avoid some students receiving grades that did not reflect their prior performance.

GCSE – 173 students

Threshold

2017

2018

2019

2020

Students achieving a 4+ in both English & Maths

96%

96%

98%

99%

Students achieving a 5+ in both English & Maths

76%

77%

82%

85%

Students achieving 5+ A*-C (Inc Maths & English 4+)

96%

95%

98%

99%

Students achieving the Ebacc*

64%

57%

59%

51%

* The Ebacc consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Geography or History AND a Modern Foreign Language. Not all students had elected to study this particular combination of subjects.

The Folkestone School for Girls can once again claim outstanding success, achieving an estimated P8 score of 0.96 which places us amongst the very best schools (top 14% of schools) in the country as is shown on DfE Performance Tables – placing The Folkestone School for Girls ‘well above average’. This would be a significant achievement in isolation, but The Folkestone School for Girls has achieved ‘well above average’ consistently since the P8 measure was introduced. A P8 score of 0.96 is equivalent to nearly all GCSEs taken achieving a whole grade above reasonable expectation.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

0.54

0.51

0.66

0.43

0.76

0.96

* Although we have calculated a Progress 8 score for the 2020 results, it should be noted that this is based on the 2019 Attainment 8 estimates.

Sixth Form – 128 students

Girls have built, further, on the outstanding progress they have made at GCSE to achieve strongly at A level with almost half of all grades achieved at A*/A and two thirds at A*/B.

Threshold

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Pass rate

99%

99%

98%

94%

99%

100%

A*/A grades

18%

19%

23%

32%

30%

44%

A*-B grades

51%

54%

52%

54%

51%

66%


Students leave the school with an outstanding portfolio of academic qualifications. They are well qualified, well rounded young women and are well equipped for varied, fulfilling careers.

The outstanding results achieved are testament to the hard work of students, the professionalism and dedication of staff, the continuing support of parents and the guidance and direction of governors. They further cement The Folkestone School for Girls’ already enviable reputation, locally and nationally, for delivering consistently outstanding academic results.

 

Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125