Ducklings our Early Years Reception class

Ducklings our Early Years Reception class

Ducklings’ charity work - Spring 2017.
We had a visit from the lifeboat team in Swanage to find out about how they help us and how we can keep ourselves safe at the seaside.

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St Mark’s CE Primary School,
High Street,
Swanage,
Dorset,
BH19 2PH

Telephone: 01929 422949
E-Mail: office@stmarksswanage.dorset.sch.uk

St Mark’s Primary Key Stage 2 Results 2018 (Provisional)

All of Reading, Writing & Maths: In 2018, 55% of Year 6 students achieved the expected standard (or above). This is a significant increase of 32% from 2017 and 9% less than the national average of 64%.

All of Reading, Writing & Maths: In 2018, 7% of students achieved a higher standard in all of Reading, Writing & Maths. This is an increase of 7% from 2017 and 3% lower than the national average of 10%.

Reading: An increase of 7% from 2017 at the expected standard (and above) and 13% lower than the national average. An increase in the average scaled score from 100 to 102, lower than the national average of 105. A significant increase in progress from -1.6 to +3.7.

Writing: A significant increase of 22% from 2017 at the expected standard (and above) and 8% higher than the national average. Scaled Scores are not awarded as Writing is teacher assessed and not a test. A significant increase in progress from -1.7 to +2.0.

Maths: A significant increase of 40% from 2017 at the expected standard (and above) and equal to the national average. A significant increase in the average scaled score from 98 to 104 and equal to the national average. A significant increase in progress from -6.9 to 1.2.

2017

Year 6

2018

Year 6

School
Difference
2017 to 2018

National 2018

% of students
achieving the
expected
standard or
above

All of Reading,
Writing & Maths

23

55

+32

64

Reading Test

55

62

+7

75

Writing Teacher
Assessment

64

86

+22

78

Maths Test

36

76

+40

76

Average
Scaled
Score

Reading Test

100

102

+2

105

Maths Test

98

104

+6

104

Average
Progress
Score

Reading Test

-5.3

-1.6

+3.7

Not yet
available

Writing Teacher
Assessment

-1.7

2.0

+3.7

Maths Test

-6.9

1.2

+8.1

An explanation of Key Stage 2 Results

School Performance Tables
Each year, the UK Government publishes information about how schools have performed compared to other schools. Information is published in December for Primary Schools and January for Secondary Schools. These are called Performance Tables and contain information about Attainment and Progress. The Government sets national minimum expected standards for attainment and progress called Floor Standards. Please click here to access the latest DFE School Performance Tables 2017 Once Performance Tables are published for 2018, a link will be added here for both St Marks. Please note that information is never published that relates to individual students.

Attainment
At its simplest, attainment is a result, for example, a Scaled Score of 105 in the Key Stage 2 Reading Test. Results are also grouped together to provide school averages, for example, the percentage of students who achieved the nationally expected standard in Reading at the end of Year 6. A Scaled Score of 100 in the Reading Test and in the Maths Test at the end of Key Stage 2 is the minimum expected standard for Year 6 students. Students achieving a Scaled Score of 110 or more are working at a higher standard. Scores are not awarded for Writing Teacher Assessment, therefore, students are assessed as either achieving the expected standard in Writing (including working at greater depth within the expected standard) or not.

Progress
Progress compares test and teacher assessment results over time e.g. how much progress a student makes from the end of Year 2 to the end of Year 6. If two students achieved similar Key Stage 2 Results, but the first student did less well at Key Stage 1, this student would be considered to have made more progress. If two students achieved similar Key Stage 2 Results, but the second student achieved more at Key Stage 1, this student would be considered to have made less progress.

Primary Floor Standards
There are two elements to the Primary Floor Standard. Schools must achieve at least one of these to be considered above the Primary Floor Standard:

  1. 65% or more students to achieve the minimum expected standard in all of the Reading Test, Writing Teacher Assessment and the Maths Test.
  2. Students make sufficient progress in each of Reading, Writing, & Maths. Primary Progress Scores normally range from -1 to +1.
    • A Score of zero means that pupils on average do as well at Key Stage 2 as other pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2).
    • A Score above zero means pupils on average made more progress.
    • A Score below zero mean on average pupils made less progress.


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