Department for Education League tables published last week show The
King’s School in Macclesfield to be the top performing school in East Cheshire
at both GCSE and A Level for the fifth consecutive year.
The league tables show performance for both independent and state
maintained schools. At GCSE level (Key Stage 4), King’s Attainment 8 score was
6.6. This is an average of a pupil’s grades across eight subjects taken from
the compulsory Maths and English and a mix of the Sciences, Languages and
Humanities. King’s was the best performance by any school in East Cheshire with
more than 90% of pupils achieving a Grade 5 or above in the core subjects of
English and Mathematics.
Their average E baccalaureate score, an average of grades across a
basket of subjects, was 6.41. King’s was again the best in Cheshire East, which
had a county average of 4.17.
At A Level (Key Stage 5), King’s average points score was 42.19 with an
average grade of B+, again the best in Cheshire East on both measures.
The grade for a student’s best three A levels was B+, also the best in Cheshire East.
addition to these attainment ratings, a Progress score or ‘Value Add’ is
produced as a measure of pupils’ progress between GCSE and A Level. On the key
‘Value Added’ ranking, King’s was ranked in the top 15% of all schools
nationwide. King’s Progress score was rated as ‘Above Average’ and is higher
than that of some other local independent schools.
King’s Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “We’re delighted to maintain our
position as the top performing school in East Cheshire. Whilst it’s
good to celebrate another great set of results for our students, we must never
forget that education is about more than just grades. We know these students
are also excelling in a range of musical, creative, sporting and
extra-curricular activities and will be well-equipped with the skills required
for life after school.”
In King’s 2018 results, GCSE students
achieved the top 9-7 grades (A*/A) in around 50% of all exams. At A Level, 75% of grades were A*
– B (national average was 53%) and 43% of all
grades were A*/A (national average 26%).