Exam Results

Testbourne Community School Performance Table (published by the Government)

For previous years' GCSE results, please see the links below.

Due to the cancellation of GCSE exams, the results of 2021 were based on very robust, fair and thorough Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) at TCS. Our TAG Attainment 8 score was 56.43 and 67% achieved a grade 5+ in English and Maths. 84% of students achieved 4+ in English and Maths which is a fantastic achievement.  

Our students worked incredibly hard throughout the various assessments they faced and should feel proud of the grades they collected. We wish them the best of luck in their future studies. 

GCSE results day in 2020 was a very different experience for our students. It was great to welcome back our Year 11 students after such an abrupt end to their academic year.  The results for 2020 were extremely strong and have allowed our students to progress onto the next steps in their education and training. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them the best of luck.

  2019 Results National Average
Percentage of students achieving grade 5+ in English and Maths  54 43
Percentage of students achieving grade 4+ in English and Maths  76 65
Progress 8  0 0
Attainment 8  52.6 46.7
Average Ebacc points score  4.79 4.07
Percentage of students entering Ebacc  53 40
Percentage of students staying in education or going into employment (2017 data)  97 94

2018 School Performance Tables – Click Here

We are proud and delighted to report that Testbourne students have again achieved fantastic GCSE results in spite the huge changes to English and Maths. Our Year 11s were the first year group to sit the reformed GCSE qualifications in English Language, Literature and Maths. We are delighted that 81% of pupils achieved a grade 4 and above in both English and Maths. In English 84% of students achieved grade 4 and above and in Maths, 87% achieved the same benchmark.

24% of pupils secured the new top grades in Maths and 19% in English. This is an excellent achievement in a climate where the reformed GCSEs have been described as the hardest since O Levels.

Other notable successes were in Music, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and BTEC Dance where 100% of students gained A*-C grades or equivalent. Geography, Citizenship, BTEC Health and Social Care also achieved pass rates of over 80%.

  Testbourne National Average
% Achieving 4+ in Maths and English 81 63.9
% Achieving 5+ in Maths and English 58 39.6
Attainment 8 49 44.6
Progress 8 -0.21
(Confidence interval
-0.41 to -0.01)
-0.03
% Achieving Ebacc (standard pass) 24 23.7
% Achieving Ebacc (strong pass) 22.1 19.7
  First Entry (%)
Students achieving A* – C in both English (Lang or Lit) and Maths 75.6
Attainment 8 54.98
Progress 8 0.03
Ebacc 28.2
The percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16-19 study (From RaiseOnline Nov 2015) 94
  Best Entry (%)
5A* – C inc. English and Maths 70
Students Achieving A* – C in both English and Maths 76
5A* – C 78
3+ Levels of Progress – English 79
4+ Levels of Progress – English 39
3+ Levels of Progress – Maths 81
4+ Levels of Progress – Maths 43
Ebacc 51
  Best Entry (%)
5A* – C inc. English and Maths 70
Students Achieving A* – C in both English and Maths 72
3+ Levels of Progress – English 82
4+ Levels of Progress – English 42
3+ Levels of Progress – Maths 84.3
4+ Levels of Progress – Maths 50.3
Ebacc 40