September 2019

The Hayling College pupils have once again attained great results with 74% of students achieving a ‘standard pass’ (grade 4) in English and 60% in Maths. An impressive 59% of pupils achieved a ‘higher pass’ (grade 5) in English with 20% of pupils also achieving the highest GCSE 9-7 (A/A*) grades.

There were many fantastic individual student results including Thea with 9 grade 9s and a grade A in Further Maths. Willow achieved 9 grade 9-7s including 2 grade 9s and Sunnie achieved 8 grade 9-7s including 3 grade 9s. An amazing 32 pupils achieved the top grades of 9-7 (A/A*) range or equivalent. Resulting in 11% of all grades being awarded the highest 9-7 (A/A*) grades.

These results are a fantastic accomplishment and show that students, parents and staff have worked hard and are continually maintaining high standards, ensuring that progress is made by all learners across the curriulum. The Hayling College meets the needs of all students, ensuring they make better than expected progress and attainment in many other subjects including English Language, English Literature, Art, Drama, Languages, PE, and Food and Nutrition.

Well done Class of 2019!

Examination Results Summer 2018

Key Stage 4 Results




English & Maths


Attainment 8

Progress 8

% 9-5 Strong Pass

The Hayling College




National Average






Attainment 8

Attainment 8 measures a student's average grade across eight subjects – the same subjects that count towards Progress 8. This measure is designed to encourage schools to offer a broad, well-balanced curriculum.

The eight subjects fit into three groups:

  1. English and maths. These are double-weighted, which means they count twice. There are rules around how English and maths qualifications are added to this group and how to count them: see the Department for Education's Progress 8 page.
  2. English Baccalaureate (Ebacc). These are the highest scores from the sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages.
  3. Open group. Any remaining GCSEs and other approved academic, arts or vocational qualifications.

Calculating Attainment 8

  • A student’s Attainment 8 score is calculated by adding up their points for their eight subjects and dividing by 10 to get their Attainment 8 score.
  • The 'Attainment 8' score of 45 means that, pupils across eight subjects perform in line with National Average performance.
  • The 'Progress 8' score of -0.2 is also in line with National Average performance.

Guide for parents and carers – what the new gcses mean in 2018

Full details of Progress 8, Attainment 8, EBacc and strong pass grades can be found on the Gov.uk Schools Performance Service page:

Click here to view School Performance Tables



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Mr Ian Mills

Assistant Headteacher
Email iconEmail ian.mills@hayling.hants.sch.uk