September 2020

The Hayling College pupils have once again attained great results with 82% of students achieving a ‘standard pass’ (grade 4) in English and 64% in Maths. An impressive 67% 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 Edmund with 7 top grade 9s. Peter achieved 6 top grade 9s alongside a grade 8 in Further Maths and Lucy achieved 6 top grade 9s alongside a grade 7 in Further Maths. An amazing 128 grades were awarded the highest 9-7 (A/A*) grade range or equivalent. Resulting in 21% 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 all learners make progress across the curriculum. 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, Geography, Media Studies, PE, and Food and Nutrition.

Well done Class of 2020!

Examination Results Summer 2020

Key Stage 4 Results




English & Maths

English & Maths


Attainment 8

Progress 8

% 9-4 

% 9-5 

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 Schools Performance Service page:

Click here to view School Performance Tables



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Mr Ian Mills

Assistant Headteacher
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