Examinations Results

GCSE 2021-22

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Performance Measure 2021-22 Results
Grade 9-5 English and Mathematics 34%
Entering EBacc 75%
EBacc APS 3.85
EBacc 9-4 21%
EBacc 9-5 14%
Attainment 8 42.3
Progress 8 -0.48

DfE School Performance Tables 2022

GCSE 2020-21

We did it! Compass School students celebrate fantastic GCSE results

Compass students’ fantastic results continued our trend of year-on-year improvement and were all the sweeter following another year of disruption and uncertainty caused by national lockdowns. The school followed a robust process for awarding Teacher Assessed Grades and following sampling from the exam board, our grades were approved.

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Performance Measure 2020-21 Results
Grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics 62%
Grade 9-5 English and Mathematics 44%
Entering EBacc 71%
EBacc APS 4.3
EBacc 9-4 34%
EBacc 9-5 15%
Attainment 8 45.6
Progress 8 N/A

GCSE 2019-20

Our pupils’ achievements were well deserved!

This was an unusual year with pupils being awarded centre assessed grades for the very first time as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. We are delighted with the grades our pupils were awarded. These build on the significant progress we made last year and enable our pupils to confidently progress to the next stage of their learning.

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Performance Measure 2019-20 Results
Grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics 62%
Grade 9-5 English and Mathematics 46%
Entering EBacc 70%
EBacc APS 4.46
EBacc 9-4 33.3%
EBacc 9-5 20.3%
Attainment 8 48.3
Progress 8 N/A

At Compass School Southwark 97% of our pupils moved on to education or employment after KS4.

The chart depicts the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of their study:

GCSE 2018-19

Fantastic set of GCSE results!

In just our second year of GCSEs, pupils achieved outcomes in line with national expectations and with some stunning performances.

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Performance Measure 2018-19 Results
Grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics 57%
Grade 9-5 English and Mathematics 32%
Entering EBacc 86%
EBacc APS 4.11
EBacc 9-4 25%
EBacc 9-5 7%
Attainment 8 46.3
Progress 8 0.01

GCSE 2017-18

The DfE validated School Performance Tables show the outcomes for schools from the 2017-18 academic year. These were the very first set of GCSE results for Compass School.


  • Particular strength in English, where pupils achieved above National levels for progress and for grades 4 and above
  • Attainment 8 score of 40.5 which means on average, year 11 achieved a grade 4 across eight subjects and 48% achieved a 4 in both English and Maths
  • The tables also highlight a demanding curriculum delivered at Compass with 76% of pupils taking the EBacc suite of academic qualifications
  • Beyond the performance tables, over half of our pupils gained 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 through to 9 and there were several standout performance from pupils who achieved grades 7-9 in Sciences, Maths and English.
Performance Measure 2017/18 Results
Grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics 48%
Grade 9-5 English and Mathematics 17%
Entering EBacc 85%
EBacc APS 3.53
EBacc 9-4 14%
EBacc 9-5 10%
Attainment 8 40.5
Progress 8 -0.53

Department for Education Performance Tables