External Examination Results 2022

Uneven impact of the pandemic on 2021/22 school and college performance data

We recommend:

  • Not making direct comparisons with data from previous years or between schools or colleges.
  • Discussing with the school or college factors that may have influenced these results and consider a range of information when forming a view on how well a school or college is doing, including pupil/student population information.

2021-22 was an excellent year for our Year 11 leavers. A full return to school at the beginning of the academic year stimulated a real determination to succeed. The following year was characterised by hard work and dedication, and our powerful partnership between students, staff and parents led to some really pleasing outcomes for our boys. 

  • 87.5% of our students achieved at least a grade ‘4’ in both English and Maths. 
  • 62.3% of our students achieved at least a grade ‘5’ in both English and Maths.  
  • An incredible 16.4% of our students achieved at least a grade ‘7’ in both English and Maths. 
  • 26.4% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects at 4+ and 18% at 5+. The average points score for EBacc was 4.59. 
  • Financially disadvantaged students also performed well, with 64.1% and 48.7% achieving 4+ and 5+ in both English and Maths respectively.  
  • 72% of students with additional needs achieved English and Maths at 4+, and 44% at 5+. 

Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress students made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.

The score for King Edward VI King’s Norton School for Boys is 0.15.

The local authority (Birmingham) average score for state-funded schools is 0.07.

The average score for all state-funded schools in England is -0.03.

Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications. The score for KNBS is 51.9.

Of other subjects, performances in triple award science, computer science, humanities and music were especially pleasing.  

There were some particular performances of note. The highest possible grade at GCSE is a grade ‘9’, and students study between 8 and 10 qualifications. Given those facts, the following average grades for each of these students are simply stunning: 

  • Student 1        9.0 
  • Student 2        8.7 
  • Student 3        8.6 
  • Student 4        8.4 
  • Student 5        8.3 
  • Student 6        8.2 
  • Student 7        8.1 

Ten students also made an average of 2 grades per subject higher than the grades forecast by Fisher Family Trust, based upon their prior attainment at KS2. 

There was a sea of smiles on results day in August, and we are all so proud of the achievements of our boys. They have earned their successes, and we wish them every further success in their chosen paths.