Analysing pupils' responses in GCSE science: Case study 3
- Focus: Internally assessed topic tests
- Number in series: 2
- Phase: Secondary
- Key stage: Key Stage 4
- Reference number: n/a
The school is a non-selective, co-educational, 11–18 school in an outer London borough with around 1230 pupils on roll.
The science department focused their analysis on pupils at the A/B and C/D borderlines and looked in detail at their performance in units 2 and 3.
In the 2006–07 academic year, 168 Year 10 pupils completed the OCR Gateway core science GCSE; 78 per cent of those pupils gained an A*–C grade, which was better than the performance predicted by Fischer Family Trust model D. The pupils, however, had not achieved A*/A in the numbers expected for this cohort which affected the value added score.
The following spreadsheets show the data used in the analysis:
School C: OCR Gateway 2f (blank) (Excel spreadsheet)
School C: OCR Gateway unit 2f (Excel spreadsheet)
School C: OCR Gateway unit 2h (Excel spreadsheet)
School C: OCR Gateway unit 3 (Excel spreadsheet)
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