Exciting Information About Student Progress.
As you are aware, we always proudly share the iGCSE and IB results for our students. These have been consistently excellent for many years.
Since the changes to levels in the UK, reporting on the progress of students has been more challenging. Recently, we introduced the UK Cognitive Ability Testing (CAT), as a means to be able to measure, track, and report on individual student progress. CAT is the most widely used student progress tool in the UK. Please let us share with you some of the highlights.
As a general rule in the UK, the ‘most likely’ grade target (called CAT B) is achieved by around 50% of students.
The ‘if challenged’ grade target (called CAT X) is met by around 25% of students.
At BISH, across our whole Secondary School 90% of students meet or exceed their CAT B predictions.
*Average taken from Maths, English, and Science at Middle School (Years 7, 8, 9) and Maths and English at High School (Years 10, 11, 12, 13).
Across the whole Secondary School 75% of students meet or exceed their CAT X predictions (25% Exceed).
*Average taken from Maths, English and Science at Middle School (Years 7, 8, 9) and Maths and English at High School (Years 10, 11, 12, 13).
In other words, 75% of our students met their ‘if challenged’ CAT X and 25% even exceeded that!
(Compared to around 25% in the UK).
It is a similar story in Primary School with students consistently exceeding the UK expected levels in English and Mathematics in all year groups. For example, in Year 6, 87% are working above expected level in English and 76% are working above expected level in Maths.
These truly exceptional results demonstrate that across the school, our students are making excellent progress, far exceeding the vast majority of their counterparts in the UK.