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Exam Results

East Barnet School examination results can be found on the menu, in year order. On each page you will also find the EBS results compared to national results. Further information can also be found on the DFE Performance Tables website.

Whilst at school, students will take GCSE, ‘AS’ Level and ‘A’ Level examinations, and will receive their final grades in the summer on exam results days (details of these will be advertised closer to the time). In preparation for the exams, students will take mock exams, as well as attend revision sessions and make good use of the EBS Learning Ladders. The Learning Ladders show the progress that students should make and what they need to do to make that progress. There are different Ladders for each subject, and they can be found by clicking here.

The examination and grading process is currently going through a transition period for GCSEs, ‘AS’ Levels and ‘A’ Levels, with different subjects changing at different times over the next few years. A brief overview of the changes can be found below:

GCSE Reforms

The main features of the new GCSEs are:

  1. A new grading scale of 9 to 1 will be used, with 9 being the top grade. This will allow greater differentiation between students and will help distinguish the new GCSEs from previous versions.
  2. Assessment will be mainly by exam, with other types of assessment used only where they are needed to test essential skills.
  3. There will be new, more demanding content, which has been developed by government and the exam boards.
  4. Courses will be designed for two years of study – they will no longer be divided into different modules and students will take all their exams in one period at the end of their course.
  5. Exams can only be split into ‘foundation tier’ and ‘higher tier’ if one exam paper does not give all students the opportunity to show their knowledge and abilities.
  6. Resit opportunities will only be available each November in English Language and Mathematics.

'AS' / 'A' Level Reforms

The main features of the new qualifications are:

  1. Assessment will be mainly by exam, with other types of assessment used only where they are needed to test essential skills.
  2. ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels will be assessed at the end of the course. ‘AS’ assessments will typically take place after 1 year of study and ‘A’ Levels after 2. The courses will no longer be divided into modules and there will be no exams in January.
  3. ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels will be decoupled – this means that ‘AS’ results will no longer count towards an ‘A’ Level, in the way they do now.
  4. ‘AS’ Levels can be designed by exam boards to be taught alongside the first year of ‘A’ Levels.
  5. The content for the new ‘A’ Levels has been reviewed and updated. Universities played a greater role in this for the new qualifications than they did previously.

 

Subjects

The various subjects will be changing their specifications in the next few years, and the breakdown for the year groups can be found below:

Already Implemented

September 2015

Students started studying new ‘AS’ Levels and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Students started learning new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics

Summer 2016

Students had the opportunity to take new ‘AS’ Level exams in:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

September 2016

As well as the subjects in this section, students were taught new ‘AS’ Levels and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Ancient Languages
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies

As well as the subjects in this section, students started studying new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient Languages (Classical Greek, Latin)
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Double Science
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies

November 2016

November resits in GCSE Mathematics, English and English Language happened for the last time.

Summer 2017

Students took exams for new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 

As well as the subjects in this section, students had the opportunity to take ‘AS’ Level exams in:

  • Ancient Languages
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies

Students took exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Year 13

Summer 2018

  • Last opportunity to resit exams for legacy ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:
  • Ancient Languages (Classical Greek, Latin)
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies

Year 12

Summer 2018

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’ and ‘Year 13’, students will take exams for new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Ancient Languages
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies

Summer 2019

Last opportunity to resit exams for legacy ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Further Maths
  • General Studies
  • Geology
  • Government and Politics
  • History of Art
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Russian)
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics

Year 11

September 2017

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’ and ‘Year 12’, students will be taught new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Further Maths
  • Geology
  • Government and Politics
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics

November 2017

Students get the chance to take resit exams for new GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics.

Summer 2018

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’ and ‘Year 12’, students will have the opportunity to take ‘AS’ Level exams in:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geology
  • Government and Politics
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics

Summer 2019

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’ and ‘Year 12’, students will take exams for new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Further Mathematics
  • General Studies
  • Geology
  • Government and Politics
  • History of Art (‘A’ Level only)
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Chinese, Italian, Russian)
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics

Summer 2020

Last oppotunity to resit exams for legacy ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Ancient Languages  (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu)

Year 10

Summer 2018

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’ and ‘Year 11’, students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient Languages (Classical Greek, Latin)
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Double Science
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies

September 2018

As well as the subjects in ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’ and ‘Year 11’, students will start studying new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Ancient Languages (Biblical Hebrew ‘A’ Level only)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu)

Summer 2019

As well as the subjects in ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’ and ‘Year 11’, students will have the opportunity to take ‘AS’ Level exams in:

  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu)

Summer 2020

As well as the subjects in ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’ and ‘Year 11’, students will take new ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels in:

  • Ancient Languages (Biblical Hebrew ‘A’ Level only)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu)

Year 9

September 2017

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’, ‘Year 11’ and ‘Year 10’, students will start learning new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient History
  • Astronomy
  • Business
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Film Studies
  • Geology
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Summer 2019

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’, ‘Year 11’ and ‘Year 10’, students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient History
  • Astronomy
  • Business
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Film Studies
  • Geology
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Year 8

September 2018

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’, ‘Year 11’, ‘Year 10’ and ‘Year 9’, students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient Languages (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Gujarati, Persian, Portuguese, Turkish)

Summer 2020

As well as the subjects in the above sections ‘Already Implemented’, ‘Year 13’, ‘Year 12’, ‘Year 11’, ‘Year 10’ and ‘Year 9’, students will take exams for new GCSEs, graded 9 to 1, in:

  • Ancient Languages (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Gujarati, Persian, Portuguese, Turkish)

Please note: Not all subjects listed are available to study at East Barnet School – this is a complete list of the subject changes.

If you are unsure about anything or you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.