Dhahran British Grammar School

Quality British Education in Saudi Arabia

External Examination Results
(Key Stage 4)

  • 92 % of students taking (I)GCSE examinations at Dhahran British Grammar School achieved 5 or more A* - C grades.

  • The average points score per student was 38. An A* equates to 6 points, an A to 5 points and so on down to grade E which is worth 1 point.

  • Overall results for Dhahran British Grammar School are significantly above the published UK National Averages.

Comparative results

The following table breaks down the percentage of A*- C grades achieved for each subjects in relation to the number of students sitting the examination at Dhahran British Grammar School and in the UK.

The number in brackets indicates number of students sitting the examination. Students sat exams from two UK examination boards; CIE ( Cambridge International Examinations ) and Edexcel.

Below are comparable statistics for students from Dhahran British Grammar School for the last five years. The figures represent the relevant percentages in each grade.

 

National Test Results (Key Stages 1-3)

The test scores indicate what pupils have achieved in selected parts of the English, Mathematics and Science National Curriculum at the end of Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

The number of pupils who took the tests can be broken down as follows:

At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) – 29 pupils
At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) – 44 pupils
At the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) – 26 pupils

MARKING OF THE TESTS

All Key Stage tests were marked and moderated internally following strict guidelines stipulated by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

INTERPRETING THE RESULTS

The UK National Curriculum standards were designed so that a typical pupil will move up approximately one level every two years.

For example, at Key Stage 2:

  • A typical pupil is expected to achieve Level 4
  • A pupil achieving Level 3 or below is performing less well than expected at the end of the Key Stage
  • A pupil achieving Level 5 or above is exceeding expectations at the end of the Key Stage.

The results tables overleaf are accompanied by information relating to the expected levels of achievement at each Key Stage.

With the exception of Government targets for Level 4 English (80%) and Level 4 Mathematics (75%) at Key Stage 2, there are no quotas set in the UK for any of the National Curriculum Levels and there are no underlying assumptions about the proportion of pupils who should be at any particular level.


The results of the UK National Curriculum Tasks and Tests are an essential part of the assessment policy at the Dhahran British Grammar School. The scores relate to levels on a nationally agreed scale and allow the school to reflect not only on it’s own progress over a period of time, but also to compare standards against those achieved in the UK.

These tables compare the National Test results of Dhahran British Grammar School against the UK National results over the last five years. The tables feature the percentage of children in each case who have achieved the expected level at the end of each Key Stage.

  • At Key Stage 1, the typical 7 year old pupil is expected to achieve Level 2
  • At Key Stage 2, the typical 11 year old pupil is expected to achieve Level 4
  • At Key Stage 3, the typical 14 year old pupil is expected to achieve Level 5/6

The results of the Dhahran British Grammar School reflect consistently high standards over the last five years.

  • In each Key Stage the majority of results are significantly better than the UK national averages both in 2008 and over the last six years.
  • At Key Stage 2 Dhahran British Grammar School has comfortably achieved over the last five years targets set by the UK Minister for Education in English (80%) and Mathematics (75%) for UK Local Education Authorities in 2002.
  • At Key Stage 3 the Dhahran British Grammar School has comfortably achieved over the last five years, targets set by the UK Minister for Education in English, Mathematics and Science.

Key Stage 1 Results

Key Stage 1 Reading Task Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
85
85
84
84
84
DBGS results
100
100
100
100
97
100

 

Key Stage 1 Writing Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
81
82
81
80
80
DBGS results
97
97
100
100
97
100

 

Key Stage 1 Maths Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
91
90
90
90
90
DBGS results
100
94
100
100
97
100

 

Key Stage 1 Science Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
86
90
89
85
89
DBGS results
n/a
100
100
100
97
100

 

Key Stage 2 Results

Key Stage 2 English Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 4 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
78
79
79
80
81
DBGS results
75
100
100
97
100
98

 

Key Stage 2 Maths Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 4 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
74
75
76
77
78
DBGS results
88
90
92
97
100
98

 

Key Stage 2 Science Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 4 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
86
86
87
88
88
DBGS results
94
100
96
97
100
98

 

Key Stage 3 Results

Key Stage 3 English Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 5 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
71
74
73
74
73
DBGS results
84
100
92
93
100
96

 

Key Stage 3 Maths Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 5 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
73
74
77
76
77
DBGS results
95
100
100
100
100
100

 

Key Stage 3 Science Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 5 or above
 
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
National results
66
70
72
73
71
DBGS results
95
100
100
100
100
100