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Exam Overview

Key Stage 4 Results

The 2022 examination results were the best KS4 examination results the school has ever achieved.

At key stage 4, attainment 8 is an important measure because it tells you how well students performed across 8 subjects, including English and Maths. We saw an improvement in our attainment 8 figure again this year, 55.7 compared to 52.7 in 2019. This is well above the 2019 national figure of 46.7.

The basics measure is the percentage of students achieving grade 4 (standard) or grade 5 (strong) in both English and Maths. 80% of students achieved standard basics (2019 national 65%) and 61% strong basics (2019 national 43%).

It is important to note the different methods of assessment that has led to the awarding of these grades over the past 4 academic years. The results for 2022 and 2019 are from students sitting public exams. The results in 2021and 2020 are from Teacher Assessed Grades and Centre Assessed Grades respectively.

  2021-22 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19
% English and Maths 4+ 80 81 80 76
% English and Maths 5+ 61 63 57 47
% English 4+ 91 90 90 88
% English 5+ 81 76 72 69
% Maths 4+ 82 83 82 80
% Maths 5+ 63 68 64 53
Attainment 8 55.7 55.4 54.8 52.7
Progress 8 0.47 * * 0.09

* No official P8 scores were recorded in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic and the shift from exams to teacher/centre assessed grades.

KS4 results in full

Key Stage 5 Results

Like the KS4 results, the 2022 KS5 results were the best results the school has ever achieved,

At KS5, it’s important to look at the APS per entry as this gives more of an idea of the quality of grades in general. Ours increased significantly this year to 42.17 from 34.5 in 2019, and is comfortably above the 2019 national of 32.12.

  2021-22 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19
APS per Entry 42.17 43.94 36.9 34.5
Average Grade B+ B+ B- C+
% Grades A*-A 42 46 26 18
% Grades A*-B 74 75 55 48
% Grades A*-C 92 96 84 82
% Grades A*-E 99.7 100 100 99

% Achieving AAB in
2 facilitating subjects

21 28 18 18

ks5 results in full


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@MonksWalkSch - 15 Dec
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@MonksWalkSch - 12 Dec
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@MonksWalkSch - 19 Jul
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@MonksWalkSch - 16 Jul
Many apologies but we have taken the difficult decision to close the school from 12.15 on Monday and Tuesday due to the heat. See email from the headteacher sent Saturday 16th. If you need your child to stay in school, email admin. We plan normal arrangements on Wednesday.
@MonksWalkSch - 1 Jul
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@MonksWalkSch - 30 Jun
Attention J year leavers. If you haven't collected your GCSE certificates yet, please pop into reception with ID and collect them before the end of term.
@MonksWalkSch - 30 Jun
Please discuss the music tour letter with your child if you have not done so already. It is a fantastic opportunity and currently there are still some places available. Expression of interest slips are due back tomorrow.
@MonksWalkSch - 30 Jun
Well done to all the performers for an incredible Summer Concert last night. The standard was incredible, an amazing evening! Thank you to all who came to watch and who also filled out lovely feedback cards which will be issued to the performers.
@MonksWalkSch - 29 Jun
We're having another nearly new uniform sale this weekend, 2-3pm on Saturday in A block. Please donate any uniforms you no longer need in the boxes at the front of the school and come along to the sale and snag yourself some bargains for your child to grow into next year.
@MonksWalkSch - 28 Jun
Last chance to get your tickets for this event tomorrow - we've now also secured Stephen Mathes as a special guest artist and if you heard his previous performances over the last couple of years you'll know you're in for a treat!
@MonksWalkSch - 24 Jun
Well done to K Year throughout your GCSE exams, you have really impressed us all! If you have any items of clean uniform you would like to donate, please drop them off into the box at the front of school during school hours. Thank you, Miss Chilton
@MonksWalkSch - 24 Jun
A date for your diaries next week if you've not already got tickets. It's our summer concert, finally back in person after a couple of years as an online event. We'd love to see as many people there as possible, so grab a ticket while they're still available!
@MonksWalkSch - 16 Jun
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@MonksWalkSch - 16 Jun
Parents/Carers of Instrumental Students If your child currently receives Remission of Fees for instrumental/Composition/Vocal lessons at the school please be aware that Hertfordshire Music Service have made some changes to the scheme and it is now essential that you reapply.
@MonksWalkSch - 15 Jun
Please note this is for parents of children currently studying at MWS, thanks
@MonksWalkSch - 15 Jun
Hi all. We're running our annual parent survey so if there's anything you thing we did great at, or something you think we can still improve on, we'd love to hear your views: Survey Link: