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GCSE and GCE Examination Results

GCSE – Progress 8

The Academy opted into the pilot for Progress 8 measure of performance for 2015 results.

2015 Opt in


Overall Progress 8



Maths +0.1 +0.3







In Both 2015 and 2016 both Disadvantaged and non–disadvantaged students achieved strong positive Progress 8 outcomes.

Our disadvantaged students achieved a +0.23 score in both 2015 and in 2016.

Our non-disadvantaged students achieved a +0.18 (2015) and +0.3 (2016) score

This pattern is replicated in our current and historical performance.  In 2014, our value added score for disadvantaged students was 1039 and 1051 for non-disadvantaged students.

Students’ who had low, middle and high priorattainment, achieved +0.39, +0.18 and +0.13 Progress 8 scores respectively.

25% of the cohort obtained the EBacc qualification

Students with English as an additional language achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.3 (2015) and +0.34 in 2016.  In 2015, girls (VA 1050) performed significantly better than boys (VA 989).  In 2016, the Progress 8 overall score for girls was +0.2 and +0.26 for boys. 

Key Stage 4 value added scoreswere significantly positivein 2013 and 2014 and in 2015 the Academy’s performance was in the top third nationally. The best 8 VA including English and maths percentile was also in the top third nationally in 2015. In 2016, the VA scores will improve after achieving a +0.24 overall Progress 8 score. (top 20% nationally, above average)

Attainment 8

Overall attainment improved significantly from a grade D (41.6) in 2015 to a C-(45.6) in 2016.

The percentage of students who gained a good pass in English and maths was 39%.

The Academy had NO students recorded as NEET in August 2016.

GCE – A-levels

From the first results in 2013, consistently good progresshas been achieved in many subjects. Particular success can becited in chemistry, biology, psychology, law, ICT, geography, economics, history and religious studies.  The number of students achieving three A - E grades has improved by over 20% since A-levels were re-launched. Total average points scores have  risen from 489 points in 2013 to 551 in 2016 with average point score (APS) per entry improving from 174 to 181 (according to the point score system in place before 2016). Our sixth form tracker based on ALPS target setting system supports this upward trajectory showing that student progress has improved from 1.94 (expected progress) in 2013 to 2.41 (good progress) in 2016.

Overall attainment in the Sixth Form improved from a D grade in 2015 to a D+ in 2016.

In 2016, almost half of the cohort achieved A* to C grades, a quarter achieving A* to B grades with 4% achieving A* to A grades.

We continually challenge and stretch our most able students so that they can access the top universities. In 2014, two students achieved AAA grades and another student achieved AAB grades.  All three students are now studying degrees at Russell Group Universities. (University of Manchester and University of Birmingham). In 2015, a student at the Academy achieved an A* in mathematics and is nowreading physics at Warwick University. In 2016, a student achieved AAA and is now studying Optometry at Aston University. 35 out of the 38 Year 13 students have accepted University places, including Russell Group universities.  Subjects include medicine, computing, optometry, pharmacy, law and political science and international relations.

Achievements and Standards - Information for Candidates.

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