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GCSE Results

GCSE Results

The 2016 results were outstanding from both an attainment and progress perspective and the best in the Academy's history.

2016 headline figures include:

  • 91% A*-C in Mathematics (+sig).
  • 84% A*-C in English (+sig)
  • 83% A*-C in English and Mathematics - Basics (+sig).
  • 94% 2+ A*-C in Science (+sig).
  • 29% achieved the EBacc.
  • Attainment 8 of 56.3 (+sig)
  • Progress 8 of +0.58 (+sig).

Click here for the GCSE Results Report


Progress 8

Progress 8 is a measure of a pupil's progress from primary to secondary school across eight key subjects.

Pupils' results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils (with the same prior attainment) which allows for all schools to be compared in the same way.

A school's Progress 8 score is the average of all pupils' Progress 8 scores. The DfE have classified schools in the following way based on their Progress 8 score:

Description

National Position

Progress 8 Score

Well above average

Top 10% of schools

+0.5 and higher

Above average

Top 20% of schools

Higher than 0 but lower than +0.5

Close to the national average

35% of schools

Close to 0

Below average

Bottom 20% of schools

-0.5 or higher but less than 0

Well below average

Bottom 10% of schools

Lower than -0.5

A school with a Progress 8 score of +0.50 means that, on average, pupils achieved half a GCSE grade higher in each subject than they were expected to achieve. Conversely, a school with a Progress 8 score of -0.50 means that, on average, pupils achieved half a grade less than they were expected to achieve.

For the 2016 cohort, the Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.59, placing it in the top 10% of schools nationally.

Click here for the Progress 8 Scores of Local Schools


DfE School and College Performance Tables

Following the publication of the DfE school and college performance tables in January 2017, the Academy was ranked:


Letter of Commendation from the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC)

On 6th October, the Academy received a letter of commendation, in recognition of the 2016 GCSE results, from Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner, East England and North East London.

Click here for the Letter from RSC


Letter of Commendation from Minister of State for School Standards

On 9th March, the Academy received a letter of commendation, in recognition of the 2016 GCSE results, from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards.

Click here for the Letter


Parliamentary Review

The Academy was selected to appear in The Parliamentary Review 2016. This is a publication in which a small number of outstanding or considerably improving schools are selected to appear alongside senior Cabinet ministers, in a report highlighting best practice and raising standards in secondary education.

Click here for The Parliamentary Review

 Attendance

On 23rd September, Principal, Mr. N. Houchen, and Vice Principal, Mr. D. Piercy, attended a gala evening at The Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons, in celebration of The Parliamentary Review 2016.