Examinations are an integral part of student learning at the Academy. Students are supported and prepared for all examinations appropriately. Our excellent reputation with the Awarding Bodies is maintained by our strict adherence to assessment processes and procedures.
Specific arrangements for students with individual needs can be put in place to ensure they can access an assessment. This will give them a level playing field in which to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding
Year 11 achievements
|Progress 8 Score||-0.39||-0.32*||+0.02*||-0.03|
|Attainment 8 Score|
Average total over 8 subjects
|Attainment 8 Score|
Average grade over 8 subjects
|Students achieving Grade 7+ in English and Maths||4.6%||7.8%*||11.6%*||N/A|
|Students achieving Grade 5+ in English and Maths||23.8%||28.8%*||42.9%*||43%|
|Students achieving Grade 4+ in English and Maths||44.4%||55.6%*||62.6%*||65%|
|Students entering for the English Baccalaureate||18%||7%*||14%*||40%|
|Students achieving Grade 5+ in the English Baccalaureate||3%||5%*||10%*||17%|
|Students staying in education or employment after KS4||94%||95%*||98%*||94%|
* generated using Academy data
Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in Year 6 and their results in Year 11. It is a ‘value-added’ measure, meaning students’ results are compared to the achievements of other students with similar Year 6 results. It is called Progress 8 as it is based on the results of 8 subjects.
Attainment 8 is a way of measuring how well students do in Key Stage 4. A student’s Attainment 8 score is calculated by adding up the points for their 8 subjects, with English and maths counted twice. The Academy’s Attainment 8 score is the average of all of its eligible students’ scores.
This is the percentage of students who took qualifications in English, Maths, (at least) two Sciences, a Modern Foreign Language and History or Geography.
More information for parents regarding performance measures can be found on the GOV.UK website.
For the most up-to-date examination information use the links below to check the awarding body websites:
- Year 11 (GCSE/Vocational – Levels 1 & 2) – Thursday, 12 August 2021 – Time to be confirmed
Details for collecting examination results for 2021 will be available shortly.
GCSE/Vocational certificates prior to the current academic year can be collected from the Academy. Please call the Academy (01827 301800) to arrange collection. These must be collected by the student and signed for. Alternatively they can be collected by a nominated person with a signed and dated note from the student.
Lost, damaged or misplaced certificates
Unfortunately, we cannot deal with requests for replacement certificates. Students must apply directly to the appropriate awarding body. Details and costs can be found on the relevant websites via these links: