Year 11 Summer Results 2016

We are pleased to announce our summer results for Year 11. Students achieved 55.2% Basics (both English and Maths). This represents a large increase from 43.7% the previous year and is another step in the right direction for the Academy.

Jon Angell, Principal said: ‘Once again I am delighted with the improvement made over the summer. Students and staff have made great strides in improving our results in English and Maths which is fantastic given the importance of these subjects. I am particularly pleased with the progress made by students. 86.4% of students made at least expected progress in English and 72.5% of students made at least expected progress in Maths.’

The government has introduced a new measure called Progress 8. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. The new performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will attract additional points in the performance tables.

The City Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of -0.12 which places us close to the national average. Students at the Academy achieved nearly half a grade more in English and Maths than the average across the country for students with similar starting points. Students at the Academy achieved nearly half a grade (0.42) more in English and Maths than the average across the country for students with similar starting points. We expect to see an increase in our Progress 8 score as more students complete 2 Sciences and a Language next year. The average Attainment 8 score was 39.87.

Drama, Spanish and other modern foreign languages, RE and English Literature also performed strongly.

The GCSE and A-level performance of our Academy can be compared to any other school, locally or nationally, using this Department for Education website: School and College Performance Tables.

14 students were entered for all the subjects required for the Ebacc and 3 of these students achieved it, representing 2.2% of the cohort. Changes to our curriculum mean that this number will increase each year for the next three years with more students studying a language and humanities.