Year 11 Summer Results 2017

We are pleased to announce our summer results for Year 11. Students achieved 31.1% Basics (both English and Maths) for a ‘good’ pass. 43.7% of students achieved a standard pass in both Maths and English.

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 +0.1 which places us above the national average. The average Attainment 8 score was 36.58. The Progress 8 score for Maths was +0.49, one of the highest scores in Bristol.

Drama, Modern Foreign Languages, RE, Photography and English Literature also performed strongly.

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

63 students were entered for all the subjects required for the Ebacc and 6 of these students achieved it, representing 4.9% 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.

Jon Angell, Principal said: ‘Once again I am delighted with another year of improvement in results. I am particularly satisfied that our Progress 8 figure is positive and above national average. The Academy has invested heavily into Teaching and Learning and we are now seeing this reflected in improving results across our subjects. I am pleased that so many of our students have achieved the grades they need to be able to go onto their chosen destinations. I wish them the best and look forward to them visiting us in the future.