The best results, in the best facilities, with the best staff
We are delighted to share with you our examination results from this summer. Staff and students have worked hard to secure improvements in all the key benchmarks used for measuring student progress.
Our students in the sixth-form have done exceptionally well with results that have led to successful placements at university, apprenticeships and employment.
The headlines for 2016 are as follows:
93 % pass rate in A2 Level qualifications
99.2 % Pass rate at BTEC Level 3 qualifications
67% of students achieved at least 1 grade at the highest grades of A*- B in A Levels or Distinction*/Distinction in BTEC with 52% of all entries attaining these Highest Grades.
New Progress Measures for 2016
For Level 3 courses (A Levels and BTECs)
|Component||Academic (A Level)||Applied General (BTEC)||Tech Levels (Vocational)|
|School Score||-0.30||+0.41||Only 2 students in this cohort more Information to be published in March 2017|
|Progress Description||Below National Average||Above National Average|
|School Average Grade||D||Distinction +|
All Learners who have not attained a C grade at GCSE in English and Mathematics continue to take these subjects at Post 16. The progress results for those subjects are as follows:
|Number of students||School / college||Bradford average (local authority) – state funded 16-18 schools / colleges||England average – state funded 16-18 schools / colleges|
65 students (75% of the cohort) secured a place at university this year with destinations across the country and a wide variety of courses including 4 Russell Group Universities. Many of our students are successful in securing their first choice of university.
Our school data:
|Destination||Number of Learners|
|Apprenticeship / Employment||11|
|Returning to BA in Yr14||1|
|Confirmed Gap year||4|
Many of our level 2 students who stayed in our sixth-form for three years in order to progress to level 3 have gained places at university demonstrating that with hard work and determination, at the Academy, anything is possible.
GCSE/BTEC Level 2 Results
When Bradford Academy opened in 2007 the first set of GCSE outcomes for year 11 leavers was just 18% 5A*-C and 93% 5 A*-G. In the following seven years the Academy has gone on to deliver the best results for year 11 leavers, a proven track record.
Parents and carers should note that the UK Government changed the way in which school effectiveness is reported in a 2015 White Paper. The two measures that will become familiar in time are Progress 8 (which measures the progress made from KS2 start point) and Attainment 8 (the average attainment made over 8 best subjects).
For ease of understanding the Academy has published what the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 would have been over the last three years. Our 2016 results show that progress of all our learners is just below that of national expectations regardless of start point. The Academy continues to add significant value to learners with a Value Added figure above national of 1002.38 this summer. We are immensely proud of all our learners’ achievements at Bradford Academy.
|5A*-G inc EM||93%||90.8%||89.6%|
|5A*-C inc EM||47%||41.5%||43%|
national = 1000
For 2016, our Year 11 headline measures were:
Bradford Academy Progress 8 score: -0.18
Bradford Academy Attainment 8 score: 41.98
Percentage of pupils achieving grade C or above in English and mathematics: 44%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate: 3%
For an overview of the new measures, please find a link to a one page summary document Progress 8 infographic or the link to the Department for Education website which provides further information about these new measures.
As our primary phase provision has its first Year 6 this year, we do not currently have any KS2 results to report.