Exam and Assessment Results



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
English 42 0.08 -0.11 -0.10
Mathematics 45 0.08 -0.16 -0.13


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
University 65
Apprenticeship / Employment 11
College 4
Returning to BA in Yr14 1
Confirmed Gap year 4
Seeking Employment 2
Total 87

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.

Post 16 Results and destinations 2016


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.

  2014 2015 2016
1A*-G 99.5% 100% 100%
5A*-G 96% 96.6% 95.9%
5A*-G inc EM 93% 90.8% 89.6%
5A*-C 55% 53.1% 49.7
5A*-C   inc EM 47% 41.5% 43%
Progress 8

National =0

-0.11 -0.11 -0.18
Attainment 8 42.04 43.43 41.98
Value Added

national = 1000

1004.67 999.36 1002.38


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.

KS2 Performance

As our primary phase provision has its first Year 6 this year,  we do not currently have any KS2 results to report.


Link to performance tables for 2016