In previous years all schools’ and academies’ examination results were measured on how many pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics.
From this year all pupils, schools and academies are measured on how much progress their pupils make from their achievement at Key Stage 2 in Year 6 to when they complete their exams at the end of Year 11. This is known as Progress 8 and was designed to encourage all pupils to study a broad and balanced curriculum. The Progress 8 measure is based on pupils’ progress measured across eight subjects and is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally.
More information on the new measures can be found here.
2016 KS4 Results
The national average Progress 8 score is a floor standard 0.0, in 2016 Key Stage 4 results Nottingham Academy achieved a progress 8 score of -0.43, which is broadly in line with the 2015 score of 0.42
Nottingham Academy results have shown steady improvements compared to last year and reflect the targeted support and refined intervention processes offered across the Academy which strives to ensure pupils are ambitious resilient and reach their full potential no matter where there starting point.
In total 44 per cent of pupils have gained five or more GCSE passes (A*-C) including English and mathematics which is a five per cent increase in last year and above the current national floor target for pass rates at GCSE (40 per cent).
In addition the results show that 52 per cent of pupils have secured a good pass in the Basics measure (a grade A* to C in both) in English and mathematics which is a five per cent increase on last year and is above the 2015 national floor target of 40%.
Performance in EBACC (English baccalaureate) has significantly increased to 25% which is 8.2% above local authority average and 1% above national average.
Click here to access the Department for Education Performance Tables.