Year 11 Summer Results 2018

We are pleased to announce our best ever set of summer results for Year 11. Students achieved 54.4% 9-4 Basics (both English and Maths) for a ‘standard’ pass. This is an increase on last year from 43.0%.

28.9% of students achieved a strong 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 +0.32 which places us well above the national average and 5th in Bristol behind Colston Girls School, Redland Green School, St Mary Redcliffe and Bristol Cathedral School. The average Attainment 8 score was 38.71. The Progress 8 score for Maths was +0.78, with only Colston Girls School scoring higher in Bristol.

Modern Foreign Languages, RE, Photography, Business, Sport, History, Health and Social Care 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.

52 students were entered for all the subjects required for the Ebacc and 16 of these students achieved it, representing 14% of the cohort compared to 4.9% last year. 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: ‘These results represent another year of excellent improvement at the Academy. More students than ever have left with good passes in both English and Maths and I am extremely proud of the progress that students have made which puts us 5th in the city. Students at the City Academy make nearly 1 grade of progress more than the national average in Maths. The majority of subjects make more progress than the national average and that is down to the hard work of all students and staff.’