There has been a great deal of turbulence in results for schools nationally over the last couple of years, partly as a result of recent changes to how school performance is calculated. As a result, it is difficult to make year on year comparisons. Despite this, the Weston Favell Academy has achieved the best GCSE results in a decade and the Academy has never been in such a strong position.
|% achieving 5+ A*- C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths GCSEs||33%||30%||41%|
|% achieving 5+ A*- C in English and Mathematics GCSEs||35%||31%||47%|
|% achieving 5+ A*- C GCSEs (or equivalent)||43%||38%||46%|
|% achieving the English Baccalaureate||16%||16%||19%|
|% of pupils making expected progress in English||48%||40%||55%|
|% of pupils making expected progress in Mathematics||50%||67%|
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Click here to view the Department for Education Performance School Performance Tables for the Weston Favell Academy.
GCSE Results 2016
Pupils at the Weston Favell Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their GCSE or equivalent courses of study.
Results have improved significantly across the board and 2016 results are now at the highest level that the Academy and the predecessor school, have achieved in the last 10 years.
Indicative results show that the number of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics has increased by over a third since 2015 to 41 per cent.
In addition the results show that 47 per cent of pupils have secured a good pass (a grade A* to C) in English and mathematics which is 17 per cent increase on last year.
Vocational results have also improved with 77 per cent of pupils studying Multi Media and Business Studies and 67 per cent of pupils studying Sports Studies achieving a Level 2 Pass or above.
In summary, the results show that over 90 per cent of pupils are leaving the Academy with five GCSEs or equivalents.
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. Indicative results show that the Academy’s Progress 8 score is above the floor target.
These improved results are the result of the commitment and dedication of staff and students. Rigorous and robust tracking and monitoring of data, forensic analysis of progress data and subsequent intervention and an extensive mentoring programme of students has delivered this significantly improved set of results.
Whilst all the pupils have done well, there are some that have particular cause to celebrate:
- Mason Fitzhugh is the Academy’s top performing student achieving four A* grades, five A grades and one B grade. This is particularly pleasing as Mason has consistently been the top performing student in his year group since joining the Academy. He is intending to continue his education at the academy studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Biology.
- Goda Aleksandraviciute is the Academy’s top performing girl. She joined with English as her second language and has achieved an impressive six A grades, two B grades and a C grade. She will continue her education at the Academy in Maths, Chemistry, Ethics and Biology.
- Eleanor Morrison gained an impressive three A* grades, three A grades a B and two C grades as well as being a great talent in performing arts. She has delighted us for many years with her performance and we are sorry that she will now leave the Academy to join the Northampton School for Boys.
- Sergui Badea, for whom English is not her first language, has made the most progress of any pupil since joining the Academy in Key Stage 3 achieving on average a grade higher than expected across all his subjects.
David Cocarlea, Kieran Osbourne, Ciara Stott and Reece Jackman should also be congratulated for their amazing progress since joining the Academy.
- Two students for whom English was not their first language and who only joined the Academy at the start of Year 11 have done exceptionally well. Laurent Mulamba achieved four A grades and five B grades. Laurent will continue his education at the academy studying Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Biology. Salumatu Bangura gained an A* grade, two A grades, five B grades and a C grade and will also continue his studies at the academy.
- Keya Kadir and Brogan Loudan have both overcome significant personal health concerns whilst studying for their GCSEs. Keya has secured seven good passes and Brogan six good passes.
- Luke Fidler, who is a carer for his mother, has achieved a tremendous set of results with nine A*-C passes.
Rachel Steele, Principal, said: “These results are a tremendous achievement and represent the significant progress that the Academy has made over the last few years. They are a testament to the dedication and commitment of leaders, staff and students across the Academy and the belief that all our students can achieve well and often exceed expectations. There are some amazing individual student performances both in terms of attainment and progress. What is particularly pleasing is that many of these students will now continue their studies at WFA in the Sixth Form. I am immensely proud of all our students and wish them all well in the next stages of their education or careers.”