Achievement, Pupil Premium & Ofsted Report

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that all our students achieve their full potential, both academically and socially, irrespective of their prior attainment.

Achievement

In 2018, 74% of all students achieved GCSE passes in both English and mathematics, a crucial benchmark which enables students to move on to higher level courses. 71% of students achieved above a grade 5 in English: an excellent result given the demands of the new reformed GCSE. Almost 30% of all grades were at grade 7-9, with students being challenged to excel in all areas. Additionally, students achieved very well across a range of other GCSE and vocational courses, such as science and performing arts subjects. This demonstrates the breadth of quality across our Key Stage 4 offer and our focus on supporting students to achieve through a well-rounded and enriched curriculum; one which, alongside the bespoke packages of Alternative Provision we offer, are key in providing all of our students with a relevant curriculum focus and exciting pathways to post 16. In addition to traditional GCSE subjects, we also offer a range of complementary vocational courses with pass rates at an exceptionally high level.
These results consistently enable our Year 11 students to progress onto their chosen course or destination when they leave us. The overwhelming majority of our students take up places at sixth form centres in Cambridge. Students are fortunate to have access to a range of highly regarded establishments offering a variety of academic and vocational programmes.
Beyond academic achievement, we place great emphasis on supporting young people to develop a broad range of interests outside the classroom and encourage them to strive for excellence in these areas too. We track students’ achievements in extra-curricular activities, such as sport and the arts, as well as their contribution to the life of the college and the development of their individual leadership skills.
We firmly believe that this broad, inclusive approach ensures that our students leave us fully prepared to relish the challenges they will face and thrive in their adult lives.

Progress 8 Students average this many GCSE grades above similar ability peers .07
Attainment 8 Students average this grade across their best 8 GCSEs 50.5
English & Maths the percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4 50%
EBACC
 
% students entered 65%
Average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc.  4.62

 

 

 

 

 

Examination Results 2018
GCSE subject %of A* -A grades %of 9-4 grades
English Language 24 78
English Literature 31 82
Maths 23 77
Biology 40 95
Chemistry 32 88
Physics 37 92
Geography 22 66
History 38 77
Religious Studies 43 78
Business Studies 21 79
French 22 62
PE 38 83
Art 9 50
Drama 15 66
Music 72 100
Product Design 14 71
Food & Nutrition 24 76
Computer Science 23 77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocational Qualifications % Distinction -Pass (equivalent to A* - C)
Health & Social Care  
ICT  


 

 

 

 

 

 

School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State can be accessed here  https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/

Destinations of KS4 students in 2017
  Number Percentage
Total number of students 202 100%
Into Learning 193 94.1%
- Sixth Form 132 64.3%
- FE College 60 29.3%
- Apprenticeships 1 0.5%
- Employment with trainng up to NVQ2 0 0
Employment without training 3 1.5%
Moved away 5 2.4%
NEET 1 0.5%
No response 3 1.5%

Pupil Premium

The college's Pupil premium Strategy for 2018-19 can be found here

Pupil Premium Catch up funding 2018-19

2018/19 Academic Year
Number of students in year 7 242
Number of students below SS100 in  either reading or maths  89
Funding recieved £15,000

Aims:
• To ensure that all students make excellent progress in line with their peers
• To close the attainment gap

Interventions:
• Smaller class sizes, with additional adult support  for students who do not meet the expected standard in both of their KS2  Maths and English SATS tests
• 8 week Sounds Training intervention for those with a SS95 or below
• Form time and in class maths support for those not meeting expected standard in maths

Intervention Impact
Intervention   Average Progress made Achieving end of year target grade
Sound Training Reading, Spelling and vocabulary intervention Increase in reading age of 2 years 5 months 93%

Pupil Premium Catch up funding 2017-18

2017/18 Academic Year
Number of students in year 7  
Number of students below SS100 in either reading or maths  
Funding recieved  

Intervention Impact

Intervention   Average Progress made Achieving end of year target grade
       

Ofsted

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in June 2012. We were judged to be outstanding in all categories: Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour & Safety and Leadership & Management.  As an ambitious and aspirational College, we are excited at the prospect of building on this success in the future. A copy of the full inspection report can be found on the right hand side of the page or viewed online here -

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/136677
 

Ed Compton
Deputy Principal
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Camilla Saunders
Assistant Principal / SENCO
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