Achievement, Pupil Premium & Ofsted Report
In 2017, 74% of all students achieved good GCSE passes in both English and mathematics, a crucial benchmark which enables students to move on to higher level courses. 84% of students achieved a good GCSE pass grade in English: an excellent result given the demands of the new reformed GCSE. 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||+0.16|
|Attainment 8||Students average this grade across their best 8 GCSEs||5.1|
|English & Maths||% of students achieving 4+||73%|
|% of students achieving 5+||52%|
|EBACC||% of students achieving 4+||37%|
|% of students achieving 5+||35%|
|GCSE subject||%of A* -A grades||%of A* - C grades|
|Vocational Qualifications||% Distinction -Pass (equivalent to A* - C)|
|Health & Social Care||91|
School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State can be accessed here https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/
|Number of students||202||100%|
|Education with training||3||1.5%|
|Left the country||1||0.5%|
Pupil Premium Catch up funding
Pupil Premium catch up funding is used to support those students who start at Bottisham Village College with levels that are below the expected standard in Maths and English. This is determined by the scores that students achieve in their year 6 SATs results.
Students receive targeted, time limited interventions in Maths and English to close this gap in attainment. Interventions take place during form time and in curriculum time and are delivered by Higher level, specialist teaching assistants.
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 -