Achievement, Pupil Premium & Ofsted Report
In 2019, almost 75% 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. Students excel at BVC: a third of all GCSE grades in 2019 were graded 9-7 (Equivalent of A* and A), with many students achieving a suite of results in the top 5% of students nationally. Alongside traditional academic rigour, our students perform well across a broad curriculum offer, as we support students to achieve and be enriched in an all-round manner. We are incredibly proud of the Alternative Provision we offer to some students, ensuring they leave us with the qualification, skills and mindsets required for a 21st Century Citizen.
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||.20|
|Attainment 8||Students average this grade across their best 8 GCSEs||50.82|
|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||54%|
|EBACC||% students entered||57.6%|
|Average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc.||4.7|
|EBACC 5+ Students achieving Grade 5 and above in the EBACC subjects||28%|
|GCSE subject||%of A* -A grades||%of 9-4 grades|
|Food & Nutrition||29||73|
|Vocational Qualifications||% Distinction -Pass (equivalent to A* - C)|
|Health & Social Care|
School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State can be accessed here https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/
|Total number of students||202||100%|
|- Sixth Form||132||64.3%|
|- FE College||60||29.3%|
|- Employment with trainng up to NVQ2||0||0|
|Employment without training||3||1.5%|
Pupil Premium Catch up funding 2019-20
|2019/20 Academic Year|
|Number of students in year 7||276|
|Number of students below SS100 in either reading or maths||
41 students in maths
45 students in English
• To ensure that all students make excellent progress in line with their peers
• To close the attainment gap
. 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
• An additional class group in Maths and English for lower attaining students
• 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||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|
Coronavirus Catch-up Premium
The catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Consequently, the grant is only available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
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 -