The 2015/16 examination performances of the National Academy represented further improvement on what was already judged to be outstanding performance the previous year.
At Key Stage 4 the academy exceeded our externally set challenging 5 A*-C (including English and mathematics) target by 3%. The performance in English and maths was impressive and above national averages. In English, 80% of students made expected progress and 42% of students made above expected progress. In maths, 74% of students made expected progress and 31% made above expected progress. Whilst it is always pleasing to see the headline figures so positive, it is also important to note that strong performances were delivered throughout all the faculties in the academy including the outcomes for Pupil Premium and SEND students. This consistency can be evidenced by the academy achieving an estimated Progress 8 score of +0.29, which illustrates a performance considerably above national average.
At Key Stage 5 the academy achieved a 100% pass rate; 79% of grades were A*-C; 56% were A*-B and 36% were at grade A*/A. This significant improvement in outcomes for students meant the average A Level grade was a grade B and equates to significantly above national average performance for both academic and vocational qualifications. 100% of students wishing to go to university gained a place and the vast majority of these were first choice places.
Whilst the academy is proud that our students performed so well, we remain proactive to ensure that future years also do very well and as such constantly invest time in developing high quality teaching and learning.
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