Impressive 2016 GCSE Results for Bluecoat Academy
Impressive GCSE results and improved progess
Students at the Bluecoat Academy are today celebrating following their impressive GCSE results. Results have remained strong again at Bluecoat and outcomes are in line with those achieved last year with over 60% of students attaining A*-C in English and Mathematics, large numbers of these being awarded at A and A*. This is testament to the hard work of everyone concerned.
There were some outstanding individual performances, including:
Hannah Ghani – 11 A*grades and 1 A
Derrun Ezzat– 9 A* grades and 3 at grade A
Urvi Nandha – 6 A* grades and 6 at grade A
Sophie Boettge– 8 A* grades, 3 at grade A and 2 B’s
There have also been very pleasing improvements within subjects too. Most noticeable of these have been the outcomes in English which have built on the success of last year and are well above national averages, with more than 80% making expected progress. Results across the academy compliment the strong A’ Level outcomes we shared last week and build further our reputation for academic excellence.
Mr. Anderson, Principal at Bluecoat’s Wollaton Park campus, said, ‘we are exceptionally proud of all of our students for the hard work that they and their families have put in to achieve these results. We know that we are responsible for developing our young people into strong, confident individuals but these results are still a very welcome recognition of the hard work that many have put in whilst living out our strong Christian values. I cannot reiterate enough that our thanks and congratulations must also go to our dedicated and talented team of staff, who have guided and supported these students to such greatness.’
In previous years all schools’ and academies examination results were measured on how many students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Mathematics. From this year all students, schools and academies are measured on how much progress their students 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 students to study a broad and balanced curriculum. The Progress 8 measure is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects and is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally. As the results of all students need to be analysed to calculate this measure, this headline figure will not be available from the DfE until late September, however, Bluecoat expects that this will be very favorable for the academy and we expect to be above national average and most local schools.
Pictured (left to rght) Derun, Urvi Hannah and Sophie - a total of 34A* grades and 18A grades!