Examination Performance

Bede Academy’s vision is for excellence in three areas: in character, in community life and academically.  The Academy encourages each student to develop a strong and purposeful work ethic, seek their personal best and to put their unique gifts to good use.  We believe that these underlying principles will provide a solid foundation for a successful and fruitful life.  Our aim is to raise the aspirations of our students, opening their minds to a world of possibilities.

As a 3-19 Academy we have responsibility for the academic achievement of many of our students throughout their whole school life.  The Academy has made good progress academically: our Key Stage 2 results are outstanding and at Key Stage 4 we have achieved higher than the national average on the English Baccalaureate in each of the last four years as well as achieving an outstanding Progress 8 figure of 0.62.

The students at Bede are encouraged to build their character and to recognise their own responsibility in studying, revising and aiming high.  Bede offers a wealth of opportunities, both academically and extracurricular; students are taught that individually they have something to contribute to the community of the Academy and to the wider community.  We accept that children make mistakes and place great emphasis on learning from these mistakes through reflection on what has gone wrong and the rebuilding of relationships, allowing learning to continue.

We believe strongly in the firm foundation of the ‘tripod’ of student, parents and school.  If each member of this tripod plays its part, it is our experience that students flourish.  Parental support is key; we expect parents to play their part in their child’s education by taking an active interest in their work, attending Parents’ Evenings and ensuring that their child attends the Academy.  Where the relationship between home and school is strong, children feel secure and are able to achieve their personal best.  It remains our belief that every child has it within themselves to achieve far beyond that which they think possible.

Examination Results

A full and comprehensive analysis of the Academy’s examination results and progress measures, along with a variety of other attainment and assessment data, can be found at:

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=135619

For analysis of exam results from previous years, go to:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/archive/index.shtml

2015 – 2016

Key Stage 2 (90 students)

Achieving expected standard in Reading: 79%

Achieving expected standard in Writing: 81%

Achieving expected standard in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: 86%

Achieving expected standard in Maths: 84% Achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths: 68%

Achieving a higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths: 6%

Average progress in Reading: 0.62

Average progress in Writing: -0.65

Average progress in Mathematics: 1.04

Achieving high level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths: 6%

Average scaled score in Reading: 104.8

Average scaled score in Mathematics: 105.3

Average Scaled Score in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: 105.9

2014 – 2015

Key Stage 2 (89 students)

Achieving level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths: 85% Achieving level 5 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths: 33%

Achieving Level 4 or above in Reading: 91% Achieving Level 4 or above in Writing: 93% Achieving Level 4 or above in Maths: 90%

Achieving Level 5 or above in Reading: 63% Achieving Level 5 or above in Writing: 43% Achieving Level 5 or above in Maths: 46%

Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Reading: 92% Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Writing: 96% Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Maths: 85%

2013 – 2014

Key Stage 2 (90 students)

Achieving level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths: 84% Achieving level 5 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths: 23%

Achieving Level 4 or above in Reading: 94% Achieving Level 4 or above in Writing: 89% Achieving Level 4 or above in Maths: 91%

Achieving Level 5 or above in Reading: 61% Achieving Level 5 or above in Writing: 30% Achieving Level 5 or above in Maths: 54%

Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Reading: 92% Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Writing: 88% Making expected progress (2 or more levels) in Maths: 88%

 

2015 – 2016 GCSE (174 students)

Students entered for the English Baccalaureate: 55%

5 A*-C including Maths and English: 66% 5 A*-C: 70%

Progress8 score: 0.47

Attainment8 score: 52.45 (C+)

Achieving a good pass in English and Mathematics: 69%

Achieving the English Baccalaureate: 33%

Expected progress in English: 80% Expected progress in Maths: 76%

2015-2016 Key Stage 4

Destinations: Sixth Form 46%, Education Elsewhere 42%, Employment 2%, Apprenticeship/Training 8%, NEET 0%, Unknown 2%.

Outstanding students

Imogen Pollard (6A*, 4A), Noel Walker (4A*, 5A), Sally Dobson (4A*, 6A), Alexander Dodds (6A*, 2A, 2B), Thomas Marshall (3A*, 6A, 1B,), Courtney Dawson (3A*, 5A, 2B), Niamh Thirwall (1A*, 6A, 2B), Daniel Collins (2A*,4A, 4B), Carl Bradley (1A*,6A,3B).

A-Level (73 students)

Progress: Level 3 Value Added Score -0.15 (Academic -0.10, Applied General 1.09)

Attainment: Achieving at least 3 A* to E (including equivalences): 95% Achieving at least 2 A* to E (including equivalences): 100%

English and Mathematics progress: Level 3 Value Added Score (English): 0.57 Level 3 Value Added Score (Mathematics): -1.17

2015-2016 Key Stage 5

Average grade at Key Stage 5: C (Academic C, Applied General Dn*, Tech Level Dn*)

Retention: 97% (Academic 97%, Applied General 89%, Tech Level 90%)

Destinations: University 78%, College 4%, Employment 7%, Apprenticeship 7%, GAP Year 0%, Training 1%, Resit A2 1%, NEET 0%, Unknown 1%.

 

Outstanding students

Claire Brown (AAA), Stephanie Cullum (AAA), Lewis Dunsmore (AAA), Elenore Gibson (AAA), Naeve Herridge (AAB), Kirsty Routledge (AAB), Eleanor Marshall (AB (BC))

 

2014 – 2015

GCSE (176 students)

5 A*-C including Maths and English: 66% 5 A*-C: 74% 5 A*-G: 99% 8 A*-C: 54%

English Baccalaureate: 29% Expected progress in English: 76% Expected progress in Maths: 88%

Outstanding students

Kirsty Routledge (7A* 4A), Matthew Douglas (7A* 3A 1B), Claire Brown (6A* 4A 1B), Stephanie Cullum (5A* 6A), Evie Clark (5A* 5A 1B), Lewis Dunsmure (5A* 5A 1B), Elenore Gibson Thompson (5A* 3A 2B), Katie Barratt (3A* 8A), Matthew Hunter (5A* 4A 2B), Rebecca Douglas (3A* 7A 1B).

A-Level (57 students)

% of A Level grades A*, A and B: 35% % of A Level grades A* to C: 72% % of A Level grades A* to E: 99%

% of BTEC grades Distinction* and Distinction: 79% % of BTEC grades Distinction* to Merit: 100% % of BTEC grades Distinction* to Pass: 100%

Outstanding students

Joseph Woods (1A* 2A), Ashleigh Charlton (2A 1B), Demi Gornall (2Distinction* 1Distinction), Jonathan Lyttle (1Distinction* 2Distinction), Christopher Haley (1A 2B), Connor Herridge (1A 2B), Bethany Purvis (1A 1B 2C)

2013 – 2014

GCSE (176 students)

5 A*-C including Maths and English: 51% 5 A*-C: 63% 5 A*-G: 99% 8 A*-C: 47%

English Baccalaureate: 30% Expected progress in English: 66% Expected progress in Maths: 73%

Outstanding students

Chloe Henderson (7A* 4A), Oliver Baron (5A* 6A), Heather Craddock (5A* 6A), David Fairbairn (6A* 2A 3B), Jordan Thompson (3A* 7A 1B), Katherine Finnemore (2A* 7A 1B), Jasmine Thompson (4A* 5A 1B 1C), Matthew Whitehead (2A* 8A 1B).

A-Level (78 students)

% of A Level grades A*, A and B: 52% % of A Level grades A* to C: 75% % of A Level grades A* to E: 100%

% of BTEC grades Distinction* and Distinction: 71% % of BTEC grades Distinction* to Merit: 93% % of BTEC grades Distinction* to Pass: 100%

Outstanding students

James Swann (3Distinction* 1Distinction), Jack Herron (1A* 3A), Jessica Long (4A), Matthew Coulson (3A 1B), Liam Maddison (1A* 1A 2B), Ryan Chipperfield (3Distinction*), Elizabeth Cape (3A), Jamie Brown (2A* 1B), Natalie Wall (2A* 1B), Jonathan Brown (1A* 1A 1B), Nicole Davis (2Distinction* 1Merit), Stacey Hood (2Distinction* 1Merit), Jessica Kelly (1A 1B 1Distinction*), Sarah Lowther (1C 2Distinction*)