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 a high level of achievement is sustained at Key Stage 4 where we have achieved higher than the national average on the English Baccalaureate in each of the last five years.

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 in the DfE performance tables

2018 – 2019

Our Key Stage 2 Results
  All Students
Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 74%
Average progress that pupils have made in Reading between KS1 and KS2 0.8
Average progress that pupils have made in Writing between KS1 and KS2 1.8
Average progress that pupils have made in Maths between KS1 and KS2 1.1
Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 16%
Average scaled score Reading 105.6
Average scaled score in Maths 106.4

 

Our Key Stage 4 Exam Results
  All Students
Progress 8 Score -0.19 (Provisional)
Attainment 8 Score 45.41
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths 36%
Percentage of pupils achieving a standard pass (grade 4+) in English and Maths 65%
Percentage of pupils who were entered into the English Baccalaureate* 60%
English Baccalaureate* average point score 3.95
Percentage of pupils who continue in education, training, or employment at end of age 16 99%

* English Baccalaureate: English, maths, two sciences, history or geography and a language.

2017 – 2018

Our Key Stage 2 Results
  All Students
Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 82%
Average progress that pupils have made in Reading between KS1 and KS2 1.9
Average progress that pupils have made in Writing between KS1 and KS2 1.2
Average progress that pupils have made in Maths between KS1 and KS2 1.2
Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 17%
Average scaled score Reading 108.0
Average scaled score in Maths 106.4

 

Our Key Stage 4 Exam Results
  All Students
Progress 8 Score 0.03
Attainment 8 Score 50.86
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths 48%
Percentage of pupils achieving a standard pass (grade 4+) in English and Maths 68%
Percentage of pupils who were entered into the English Baccalaureate* 67%
English Baccalaureate* average point score 4.64
Percentage of pupils who continue in education, training, or employment at end of age 16 99%

* English Baccalaureate: English, maths, two sciences, history or geography and a language.

2016 – 2017

Our Key Stage 2 Results
  All Students
Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 70%
Average progress that pupils have made in Reading between KS1 and KS2 0.7
Average progress that pupils have made in Writing between KS1 and KS2 2.9
Average progress that pupils have made in Maths between KS1 and KS2 0.6
Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 17%
Average scaled score Reading 105.7
Average scaled score in Maths 105.5

 

Our Key Stage 4 Exam Results
  All Students
Progress 8 Score -0.23
Attainment 8 Score 44.65
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths 36%
Percentage of pupils achieving a standard pass (grade 4+) in English and Maths 67%
Percentage of pupils who were entered into the English Baccalaureate* 56%
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate* 22%
Percentage of pupils who continue in education, training, or employment at end of age 16 100%

* English Baccalaureate: grade 5 or higher in English and maths, and grade C or higher in two sciences, history or geography and a language.

2015 – 2016

Our Key Stage 2 Results
  All Students
Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 68%
Average progress that pupils have made in Reading between KS1 and KS2 0.6
Average progress that pupils have made in Writing between KS1 and KS2 -0.6
Average progress that pupils have made in Maths between KS1 and KS2 1.0
Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 6%
Average scaled score Reading 104.8
Average scaled score in Maths 105.3

 

Our Key Stage 4 Exam Results
  All Students
Progress 8 Score 0.46
Attainment 8 Score 52.59
Percentage of pupils achieving A* – C in 5 or more subjects (GCSEs or equivalent), including English and maths. 66%
Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C in English and maths 70%
Percentage of pupils who were entered into the English Baccalaureate* 55%
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate* 33%
Percentage of pupils who continue in education, training, or employment at end of age 16 99%

* English Baccalaureate: grade C or higher in English, maths, two sciences, history or geography and a language.