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Examination Results

GCSE Results 2018

Performance Measures

At Spires Academy we are very proud of all our students’ achievements.  There is a culture of continual improvement in recent years that has resulted in improved student performance. 

In the summer 2018 results we were delighted to see our Year 11 students rewarded for their efforts with excellent grades.  Our students have worked incredibly hard and shown resilience in a time of exam reform which caused enormous stress for all.  They were supported by our team of committed and talented staff. We are extremely proud of our school community which continues to go from strength to strength.

The unvalidated results published in October 2018 will show a significant improvement on the previous year.  However, when the final validated results are published in January, which will include all remarks and corrections, Spires Academy will be one of the most improved schools in the county if not the country.

Results for students who attended Spires Academy full time for their KS4 study (excluding those who attended the local Medical PRU and Inclusion Service) are as follows:

 

2018

Attended Spires F/T

 

Progress8

-0.03

No difference to the National Average

Attainment8

37.86

 

Eng P8

-0.49

Below National Average

Maths P8

0.1

No difference to the National Average

Ebacc P8

0.03

No difference to the National Average

Open P8

0.14

No difference to the National Average

Humanities VA Score

-0.49

Below National Average

Languages VA score

0.93

Significantly above the National Average

% EM Standard Pass 4+

47%

+16% from 2017

% English 4+

58%

+21% from 2017

% Maths 4+

61%

+25% from 2017

% Science 4+

56%

+2% from 2017

% Humanities 4+

35%

+11% from 2017

% Lang 4+

79%

+1% from 2017

 

The Vocational suite of qualifications also produced some fantastic results:

 

2018

Grade 4+ Equivalent

Business Btec

90.9%

Sport Btec

89.1%

Catering NCFE

84.6%

Health & Social Care Btec

80%

Music Btec

80%

Drama Btec

78.2%

Dance Btec

75%

Art Btec

70%

Information Technology Btec

67.6%

 

66% of our students obtained a Grade 4 in either Maths or English.

Students achieved top grades with Grade 9s in both Maths and Science and Grade 8s in Science, History and French and an A* in Italian.