Examinations & Results
Examinations & Assessments
The Academy uses a wide range of assessment techniques to monitor student progress and help ensure all students continue to move forwards with their learning. In addition to classroom-based assessment and tests, at key times throughout their school journey students will take more formal mock examinations - these are a vital way of preparing them for what they will experience in their real GCSEs. They help students develop their revision skills; their time management; their emotional resilience within exam conditions; as well as their exam technique - and they provide teachers will invaluable information which we use to inform our curriculum planning in the months leading up to the GCSE exams.
The proposed timetable of examinations and assessments is below, but is subject to change to meet the needs of the Academy. Exact timetables will be published to students in the build up to each exam series.
Autumn Term 2021/22
|Year 7, 8 & 9 Assessments||22 - 26 November 2021|
|Year 11 Mock Examinations||1 - 19 November 2021|
|Year 12 Induction Tests||27 September - 1 October 2021|
|Year 13 Mock Examinations||15 - 26 November 2021|
Spring Term 2021/22
|Year 10 Assessments||3 - 14 January 2022|
|Year 12 Mock Examinations||31 January - 11 February 2022|
|Year 11 Mock Examinations||21 February - 11 March 2022|
|Year 13 Mock Examinations||14 - 25 March 2022|
Summer Term 2021/22
|Year 7, 8 & 9 Assessments||25 April - 6 May 2022|
|Year 10 Assessments||9 - 20 May 2022|
|Year 11 GCSEs||25 May - 1 July 2022|
|Year 12 Mock Examinations||20 June - 1 July 2022|
|Year 13 A-Levels||25 May - 1 July 2022|
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Government did not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020 or 2021. The Government also did not publish any national, regional, local or constituency statistics for any primary school assessments for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years.
All those working with schools and colleges, such as Ofsted, Department for Education regional teams and local authorities, should use previous data so we will continue to present 2019 data on this page as will be reflected in our Department for Education performance information found on the DFE website.
Progress8 & Attainment8 (2019 figures)
Progress8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with similar prior attainment.
Attainment8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the approved list. Each individual grade a pupil achieves is assigned a point score, which is then used to calculate a pupil’s Attainment8 score.
KS4 Results (2019 figures)
Percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of KS4 = 42%
Percentage of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) = 68%
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate at grade 4+ = 38%
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate at grade 5+ = 25%
KS5 Results (2019 figures)
KS5 results can be found on the gov.uk School Performance website.