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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy

Exam results

It is clear that as an academy we have not only worked hard to increase the number of accreditation opportunities to our students, but we have also increased the success rate.  Student pass grades in our academy increased from 200 in 2006 to over 1000 in 2014-2015.  This success is indicative of the progress our students have made which has enabled them to take on higher level qualifications, including a greater number of Level 2 courses. Clearly a further significant achievement!  We are very proud of our students’ achievements.

During the period 2006-2012, like mainstream schools, we were able to publish the data that showed the 'Average Points Score' for a Y11 student. During that period it moved from 61.6 (2006) to 178.25 (2012).  After that time the DfE reduced the points value attributed to many of the exams at Entry Level and by 2015 this had resulted in such a decrease that to make the comparison now with mainstream has no real value.  At Bradfields we feel that this is a great shame as it has effectively disenfranchised our students.

The trend in our exam results has continued to rise showing both that irrespective of ability all our students can achieve accreditation and our more able students are achieving on par with their peers in mainstream settings.

KS2 2016-17:

The chart below shows the results of KS2 SATS tests for our primary cohort for 2016-17. Again these tests are often above the reach of our students due to their complex needs; however, 2 students demonstrated they were working at the expected standard in reading and working towards in writing.

Grade

English Reading

(Number)

English Writing

(Number)

Mathematics

(Number)

Science

(Number)

Working at the expected standard

29% (2)

0

0

0

Working towards the expected standard

0

29% (2)

0

0

Has not met the expected standard

0

0

0

100% (7)

Growing development of the expected standard

13% (1)

14% (1)

57% (4)

0

Working at the early development of the expected standard

29% (2)

14% (1)

0

0

Working at foundations for the expected standard

0

14% (1)

29% (2)

0

Below the standard of the tests

29% (2)

29% (2)

14% (1)

0

Average score in test

88

GPAS: 91

82

 

KS4

KS4

  2013

  2014

2015

2016

2017

GCSE [L1 & L2]

       58

      35

44

74

 

Entry Level & BTEC

     340

    438

509

437

 

Other[ASDAN & AQA]

       30

     114

73

20

 

Total

     428

    587

626

531

 

KS5

KS5

  2013

  2014

2015

2016

2017

GCSE  [L1 & L2]

      51

       25

56

159

 

Entry Level & BTEC

      73

      161

244

142

 

Other[ASDAN & AQA]

      37

       97

241

10

 

Total

     161

     283

541

311

 

The chart below shows how the emphasis 2006-2015 was to increase the meaningful achievement of accredited exam courses at Bradfields.  The dip in 2013 was due to the large number of courses both being devalued by the exam boards and no longer pursued by Bradfields, thus the significant drop.  The increase since 2014 shows the increased accessibility achieved in both KS4 & 5 and the success achieved.

All Results

  2006

  2007

  2008

  2009

  2010

 2011

2012

2013

2014

2015 2016 2017

GCSE

       11

       18

      12

      61

   121

  85

184

109

  60

100 233  

EL

     184

    284

    302

    355

   375

 425

463

413

599

753 579  

Other

        5

        3

    120

      78

   181

 322

335

 67

211

314 30  

Total

    200

    305

   434

    594

   677

 832

982

589

870

1167 842  

 

Quality Review & Development Report Summary:

Examination Boards state clear and unequivocal positive remarks about systems of assessment, recording, reporting, validation and secure processes.

EDEXCEL’s Report during the academic year clearly cites:

  • A robust, consistent and transparent approach to verification and the management of external assessment.
  • All quality processes are in place and effective.
  • The assessment processes are appropriate and operational throughout the organisation.
  • Learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate programmes that will : (a) meet their needs (b) enable and facilitate learning and achievement (c) enable progression.
  • The Quality Nominee [VP(C&QS)] continues to demand the highest aspirations of Quality assurance. This demand is met by excellent and dedicated staff.
  • It is always very pleasing to attend this centre.

Statments about our results

What impresses me the most of all is the variety of experiences in the arts the young people have journeyed through. In each case the work has been undertaken with real energy and spirit of enquiry.

Charles Savage [Arts Award Moderator]

ICT is entrenched in all working practices and as a special school the use of technology permeates every aspect of education. This is an e-mature school.

Brendan Walsh [NAACE ICT Assessor]

Congratulations on taking your young people through Arts Explore. We are looking to create new resources for advisers who are working with young people with learning difficulties, or who have limited communication and would like to use your model of ‘assessment through student profiles’.

Catherine Price [Education Support Officer, Arts Programmes]

‘It is … interesting to see the learner involvement in evidencing and their motivation and pride to achieve the criterion required for the qualification within their working methods’.

Miss Bridge – Edexcel 

‘An exemplary set of candidates work, a pleasure to moderate.  Thank you for your prompt submission’.

AQA 

‘This was a fascinating project which clearly developed from the candidate’s personal interest in gaming.  The candidate should be congratulated on producing a successful project’.

‘Well done on supporting 4 young people to achieve Bronze Arts Award.  Assessment was clear and accurate’. 

‘Congratulations on supporting ……. Through her Silver Arts Award.  Clearly set out portfolio accurately assessed’.

Olivia Dean Arts Award

‘This was a successful submission of CoPE candidates to be certificated at level 1.  The portfolios were organised and presented well with a good variety of suitable supporting evidence placed with the mandatory paperwork.  Congratulations to the candidates and to the staff’.

Darren Hughes ASDAN

‘The moderation was successful and all of the candidates will be certificated.  This was the centre’s first submission and congratulations are due to all concerned.  The candidates had plainly been well supported, both to contribute to the success of the event and in producing their portfolios’.

Mike Davis ASDAN Community Volunteering Award

'This is an excellent centre.  All candidates were well prepared for moderation.  They were very enthusiastic, well behaved and disciplined during all Adventurous Activites, Gymnastics, Exercises and Team Competitions.  Students were able to evaluate their own performance.'

David Griffiths Healthly Living & Fitness WJEC

'Particular good practice included the extensive use of photographs to provide a record of the learners' practical ability.'

Dr W. Green Land Studies Verification