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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy

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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 Year 11 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.

Key Stage 2

SATS these tests are often above the reach of our students due to their complex needs, and therefore, Key Stage 2 students are disapplied from the Key Stage 2 SATS.

To obtain further information about the following:

  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  • Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
  • Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
  • Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  • Pupils’ average scaled score in the reading test
  • Pupils’ average scaled score in the maths test

Please follow the below link:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140701/bradfields-academy/primary

Key Stage 4

KS4

2016

2017

2018 2019 2020

Level 2 & GCSE Courses

72

39 34 34 35

Non-GCSE Level 1 Courses

20 48 44 39 11

Entry Level

437

404 362 371 260

Total

529

491

440 444 306

Key Stage 5

KS5

2016

2017

2018 2019 2020

Level 3

0 0 0 1 0

Level 2 & GCSE Courses

149

76

75 79 72

Non-GCSE Level 1 Courses

10 163 230 169 108

Entry Level

132

87 150 75 136

Total

291

326

455 324 316

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

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Level 3 Courses

0 0 0 1 0

Level 2 & GCSE Courses

221 115 109 113 107

Non-GCSE Level 1 Courses

30 211 274 208 119

EL

569 491 512 446 396

Total

820 817 895 768 622

For more information regarding the following:

  • Progress 8
  • Attainment 8
  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4
  • Percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate
  • Percentage of students staying in education or employment after Key Stage 4 

Please follow the link below:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140701/bradfields-academy/secondary

For more information regarding the exam results for each department, please click on the accordion below:

Subject Exam Results 

English & Drama
 

WJEC Additional English Award Units
  Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3 Level 1 Total
2016 1 13 16 0 28
2017 0 16 22 0 38
2018 25 85 53 24 163
2019 0 46 55 37 138
2020 0 60 79 0 139
2021 0 46 40 0 86

 

GCSE English Language

 

Grade

8/9 

7

 6

5

4

3

2

1

Total
2017 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 24 29
2018 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 8 25
2019 0 0 0 0 2 4 21 27 54
2020 0 0 0 0 9 23 11 0 43
2021 0 0 0 3 8 15 15 3 43

 

GCSE English Literature

 

Grade

8/9

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

Total
2017* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 21
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
2020 0 0 1 0 8 12 6 0 27
2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*No students entered

AS/A Level English Literature
Grade A* A B C D E Total
2018* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2020* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

Maths 

Maths Edexcel Entry Level
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2017 7 11 20 38
2018 21 17 7 45
2019 21 29 21 71
2020 12 17 36 65

 

Maths Functional Skills
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Level 1 Level 2 Total
2016 19 26 19 3 0 67
2017 10 30 19 1 1 59
2018 15 20 11 0 0 46
2019 23 20 27 0 0 70
2020* 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Course no longer run.

Managing Personal Finance
  Level 1 Total
2017 38 38
2018 24 24
2019 18 18
2020 4 4

 

Employability
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2016 0 3 6 9
2017 0 5 5 10
2018* 0 0 0 0
2019* 0 0 0 0
2020 10 8 0 18

*No students entered.

Business Studies
  Level 1 Total
2018 1 1
2019* 0 0
2020* 0 0

*No students entered.

Ascentis Awards Entry Level 1
  Award Extended Award Certificate Total
2020 0 22 3 25

 

Ascentis Awards Entry Level 2
  Award Extended Award Certificate Total
2020 0 31 0 31

 

Ascentis Awards Entry Level 3
  Award Extended Award Certificate Total
2020 11 13 0 25

 

Ascentis Maths Awards Level 1
  Award Extended Award Certificate Total
2018 10 0 0 10
2019 21 0 7 28
2020 0 5 3 8
 
Foundation GCSE
Grade 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Total
2017 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 9

Science & Land Studies 

WJEC Entry Level Science Today  
                                             Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3  
  Award Certificate Award Certificate Total
2016 1 18 0 10 29
2017 6 15 0 14 35
2018 2 12 0 11 25
2019 0 13 1 20 34
2020 4 14 0 8 26
2021 0 25 0 12 37

 

Edexcel Land Based Studies
  Level 1 Award Level 1 Certificate Level 1 Diploma Total
2016 5 15 0 20
2017 9 3 2 14
2018 7 10 1 18
2019 1 7 1 9
2020* 0 0 0 0
2021 3 1 4 8

 *No students entered.

Edexcel Horticulture
  Entry 2 Total
2018 4 4
2019* 0 0
2020 2 2

 *No students entered.

Computing 

 

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 3

Level 1

Total
2017 0 38 13 51
2018 0 34 20 54
2019* 0 0 0 0
2020 17 17 29  

 *No students entered.

 Functional Skills

 

Entry Level 1

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 3

Level 1

Total

2017 0 14 15 0 29
2018 0 12 9 0 21
2019 0 26 23 0 49
2020 0 0 1 0 1

iMedia

                                iMedia Level 1

iMedia Level 2

 

 Pass  

Pass

2017

1 3
2018 4 3
2019* 0 0
2020** 0 0

*No students entered.

**Course no longer run.

Cambridge Technical

Level 2 Cambridge Technical

Level 2 Cambridge Technical (Extended Certificate)

 

 Pass  

 Merit  

Dist

 Total  

 

Level 2

2017 7 3 3 13 5
2018 5 0 0 5 5
2019 8 1 0 9 2
2020 10 0 0 10 3

Level 1 Project

 

A*

A

B

C

Total

2017 0 0 2 0 2
2018 0 0 1 0 1
2019 1 1 0 0 2
2020 1 2 4 0 7

Level 2 Project

 

A*

A

B

C

Total

2017* 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 1 1 2
2019* 0 0 0 0 0
2020* 0 0 0 0 0

*No students entered. 

Enterprise : Asdan AOPE / COPE

 

 AOPE L1

COPE 

 Total 

2017 6 22 28
2018 1 21 22
2019 1 17 18
2020 0 20 20

Humanities, MFL & RE 

Entry Level Geography
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2018 0 1 3 4
2019 0 0 10 10
2020 0 1 1 2

 

Entry Level History
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2018 0 1 27 28
2019* 0 0 0 0
2020 0 2 3 5

*No students entered.

Entry Level French
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2017 0 5 6 11
2018* 0 0 0 0
2019* 0 0 0 0
2020* 0 0 0 0

*No students entered.

Entry Level RE
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2018 0 4 23 27
2019 0 7 19 26
2020 0 17 4 21

 

Functional Skills Chinese Mandarin
  Level 1
2018 1
2019* 0
2020* 0

 *No students entered.

ASDAN Certificate History (KS5)
  Pass
2018 6
2019 11
2020 5

 

ASDAN Certificate Geography (KS5)
  Pass
2018 6
2019 5
2020 2

 

GCSE RE

 

 

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1
2018* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0

*No students entered.

GCSE History
  9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
2020 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

PE 

WJEC Entry Pathways – Healthy Living and Fitness
  Entry 2 Entry 3 Total
2017 11 16 27
2018 10 17 27
2019 23 15 38
2020 9 13 22

 

Acentis Healthy Living
  Level 1 Level 2 Total
2017 25 18 43
2018 17 18 35
2019 24 14 38
2020* 0 0 0

*Test was deferred due to Covid-19. This is due to be completed in 20/21.

 

BTEC Sport and Active Leisure
  Entry 3 Level 1 Total
2016 16 10 26
2017* 0 0 0
2018 0 11 11
2019 0 10 10
2020 0 12 12

 * This is a two year course to be completed in 2018.

 

Sports Leadership
  Level 1 Level 2 Total
2017 2 3 5
2018 15 6 21
2019 10 0 10
2020 13* 0 13

 **The course was deferred to next year due to Covid-19.

 

ASDAN Sports and Leisure (Short Course)
  Pass Total
2017 10 10
2018 26 26
2019 10 10
2020 13 13

PSHCE, Life Skills & Citizenship 

Entry Level PSHCE
  Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3 Total
2016 0 12 15 27
2017 0 9 15 24
2018 3 11 16 30
2019 2 13 13 28
2020 2 14 11 27

 

Entry Level Child Care
  EL1 EL2 EL3 Total
2016 1 4 0 5
2017 0 2 0 2
2018* 0 0 0 0
2019* 0 0 0 0
2020** 0 0 0 0

* No students entered.

** Course no longer run.

BTEC Level 1 Course in Health and Social Care
  Pass
2020 1

 

British Safety Council Entry Level 3 Workplace Hazard Awareness Course
  Pass
2016 21
2017 19
2018 22
2019 19
2020* 0

* Course No longer Run

ASDAN Skills for Life
  Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3 Total
2018 0 8 8 16
2019 0 40 0 40
2020 7 18 0 25

 

ASDAN Volunteering Short Course
Credits Achieved
  1 Credit 2 Credits 3 Credits 4 Credits 5 Credits 6 Credits Total
2018 1 7 6 0 2 0 16
2019 0 1 2 4 3 0 10
2020 0 10 0 0 1 7 18

Technology 

 

Entry Level Resistant Materials

  EL1 EL2 EL3

2016

0

0

7

2017 0 0 4
2018 0 0 4
2019* 0 0 0
2020* 0 0 0

*Course no longer run.

 

GCSE Resistant Materials

  A B C D E F G

2016

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2017* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
2019** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* No students entered.

** Course no longer run.

Entry Level Electronics & Control Systems

  EL1 EL2 EL3

2016*

0

0

0

2017 0 1 0
2018 0 1 6
2019** 0 0 0
2020** 0 0 o

*No students entered.

**Course no longer run.

BTEC Construction

  EL3 L1 Award L1 Certificate L1 Extended Cert L1 Diploma

2016

0

3

8

0

0

2017 0 7 4 1 0
2018 0 4 1 8 0
2019 0 9 11 0 0
2020 0 2 11 0 0

 

Edexcel Home Cooking Skills

  Level 1 Level 2

2016

16

9

2017 10 15
2018 22 16
2019 19 22
2020 0 15

 

Acentis Level 2 Food Safety

  Level 1 Award
2017 6
2018 1
2019* 0
2020* 0

 *Course no longer run.

WJEC Entry Level Pathways Textiles

  Entry Level 2 Entry Level 3
2017 2 2
2018 1 1
2019 0 4
2020 0 4

The Arts 

Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts
  Level 1 Award Level 1 Certificate Level 1 Diploma

2015

1

12

0

2016

4

4

1

2017 0 5 1
2018 5 1 0
2019* 0 0 0
2020 0 2 0
2021 1 8 0

*No students entered. 

WJEC Entry Level Art & Design

 

 

 

 

   
  Entry Level 2 Award Entry Level 3 Award Entry Level 2 Certificate Entry Level 3 Certificate Entry Level 3 Diploma

2019

3

7

7

8 1
2020 5 5 2 16 2
2021 3 10 3 8 24

 

Edexcel BTEC Art & Design
  L1 Award L1 Certificate

2015

4

1

2016

4

2

2017 3 0
2018 3 0
*2019 0 0
*2020 0 0

*Course no longer run.

Edexcel BTEC Art & Design
  Bronze Silver

2015

4

1

2016

10

0

2017 6 2
2018 6 1
2019 3 1
2020*    

*Awaiting results. 

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