Achievement in the Primary Phase 2017
At Swindon Academy, we publish test and examination scores for pupils in Year 1 (Phonics), Year 2 (Key Stage 1 SATs), Year 6 (Key Stage 2 SATs), Year 11 (GCSEs) and Year 13 (A Levels and Equivalents).
At the link below you can view in-depth data about the performance of our Primary Phase pupils in 2017 in phonics and in reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Primary Performance Data
Achievement at GCSE 2017
Students and staff at Swindon Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results which are the academy’s best ever. 66% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including a 4 or above in both English and maths – up from 61% last year.
This year, students in Year 11 took a mixture of old style GCSEs and the new reformed GCSEs in English and maths which are designed to be more challenging. The national picture is yet to emerge and it is less easy to make comparisons this year than it has been in the past. However, it is clear that Swindon Academy students have stepped up to the challenge and achieved results of which they should be very proud.
Students performed well at all levels. There were notable individual successes, including:
- Dalveen Sandhu who achieved nine A*s and one A grade.
- Megan Gallagher who achieved six A*s, two As and one B grade.
- Christina Pham who achieved four A*s, and six A grades.
- Jack England who achieved four A*s, three As and two B grades.
- Lewis Musto who achieved two A*s and seven A grades.
Three of the above pupils achieved the very highest grade possible in the new maths and English GCSEs. Megan and Jack scored 9 in maths and Dalveen scored 9 in English Literature.
Initial analysis suggests that the school’s Progress 8 score will be 0.63 – up from 0.21 in 2016. This means that, on average, every grade achieved by a pupil is more than half a grade higher then would have been achieved in schools nationally.
A number of students made excellent progress from their starting points, achieving more than two grades higher than predicted by their Key Stage 2 results. These include: Megan Gallagher, Emma Halls, Theresa Nyantakyiwaa, Chay Styles, Bianca Bressa-Severino, Geena Chem, Chloe Newbold and Lucy Regan.
Results were strong across a wide range of subjects. In maths, 16% of grades were at A* or A, showing that the academy’s tradition of academic excellence continues. Pupils made outstanding progress in maths, chemistry, health and social care, food, engineering, graphics, music, dance, drama and PE. Pupil made progress that was above the national average in biology, physics, and history, psychology and business studies. These results are an excellent foundation for next year’s Year 12 cohort. In addition, many of the students who face particular educational challenges produced results of which they can be very proud.
Ruth Robinson, Principal of Swindon Academy, said:
“Everyone is absolutely delighted with these results which are the best the academy has ever achieved. These results are a real credit to the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and I congratulate them all on their achievements.”
“These results round off a great year for Swindon Academy in which we were judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted and achieved a very strong set of A Level results. All in all, we have much to celebrate and we can look forward to the next academic year with enthusiasm and confidence.”
KS4 2017 Performance Data
Achievement at A-Level 2017
Swindon Academy are delighted to be celebrating fantastic Level 3 results for a second year running after students received their Summer 2017 results.
For A Levels and equivalents, 89% of entries were awarded A* to C grades and the overall pass rate was 99.7%. In terms of A Levels only, with more students opting for these academic subjects, the academy also saw a sustained number of top grades – 31% of grades were A* or A or B and 66% were A*-C.
There were also some excellent individual success stories, including:
- David Williams who achieved A*A*A A, in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Geography respectively and has a scholarship to study Zoology at Aberystwyth
- Jen Kent, our Head girl, achieved the highest UCAS points of 224 with D* D* in Dance Diploma and D*D* in Sport Diploma and is off to study dance at de Montfort
- Connor Ford is a real success story – he came back to the academy after leaving in year 11 to study at a different education establishment. Things didn’t work out and he didn’t feel he had the support to succeed. He re-started his A-levels at the academy and thrived gaining grades B, B, C in History, Philosophy and English Language respectively. Inspired and encouraged to apply for university he visited several places and returned so enthusiastic about Chichester that he doubled his efforts to succeed. He has exceeded the offer for Chichester and is off to study Medieval and Early Modern History.
Ruth Robinson, Principal of Swindon Academy, has said: "I would like to offer congratulations today to all our Sixth Formers receiving their results, which are testament to students' hard work and perseverance throughout the year. Likewise, these results would not have been possible if not for the example set by our excellent staff team and the support they have continued to provide our students.”
"What is particularly pleasing this year is to see the continued high quality of results from a larger A Level cohort, which demonstrates that more of our students are studying and succeeding in rigorous, academic qualifications which will open doors to them in terms of top universities and career paths."
KS5 Performance Data and Sixth Form Destinations