Achievement in the Primary Phase 2018
Primary Performance Data
Achievement at GCSE 2018
Students and staff at Swindon Academy are celebrating another very strong set of GCSE results. Results were strong on the combined English and maths measure, with 67% of students achieving a 4 or above in both subjects. Almost half of students (49%) also achieved at least a 5 in both English and maths, a significant increase on last year's figure.
In addition, 64% of students achieved five or more 9-4/A*-C grades including English and maths, under this year's new GCSE grading structure.
Students performed well at all levels. There were notable individual successes, including:
- Matt Ottley who achieved four grade 9s and four grade 8s
- Charlie Scobe who achieved three grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s
- Shannon Demelo who achieved one grade 9, one grade 8 and six grade 7s
- Shauna Gallagher who achieved eight grade 8s and one grade 7
- Nomsa Chabata who achieved three grade 8s and three grade 7s
Ruth Robinson, Principal of Swindon Academy, said:
"We are delighted to see another strong set of GCSEs today for our academy's students, reflecting their considerable efforts, dedication and drive over the past two years. These achievements are well-deserved and will provide firm foundations, particularly in the core subjects of English and maths, as students continue their studies at our Sixth Form.
"I would also like to give a special mention to our staff team, who work extremely hard each year to ensure that each and every student is able to achieve their best. These results would not be possible without their support, or that of our parents and wider school community."
KS4 2018 Performance Data
Achievement at A-Level 2018
Students at Swindon Academy are celebrating after receiving their A Level results and university offers.
For A Level and equivalent qualifications, the overall pass rate was 99.8%. For applied general courses, the academy's results were particularly strong, with 68% of entries achieving the top grades of Distinction or Distinction*.
The academy's Value Added score - which records students' rates of progress from GCSE - also remained strong, demonstrating the extra improvement made by Sixth Formers.
In addition, there were a number of individual student success stories, with the vast majority going on to university degree courses. This includes top performing students Aaron Chumber and Millie McKenzie who both obtained a total UCAS score of 240 points from a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications and have accepted university places at De Montfort and Leicester respectively to study music-related subjects. Charlotte Howse has accepted a place at Swansea University to read English Literature.
A number of students are also going to study degrees in the caring professions, including Chelsea Cameron who has a place at the University of Central Lancaster to study British Sign Language and Deaf Studies and Gita Thapa who is off to the City of London to take up a place in Mental Health Nursing.
Ruth Robinson, Executive Principal of Swindon Academy, said:
"I would like to congratulate our Sixth Formers celebrating their results today. Their sustained hard work over the past two years, and continued commitment to achieve their potential, has now paid off and this is borne out in their strong rates of progress.
"What is particularly pleasing is that so many of our students are taking up places at their university of choice and are able to move on successfully to the next stages of their lives - be that higher education, training or employment. I wish them all the best of luck for the future."
KS5 Performance Tables 2018