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Our most recent Ofsted report was in June 2018.

Since 2015, we have continued to build on our GCSE successes with attainment in English, Maths and Science all rising in 2017 to –

  • 4+  including English and Maths 63%
  • 4+ English 75%
  • 4+ Mathematics 68%
  • A*-C Science 52%

Further information about Academic Performance is available on our Pupil Premium review page.

Progress 8

Progress 8 is just one measure of school performance. Based on students KS2 SATs results, all students have an expected trajectory against which their GCSE results will be measured. This is the Progress 8 score. In isolation, a Progress 8 score does not tell the full story so should be used in conjunction with the Attainment 8 score and English and Maths headlines.

The Bicester School is a fully inclusive secondary school and our intake each year reflects this. In 2017 the entry points of our students were below students nationally and in 2018 this is significantly below.

Due largely to our intake of service students and students who move into the country, our percentage coverage for Progress 8 is low – in 2017 it was 89% of the year group. This means 11% of our students (those without KS2 SATs data) results did not count in this Progress 8 score and this skews our Progress 8 score significantly.

  • Progress 8: -0.28
  • Attainment 8: 43.34 (this is equivalent to an old grade C). National figure: 46 (grade C).
  • Attainment 8 for students not included in Progress 8 coverage: 48.9
  • Percentage of students achieving a grade 4+ (standard pass) in GCSE Maths & English: 65% (64% nationally).
  • Percentage of students achieving a grade 5+ (strong pass) in GCSE Maths & English: 41% (43% nationally).
Performance data: KS4
Progress 8 -0.28
Attainment 8 score 43.34
% of pupils achieving a standard pass (grade 4 or above) in English and mathematics 65%
% of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and mathematics
(up until January 2018 this was a ‘good’ pass)
41%
% of pupils entering for the EBacc 19%
% of pupils achieving the EBacc 13% (68% of those entered achieved the EBACC at TBS. Nationally only 57% of students entered achieved the EBACC)
Details of pupil destinations 100% positive destinations – 0% NEETS

 

Performance data: KS5
The progress students have made in
English and maths
English N/A
Mathematics 0.5
The progress students have made compared
with students across England, shown separately
for A levels, academic, applied general and
tech level qualifications
Academic -0.31
Applied General -1.15
Tech Levels N/A
The average grade your students get at
KS5, shown separately for A levels, academic,
applied general and tech level qualifications
Academic D+
Applied General Merit
Tech Levels N/A
Student ‘destinations’ 100% Positive Destinations

 

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