Bramcote College Year 11 results are the best in our history, with 63% of students achieving at least the expected standard in both English and Maths, increases in attainment at almost every level, and a rapid and substantial upward trend. We have also seen big increases both for the most able students, with a huge rise in the proportion of our students achieving the very top grades of 8 and 9 (equivalent to A*), and also our most vulnerable disadvantaged students, who have closed the gap to their peers significantly.

Although we have made significant steps in both attainment and progress, this is not evident in our ‘Progress 8’ score, the measure that the government uses to indicate progress in a range of subjects. This is due to the impact of early entry in English Literature in Year 10, the fact that almost all students studied the more higher-rated option of single sciences rather than the combined science choice, the fact that we are still awaiting results for one subject due to confirmation delays from the exam board, and the fact that we took the principled decision to make sure that we did not enter students for a large number of qualifications that would have benefitted the school score, but would have done little for the individual student. When these factors are taken into account, our progress scores show the same scale of improvement as our attainment scores. Our Attainment and Progress 8 scores will increase when the final data is published in January.

 

2018  (unvalidated)

2017

Bramcote College

Bramcote College

National

Grade 5+ in English and Maths

35

30

40%

Grade 4+ in English and Maths

64

50

64%

Grade 4+ in English

77

64

 

Grade 5+ in English

59

46

 

Grade 7+ in English

20

15

 

Grade 4+ in Maths

72

54

 

Grade 5+ in Maths

43

36

 

Grade 7+ in Maths

15

12

 

Attainment 8 score

44*

40

44.6

Progress 8 score

-0.5*

-0.55

0

Progress 8 English score

-0.2

-0.6

0

Progress 8 Maths score

-0.3

-0.6

0

Progress 8 Ebacc basket score

-0.6

-0.4

0

Progress 8 Open basket score

-0.7*

-0.7

0

*Does not include a complete set of results – the actual figure will be higher

The curriculum that we offer our students is based on meeting their needs and interests, and preparing them for aspirational courses and careers in the future, rather than maximising the school’s Progress 8 measure. As a result, our overall Progress 8 measure compared to schools nationally has been reduced by the broad range of more academic subjects that we offer to most of our students and the decision not to enter students for more subjects than they require, which would have benefitted the school’s Progress 8 score, but would have been of little benefit to students. When these factors are taken into account, our progress scores are extremely pleasing.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about how these measures are calculated, and student attainment and progress at Bramcote College.

To view our full performance tables, please click here (external link)