The Friary School’s results for Summer 2016 gave the school plenty to be positive about and some key areas to work on.

Headlines for Key Stage Four – Summer 2016:

 Measurement School National Average
A*-C  in English & Maths 70% 62%
5 A*-C  with English & Maths 69% 56% (2015)
5 A*-C 72% 65% (2015)
E-Baccalaureate 37% 24%
Progress 8 (P8) -0.07 0.00
A*-C in GCSE English Language 78% 60%
3 LoP in GCSE English Language 87% 69% (2015)
4 LoP in GCSE English Language 49% 30% (2015)
P8 GCSE English Language +0.09 0.00
A*-C in GCSE Maths 76% 61%
3 LoP in GCSE Maths 72% 69%
4 LoP in GCSE Maths 26% 30%
P8 GCSE Maths -0.18 0.00

The key area for development for the school from the Summer 2016 results was the Progress of Mid-Ability Pupil Premium students, especially in Maths.

In addition, we will be working on creating a more inclusive curriculum for all students; both in terms of current KS4 students through interventions and new courses, but also for the new KS4 curriculum starting in September 2017.

Headlines for Sixth Form – Summer 2016:

 Measurement School National Average
A-Level Value Added -0.01 0.00
Academic Value Added +0.02 0.00
Vocational Value Added +1.07 0.00

The key area for development for the school from the Summer 2016 results was to review the Sixth Form provision in terms of focusing the vast majority of students on three A-Levels, rather than four, and eliminating the AS route to secure a long-term focus on depth of study and a more manageable workload.

Similar to Key Stage Four, we will be working on creating a more inclusive curriculum for all students and will be offering a wider range of vocational pathways, alongside our usual A-Level qualifications.

Further Information:

For more information about the Key Stage Four results, please contact Oli Forster, Assistant Headteacher, via office@friaryschool.com.

For more information about the Sixth Form results, please contact Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, via office@friaryschool.com.