Data released by the Department for Education this month shows that the Aldridge Foundation sponsored academies top Brighton and Hove’s league table for how fast students improve between joining their secondary school and sitting their GCSEs.
“Value added” scores are now included with GCSE league table data released by the Department on their website. The scores measure the progress made by each student from the end of Key Stage 2 (primary school) to the end of Key Stage 4 when they sit GCSE’s, using their best eight exam results. A benchmark score of 1000 shows that students are making the national average progress in their secondary education. At schools scoring above 1000 students are consistently making above average progress.
Results for Brighton and Hove schools in 2013 were:
- Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 1017.5
- Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 1002.5
- Cardinal Newman Catholic School 1001.4
- Patcham High School 996.1
- Dorothy Stringer School 994.3
- Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 993.2
- Varndean School 966.5
- Longhill High School 961.5
- Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 958.6
- Source: www.education.gov.uk – KS4 2013 Results / Pupil Progress Best 8 VA Measure
Sir Rod Aldridge said: “These results reflect the fantastic approach of our teachers and staff, and the advantage our entrepreneurial education gives our students. Developing creativity, determination, problem-solving, risk-taking, teamwork and passion makes real difference to success in the classroom – and when our students go on to university and the world of work.”
“PACA’s leap in GCSE results last summer has already been widely recognised across the City but I would particularly like to congratulate everyone connected with BACA. Combined with the great new building and facilities we have at Falmer, these results show we are delivering a school that is making a real difference to the lives and prospects of young people in the east of the City.”