Staff and Students at Shireland were celebrating another great year for GCSE and A-Level results.
Incredible Achievements at A-Level
There were many delighted Post 16 students when they came to pick up their results. Hard work over the year had paid off resulting in the highest set of results the Academy has seen since it opened its Post 16 centre in 2007 through AS, A2 and BTEC.
Students secured places at prestigious universities up and down the country including students gaining places for Medicine and Dentistry at Birmingham University.
The A*-B Grades that saw a 12% increase from last year with 55% of all students achieving an A*-B grade in their chosen qualifications. Overall 96% of students gained passes at A-Level or equivalent.
All of our Year 13s have accepted a place in higher education institutions, apprenticeships or employment.
Students this year now look forward to being based in an amazing new Post 16 Centre that opened this week with facilities which will further support them in their studies. A new 5 classroom Post 16 block with enlarged study base is now open and Shireland has its largest ever Post 16 intake.
Bucking the trend
Amidst a national background of plummeting GCSE results, Shireland saw its English results rise by 3%, with 68% of students gaining at least a C grade and 64% gaining a C grade or above in Mathematics.
Shireland is proud of the huge difference it makes to disadvantaged students; thanks to innovative pupil premium strategies the gap between those with and without free school meals was less than 4%.
Other subjects also celebrated tremendous success with many gaining 100% A*-C grades.
Phenomenal Progress at GCSE
And whilst nationally English results fell, Shireland students made greater levels of progress in English than any other Sandwell School with over 86% of students achieving the Government’s key expected progress measure and more than a third of students making better than expected progress in both English and Mathematics.
These results help support the Outstanding Ofsted judgment in every category, handed to Shireland in their last inspection. Progress for students is still significantly above the national Outstanding threshold. This year the Academy hopes to continue to build on these results and see even more success for students.
Shireland would like to congratulate students and thank all staff and families who worked so hard to support them.
Also, see the Birmingham Post analysis of Shireland and other schools.