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Year 11 Summer Results 2022 – City Academy achieves their best GCSE results ever!  

City Academy were delighted to celebrate achieving their best GCSE results ever in the Summer 2022.

Despite the national trend of falling grades, our Year 11 cohort were rewarded for their hard work by achieving higher than last years performance, where grades were assessed and awarded centrally.

Pupils overall progress above the National Average from Key Stage 2 (Year 6) to Key Stage 4 (GCSE), with an average Progress 8 score of 0.41. 59% of students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and Maths, which is up 9% from last year. City Academy also celebrated a 13% increase of students achieving grades 9-5 in English and Maths.  

Our Maths department performed strongly, along with our English department who secured their best results ever. CAB were also able to celebrate other subjects such as Combined Science, Photography, Spanish, Catering, and all Humanities subjects securing positive Progress 8 scores within their faculty areas.

City Academy is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive academy that serves the centre of Bristol. We are proud to boast over 56 different languages spoken across our learners, which is reflective of the learners, families and community we serve. City Academy are committed to providing our learners with the best education possible to best enhance their prospects and opportunities.

Well done to our Year 11 learners, CAB staff and their families for their hard work!

Year 11 Summer Results 2019

We are pleased to announce our best ever set of summer results for Year 11. Students achieved 54.4% 9-4 Basics (both English and Maths) for a ‘standard’ pass. This is an increase on last year from 43.0%.

28.9% of students achieved a strong pass in both Maths and English.

The government has introduced a new measure called Progress 8. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. The new performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will attract additional points in the performance tables.

The City Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.32 which places us well above the national average and 5th in Bristol behind Colston Girls School, Redland Green School, St Mary Redcliffe and Bristol Cathedral School. The average Attainment 8 score was 38.71. The Progress 8 score for Maths was +0.78, with only Colston Girls School scoring higher in Bristol.

Modern Foreign Languages, RE, Photography, Business, Sport, History, Health and Social Care and English Literature also performed strongly.

The GCSE performance of our Academy can be compared to any other school, locally or nationally, using the Department for Education website: School and College Performance Tables.

52 students were entered for all the subjects required for the Ebacc and 16 of these students achieved it, representing 14% of the cohort compared to 4.9% last year. Changes to our curriculum mean that this number will increase each year for the next three years with more students studying a language and humanities.

Jon Angell, Principal said: ‘These results represent another year of excellent improvement at the Academy. More students than ever have left with good passes in both English and Maths and I am extremely proud of the progress that students have made which puts us 5th in the city. Students at the City Academy make nearly 1 grade of progress more than the national average in Maths. The majority of subjects make more progress than the national average and that is down to the hard work of all students and staff.’