Redditch schools fare well in secondary school league tables

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MOST Redditch schools have fared well in the recently released secondary school league tables, improving on their results from last year.

Schools are measured in a number of categories, including ‘value added’, which is a statistical measure of how well pupils are helped to progress from their starting point. Anything of 1,000 or more is above the national average.

At Kingsley College, the percentage of pupils achieving five or more good GCSE results or equivalent rose from 49 per cent in 2012 to 63 per cent this year.

Its value added score rose from 978.3 to 999.9, but the points per pupil for A/AS levels dipped sightly from 807.3 to 727.6 this year.

Headteacher Stephen Brownlow said: “These are, by some distance, the best GCSE results Kingsley College has ever recorded. During the last two years the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths has increased from 39 per cent to 63 per cent and we are looking forward to another significant improvement this summer.

“I am also pleased that the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths at all the high schools in Redditch was above the national average.”

At Woodrush Community High School, the percentage of students achieving five or more good GCSE results rose from 60 to 79, value added score rose from 1006.4 to 1011.8, but again the points per pupil for A/AS levels dropped slightly, from 744.4 to 711.6.

Headteacher Chris King said: “Our academic results continue to improve as a result of the hard work of students, parents’support and quality of teaching and support staff. We have been recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted in our last two inspections.

“Last summer 100 per cent of students gained five A*-C grades, the best outcome of any Worcestershire school and the vast majority of these students gained top grades in both English and maths.

“We are equally as pleased with our sixth form results.”

At Trinity, which was named the most improved school in the country, the percentage of pupils gaining five good GCSE’s rose from 60 to 80, its value added score increased from 1012.3 to 1032.6, but the points per pupils for A/AS levels dipped slightly, from 708.8 to 677.3.

At St Augustine’s, the percentage of pupils achieving five or more good GCSE results dropped from 67 to 61, the value added score decreased, from 1002.5 to 989.6 and the number of A/AS level points per pupil dropped from 979.9 to 936.4.

Saint Augustine's is officially the best in the county of Worcestershire for the percentage of students attaining three or more A Levels and is second for the total points score per student.  

Principal Anthony Quinn said: "As ever, St Augustine’s never stands still and we are confident that another record year will be achieved in 2013. "

Prior to becoming Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Arrow Vale Community High School showed an improvement on its previous year's results.

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