23/08/2013 GCSE Results: Further Analysis
GCSE Results: Further Analysis
We are very proud of our GCSE results, which we announced yesterday morning: you can see them here. This is an analysis of the trends across the Federation. When 2013 national trends become available, we will add to this analysis.
With 2,050 Year 11 students, 2013 was our largest cohort ever. The data shows that our performance has continued to improve as we have grown.
92% of students at Harris Academies achieved 5A* - C grades in any subject (the 2012 national average was 83%).
72% of students at Harris Academies achieved 5A* - Cs including English and maths. This is 13 percentage points higher than the 2012 national average (the most recent available) of 59%.
We are particularly pleased that children on Free School Meals and Looked After Children at Harris Academies achieve equally high standards. This year, 69% achieved at least 5A* - Cs including English and maths. As well as outperforming the national average compared to other students on Free School Meals and Looked After Children, they are outperforming the national average for Year 11 students as a whole.
Without equivalents included, 60% of Harris students achieved at least 5 good GCSEs including English and maths. This is up from 58% last summer and considerably higher than the national average (51% in 2012).
18% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, up from 8.8% in 2012.
The data also shows that Harris students make significant progress over the course of their education:
In Maths, 79% of students made the 3 levels of progress expected by the government (in 2012 the national average was 69%). In English 76.4% of students made 3 levels of progress (national average was 68% in 2012)
Many students outpaced the progress expected by government. 43% of students made four levels of progress in Maths and 35% in English.
Once again, many congratulations to our students. We look forward to reporting on your achievements again in two years’ time when you finish Sixth Form.
22/08/2013 GCSE Results 2013
Harris Federation: GCSE Results 2013
We are pleased to be reporting another consistent and strong set of GCSE results. The highlights are:
Students in 13 Harris Academies sat for GCSEs (up from 11 Academies in 2012);
Between this year and last year, the average increase in the % of students achieving five A*-C grades including English and maths is 4 percentage points;
The average improvement for each Academy between their final year under LEA control and 2013 is 35 percentage points.
Just some of the successes of our individual Academies are:
Harris Academy Greenwich, which as Eltham Foundation School came under the leadership of the Federation in 2011, a year before it officially became an Academy, has increased its proportion of students achieving at least five good GCSEs including English and maths from 48% in 2011 to 85%. We believe it is likely to be one of the most improved schools in the country over this period;
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred has improved its proportion of students gaining five good GCSEs including English and Maths from 84% in 2012 to 93%;
At 58%, Harris Academy Peckham is now matching the national average – a very pleasing achievement for a school which was at just 11% when it opened in 2003 and was known as one of the most challenging in the country;
At Harris Academy South Norwood, the percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate has risen dramatically from 4% in 2012 to 31%. Similarly, the English Baccalaureate score is 40% at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, 30% at Harris Academy Falconwood and 24% at Harris Academy Bromley;
Our two Academies in Bromley, which both opened in 2011, continue to show significant year-on-year improvements;
In its first year of operation, the percentage of students at Harris Academy Morden achieving five or more good GCSEs including English and maths has risen by 10 percentage points compared to the final set of results received by its predecessor school;
At Westwood College, which came under Harris Federation leadership a year before it was due to become an Academy in September 2013, the proportion of students gaining five good GCSEs including English and Maths has risen from 35% to 41%. The school will open as Harris Academy Upper Norwood in September;
Our two most improved Academies this year are Harris Academy Merton, which went from 62% to 74%, and Harris Academy Purley, which went from 63% to 76%.
These improvements follow a successful set of A Level Results in which Harris Sixth Formers won places at Cambridge for Engineering, Manchester for Medicine, Nottingham for Maths and Glasgow for History.
Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said:
“For another consecutive year, we are delighted to have increased the average proportion of Harris students gaining at least five good GCSEs including English and maths. There have been some stunning successes, both at the Academy level and an individual level for the youngsters we educate.
“I would like to thank and congratulate our students, parents, teachers and leaders for their hard work and determination. We are extremely proud of them and their achievements.”