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Significant Improvement in AET Academy GCSE Results
Standards in GCSE performances among schools in the country’s largest multi-academy sponsor network have risen significantly, according to the provisional 2013 results just published.
Based on the 24 L/AET* secondary schools established before October 2012, the proportion of students with five or more passes A*-C including English and Maths increased from 47% in 2012 to 52%. Nineteen of the 24 schools improved on their last year performances, and from this number 15 had their highest scores over the past 5 years.
- Among the biggest increases are
- Eston Park in Middlesbrough up 26% to 60%
- Everest Community Academy in Basingstoke up 19% to 53%
- The Duston School in Northampton up 13% to 63%
- Bexleyheath Academy in South East London up 10% to 61%
There were also some dramatic improvements among the more recently opened academies with Greenwood Academy in Birmingham, formerly Castle Vale School, up 16% to 53%, and Broadlands Academy in Bristol up 15% to 59%.
Our mission is ‘to inspire young people to make their best better’ and I congratulate the students, teachers, leaders and governors in all our academies across the country on their tremendous success.
Over the five years since the AET opened we have seen an average of a 4-5% annual increase in the GCSE performance of our students, which is a testament to the hard work of everyone associated with the AET. We seek to work in partnership with parents and carers to give all young people the skills and competences to have a successful life.
Whilst we understand the external examination pressures that are placed on our Headteachers and staff in our academies, results and qualifications alone are not enough.
I should like to thank every member of staff for the rich and varied range of experiences they have given to our students during the last academic year, whether they be through local, national and international visits, orchestras, plays, drama productions, study visits, science, maths, English and subject specific clubs and activities and the vast number of sporting fixtures and tours.
I am immensely proud of every one of academies and what they are achieving, and often against the odds.
David Triggs, Chief Executive Officer for the AET
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