Wednesday 18 January 2012

20% of academy GCSE results show no improvement

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The government claim that academies are a success, and this justifies forcing so called ‘underperforming’ schools to convert.

We have analysed the GCSE results for academies and found that 20% have either made no improvement, or have declined. This should be a considerable concern for the DfE and Michael Gove, yet it is never referred to.

123 academies sat pupils for GCSEs in 2009 and 2010.

21 of these academies saw their results decline from 2009 to 2010, and 4 remained the same.

When the 2011 results are released in the next couple of weeks we will analyse them and report the outcome, don’t expect to hear a balanced analysis from Michael Gove or the DfE.

The list of academies and their results are below.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College 90% 68% -22.00%
Dixons City Academy 90% 79% -11.00%
Greig City Academy 40% 30% -10.00%
Walsall Academy 61% 52% -9.00%
Oasis Academy Coulsdon 44% 37% -7.00%
Oasis Academy Mayfield 35% 29% -6.00%
Northampton Academy 40% 35% -5.00%
St Marks Church of England Academy 28% 23% -5.00%
St Aidans Church of England Academy 39% 34% -5.00%
Mossbourne Community Academy 86% 82% -4.00%
Shireland Collegiate Academy 38% 34% -4.00%
Priory Witham Academy 35% 31% -4.00%
The Harefield Academy 46% 43% -3.00%
Bristol Cathedral Choir School 78% 75% -3.00%
Barnfield West Academy Luton 54% 52% -2.00%
Folkestone Academy 27% 25% -2.00%
Midhurst Rother College 44% 42% -2.00%
Barnfield South Academy Luton 36% 34% -2.00%
Harris Academy Bermondsey 50% 49% -1.00%
Manchester Academy 39% 38% -1.00%
Djanogly City Academy Nottingham 37% 36% -1.00%
George Salter Collegiate Academy 39% 39% 0.00%
St Anne’s Academy 46% 46% 0.00%
Bradford Academy 24% 24% 0.00%
Cornwallis Academy 53% 53% 0.00%
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2 comments

  1. Serena said:

    Surely when schools/colleges see these results and statistics they should use their common sense and convert to academies, which are clearly more of a success? If schools are under performing, they need to do something about it!

    2 May 2012 at 10:41am
  2. Jane said:

    Look again at the figures. A higher percentage of academies showed a drop in results than in all schools. The academies which showed the best performance are those which were previously selective schools. 6 were previously private schools. In the table above the figures in the left hand column are for 2009. The middle column is for 2010 and the right hand column shows the DROP from 2009 to 2010.

    Surely this is a huge argument for not turning schools into academies.

    2 May 2012 at 12:15pm