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Examination Performance

“Based on their low starting points, most students make outstanding progress. Standards have risen from well below to above the national average since opening.” Ofsted 2013

 

Examination performance

“Based on their low starting points, most students make outstanding progress. Standards have risen from well below to above the national average since opening” Ofsted 2013

 

New performance tables from 2016 measure performance differently to previous years. The DFE has produced a short video explaining these measures which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/user/educationgovuk. Venture has a transitioning curriculum which affected its progress and attainment 8 scores in 2016. Modelling indicates that if students achieve as well in a fully transitioned curriculum that the progress 8 score was likely to be greater than +0.2.

 

Until January 2017 the following information is provisional:

 

2014

20151

2016

Progress 8

-0.15

-0.10

Attainment 8

40.88 (D)

45.13(C-)

% A*-C in  English and mathematics)

63

54

% English Baccalaureate

(restricted by courses)

9

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Based on shadow data

 

In the new Progress 8 measure, Venture students are making progress in-line with the national average. This is based on the targeted 8 subjects that make up this measure and is a transitioning curriculum throughout the academy, demonstrating a continued rising trend. Likewise the progress in attainment 8 to a C- on average demonstrates an upward trajectory by our students from 2015.

 

Venture prides itself on offering a broad and balanced curriculum and offers all students the opportunity to achieve the English Baccalaureate though recognises that students talents and interests may lay elsewhere. As a result currently the majority of students do not study all elements of the English Baccalaureate.

 

The Basics measure is rooted in attainment and does not consider students starting points.  Typically schools with similar starting points to Venture achieve 10% lower than what has been achieved by our students (see DFE Performance tables for more detail).  We are very proud that the majority of our students achieved both English and mathematics at a C grade or higher.

 

To enable a comparison with previous years it is helpful to consider Value Added indicators which represent the high level of achievement our students make while at Venture across a wide range of subjects, building a solid foundation of knowledge to take them into further education, employment and training. A score of above 1000 indicates that students have made better progress than nationally.

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Value added Best 8 Subjects

1014.7

1028.0

1022.6

1034.7

1009.9

1011.2

Value added in English

1001.8

1001.5

999.2

1004.6

1000

1004    

Value added in Mathematics

1001.8

1001.5

1000.5

1002.8

1001.4

  1000.1

 

This table highlights that Venture has a track record of ensuring that students achieve well across a broad range of subjects.

Further details of performance can be found at the DFE’s Performance Tables site. Click here to view Venture’s performance in greater detail.

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136187

 

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