Headteacher, Elizabeth Dakin, praised the efforts of staff and students on a fantastic set of results in the summer of 2016, showing some dramatic improvements.
The key figures were as follows:
The school’s Progress 8 figure is 0.10, highlighting that pupils of Thomas Adams make above average expected progress for their level of prior attainment.
The school’s Attainment 8 score was 53.25.
71% of pupils achieved a good pass (grade C or better) in both English and Maths, a significant improvement on the figure for the previous year.
For the second year running, 35% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate, demonstrating strong performance across a suite of academic subjects, including a Modern Foreign Language. This is significantly above the national average.
69% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths – significantly above the national average and a significant rise in the school figure in a year when the national figure went down.
77% of pupils made the expected level of progress in English between Key Stages 2 and 4 (a rise of 8% on 2015), whilst the corresponding figure for Maths was 79% (a rise of 18% on 2015).
Other notable figures included 20% of all grades being an A* or A, whilst more than 10% of our students gained an A* in Maths.
With more than 40% of all grades awarded being an A* – B, this was another outstanding year at Adams College!
15% of grades were A* – A.
41% of grades were A* – B.
99% of grades were A* – E.
33 out of 36 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.
Our Average Points Score per Academic student was 773.
Our Average Points Score per Vocational student was 877.
Figures for retention, destinations and progress in English and Maths resits will be published as soon as the DfE release the required information to assist with these.