King James´s has an excellent academic record. In the Ofsted inspections carried out in December 2011, outcomes for students were judged to be ´outstanding´.
Attainment of our Year 11 students is consistently above national average. In 2016, 68% of students achieved a grade C or higher in both English and Mathematics, 5.4% higher than the national rate. In total, 64% of students also added at least a further three GCSE subjects at A*-C. All students are able to choose subjects that form the EBacc, should they wish. It is currently a non-compulsory option within our Key Stage 4 curriculum.
Progress 8 replaced previous progress measures for 2016, with 0 being the national average benchmark.
King James´s Sixth Form students also attain and progress well. Our Sixth Form admissions policy is more inclusive than many providers and, therefore, the ability profile of the cohort is very mixed. Nevertheless, pass rates remain similar to national figures. The A Level Value Added score for the school has been Significantly Positive, and increasingly so, for five academic years.
The school also uses the ALPS system of measuring progress. Both our Teaching and Value Added scores are 2 (indicating a provider in the top 25% nationally).
See the school’s latest Department for Education performance tables.