We've taken a top national position for our A-Level results
Beaconsfield High School now sits in the top 15% of schools nationally for its A-Level outcomes compared with almost 3,000 other schools and colleges in the UK, according to school data analyst Alps.
The data specialist announced the school’s Outstanding Progress achievement as part of its three-year comparison of Key Stage 5 student performance in 2,817 schools and colleges. As well as providing end-of-year analysis, Alps also studies within-year results and outcomes to help provide a framework for current and future students. It uses national statistics, including whole school, subject and student specific data, to inform intervention planning and strategies for improvement.
Rachel Smith, Headteacher, comments: “The increased use of data in schools has transformed the education experience, ensuring we can maximise the potential of each and every student, and ultimately help them attain progress. Our A-Level results continue to be cause for celebration and great pride for us and the 2018 Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress is the icing on the cake. We work with Alps to help determine realistic but aspirational targets for our students, whilst monitoring achievements and issues throughout the year to allow us to activate our intervention programmes if and when needed.
“While we do work towards remarkable results, our Director of Sixth Form and her team also focus heavily on preparing our students for their next steps, from providing great careers advice and pastoral support, to inviting a whole host of external speakers and experts to share knowledge. The annual Further Education & Futures Fair is a perfect example of this, taking place on Thursday 7th February and including a number of leading universities and apprenticeship providers, as well as talks on the UCAS process and student finance.”
Students taking their A-Levels this summer are expected to achieve great things once again, and 8 students with exceptional predicted grades have recently received Oxbridge offers following a rigorous application and interview process, as well as many more patiently waiting to hear of their university offers from the Russell Group and other universities.