King James´s has an excellent academic record. Student outcomes are strong leading to 98% of students staying in education or employment with training. (National 94%).
Attainment of our Year 11 students is consistently above national average. In 2018, 51% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in both English and Mathematics, 11% 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. 32% enter the EBacc subjects and achieve an average points score of 4.47. The national figures are 35% and 3.83 respectively.
Progress 8 replaced previous progress measures for 2016, with 0 being the national average benchmark. In 2018 King James´s P8 was +0.9 compared to national of -0.01.
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 and progress for 2018 is on the national average. In the past 5 years progress was higher than the national average. This has led to strong progression in Higher Education.
See the school’s latest Department for Education performance tables.