George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Our Exam results - KS4 & Post 16 (2017 - 2018)

KS4

 

Overall, 30% of GSA students achieved grades 5+ in English and Maths and 56% of students achieved grades 4+ in both subjects which is an increase on 2017. There are particularly strong performances in English where over three quarters of all students achieved a grade 4, and over half achieved a grade 5+. At a time of increased challenge and rigour it is pleasing that there were almost one hundred of the very highest grades (8 or 9), indeed there were over twenty of the extremely rare grade 9s awarded to students.

Students performed well in the traditional academic subjects such as the Sciences, Humanities and Languages and the academy is pleased to have good rates of progress in these areas. At a time of massive curriculum change nationally the commitment of the Academy to a broad and balanced curriculum was rewarded as the highly regarded Art and Music departments also once again supported students to achieve some fantastic outcomes.

The Academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) also saw a number of fantastic individual achievements:

  • Hina Nadim achieved four grade 9s, two grade 8s and an A grade
  • Sabir Saleh achieved there grade 9s and two grade 8s
  • Sadat Tajwar achieved three grade 9s, two grade 8s and two A grades
  • Shakil Uddin achieved two grade 9s, two grade 8s, one A* and two A grades.

Well done to the student leadership team who combined the requirements of their duties so well with those of academic study. Head Girl Shaakirah Khan who achieved strong pass grades in all her subjects and a grade 9 in Photography. Head Boy Jeenesh Patel achieved strong pass grades in all his subjects including four grade 8s and one A grade.

GSA is proud of many of its more vulnerable students who have overcome personal difficulties to achieve so highly and who so deserve their success and feeling of triumph. A special well done to all those who have overcome adversity in whatever form.

Adrian Price, Principal of George Salter Academy said:

"We are delighted with today’s excellent results and would like to congratulate our fantastic students for having achieved so highly. I am absolutely delighted that our students have achieved so highly given the turmoil in the current examination system. These results are testament to their hard work and dedication. I am really pleased that these results will improve the array of post 16 options available to our students many of whom have chosen to remain as part of the GSA family at our 6th Form."

 

Exams results table

Measure 2017 2018
Progress 8 -0.19 -
Attainment 8 42.40 41.80
Basics 5+ 31% 30%
Basics 4+ 52% 56%
EBacc 5+ 17% 15%
EBacc 4+ 21% 25%
Students entered for the EBacc 60% 43%
KS4 exam results 2017 - 2018

 

Student Destination 2018

Destination No of Students Percentage of Students
Salter Sixth - Year 12 116 59%
College/other 6th Form 74 37%
Apprenticeship/Training 4 2%
Unknown/NEET 2 1%
Employment 2 1%
Student destinations 2018

 

Post 16

Overall, 18% of A levels achieved top grades (A* or A) – an increase on last year’s figure - while 43% of exams were graded A* to B and more than two thirds (67%) achieved A* to C. The academy also saw an impressive 97% of exams passed at grades A* to E.

The academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) also saw a number of fantastic individual achievements with many securing places at Russell Group Universities.

  • Two students, Ria Shemar and Elisha Kaila, gained top places at Birmingham University to study Medicine, achieving two A*s and an A and A*, A and two Bs respectively.
  • Megan Haney achieved three As, gaining her a place to study Archaeology at Birmingham University.

The academy’s highly regarded Performing Arts Department also once again helped students to achieve some fantastic outcomes, with three students gaining places at internationally renowned drama schools:

  • Rohit Kumar gained a place at Guildford Conservatoire, whose alumni include the singer Michael Ball and the actor Celia Imre.
  • Jaskaran Virk and Calum Dearn will attend Italia Conti, in London Alumni include the actors Russell Brand and Martine McCutcheon.

Elsewhere, Jeevan Singh and Kieranjot Jagpal gained places at the prestigious Aston Business School achieving three As and A, B and a Distinction respectively.

Adrian Price, Principal of George Salter Academy said:

"We are delighted with today’s excellent results and would like to congratulate our fantastic students for having achieved so highly. The results are testament to their hard work and dedication. I wish all our post 16 students the very best as they enter the next rewarding stage in their lives and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of them for being so brilliant! I would also like to thank our brilliant teachers and supportive parents for their contribution to today’s success. Well done everybody!"

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"I would like to congratulate students, staff and the whole school community at George Salter Academy on these excellent results, which are testament to their hard work and determination. As a trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and the skills to succeed whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We look forward to working with the academy to build on these achievements."

In 2018, Post 16 maintained excellent exam results:

  • 97.9% - Pass rate, the National average is 97.6%
  • 23 of 26 subjects had a 100% pass rate
  • 56.6% – A* - C
  • 31% - A* B

16 to 18 performance table

The information below shows cohort, Level 3 attainment and English and Maths progress for 16 - 18 year olds.

 

Headline Measures 2018
A-Level cohort and results  
Average point score per A-Level entry (new point system) 31.81
Academic cohorts and results  
Average point score per academic entry expressed as an A-Level grade C+
Average point score per academic entry (new point system) 31.78
Applied general cohort and results  
Average point score per applied general entry expressed as a vocational grade M+
Average point score per applied general entry (new point systen) 27.47
Tech level cohort and results  
Average point score per tech level entry (new point system) 42.69
16-18 performance tables figure - Headline Measures 2018

 

 

Student Destination 2018

Destination No of Students Percentage of Students
University 105 96%
Empoyment 2 2%
Apprenticeship/Training 1 1%
Gap year 1 1%
Student destinations 2018

 

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