Leeds West Academy

Exam Results

A Trajectory in Outcomes 

Mr Wilcocks, Academy Principal: "Congratulations to our class of 2017 who have secured some outstanding grades this year. Our total points score - the average grades - have improved upon last year. Crucially, the average grade achieved by our students has improved from a Grade D last year, to a Grade C in 2017. The proportion of young people leaving with at least one qualification has now risen to 99.5% - the best results we've seen in three years. Well done to Year 11 who have been a fantastic year group, and thank you to all of our outstanding teachers and support staff, who have encouraged and inspired our students at every step of their learning journey. "

Headlines 

Measure

LWA 

14/15 

LWA 

15/16 

LWA 

16/17* 

Overall Attainment 8 

41.17 

43.66 

42.11 

Overall Progress 8 

-0.23 

-0.37 

0.04 

English Progress 8 

-0.07 

-0.68 

-0.60 

Maths Progress 8 

0.01 

-0.46 

-0.30 

EBaac Element Progress 8 

-1.02 

-0.91 

-0.34 

Open Element Progress 8 

0.29 

0.42 

1.06 

Grade 9-4 in English and Maths 

52.1 (A*-C) 

38.6 (A*-C) 

44% 

Grade 9-5 in English and Maths 

N/A 

N/A 

22% 

Grade 9-4 English 

58.0 (A*-C) 

50.5 (A*-C) 

53% 

Grade 9-5 English 

N/A 

N/A 

34% 

Grade 9-4 Maths 

65.7 (A*-C) 

49.5 (A*-C) 

56% 

Grade 9-5 Maths 

N/A 

N/A 

31% 

Highlights

  • The Overall Progress 8 figure (0.04) is significantly higher than 2016 (-0.37).  
  • The Average Total Point Score based on each student’s best 8 subjects has improved.  This is reflected in an improvement in the average grade per student of C-.  This has improved from an average grade of a D+ in 2016.  
  • The proportion of students leaving with at least one qualification has improved compared with 2016 (99.5% compared with 97.9% in 2016). This represents a three-year positive trend in this measure (96.4% in 2015). 
  • Overall, the % of grades at A*-A has improved by almost 5% (18.4% compared with 13.6% in 2016). 
  • In 20 of the 36 comparable subjects, there has been an improvement in attainment at A*-A Grade. Most significant improvement (more than 10% improvement) has been achieved in Biology, Business, Textiles, Drama, Geography, History, Music, Performing Arts, PE (BTEC and GCSE), Physics, RE and Spanish. 
  • In 18 out of the 36 comparable subjects, there has been an improvement in attainment at A*-C grade.  Most notable improvements (greater than 10%) include Business, Technology (Construction, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Product Design), Drama, Dance, RE, PE (GCSE), Geography and Music (VCERT). Maths and English Language improved from the previous year. 
  • The Academy NEET figure released in October is 0.45%.  This means 99.55% of our Year 11 leavers are engaged in education or employment with training.  1 remaining student is being supported to secure an education or training provision through a reengagement programme. 

 

 

16 to 19 (key stage 5) results (2016)

Average grade (A-Level) D+
Average grade (Applied General) Distinction
Progress Score A-Level* 4 (Good)
Progress Score AS-Level* 2 (Outstanding)
Progress Score Applied General* 3 (Excellent)

Student retention 

(% students who reach the end of

study programme)

To be updated March 2017

Student destinations 

(% students who continue in

education or training, or move on to

employment at the end of 16-19

study).

To be updated March 2017
Progress made in English GCSE To be updated March 2017
Progress made in Maths GCSE To be updated March 2017 


*Until the government publishes progress scores we are using the ALPs quality indicator and value-added scores which compares the performance of all schools and colleges nationally.