For pupils and students at Key Stages 4 and 5, the rapid approach of the summer exam season seems to dominate school life. However, with the right support, we help our pupils and students to prepare themselves thoroughly, support them to cope with the mounting pressure, and coach them in the skills and knowledge they need to achieve the results they need to progress into a career path of their choice.
An introduction to Key Stage 4
With students able to complete and be externally examined for a wide range of option subjects during Key Stage 4, alongside core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, our varied curriculum and tailor-made delivery continues into Year 10 and 11. At the start of Key Stage 4, pupils can choose to pursue two more options, with History, Geography, French, German, Spanish, Computer Science, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Technology and Performing Arts accessible as part of our curriculum.
In addition to providing a supportive and caring environment that nurtures progress and maximises opportunities, home learning is particularly important to achieving results and developing an independent learning style that effectively challenges targets.
Our latest performance data
Here at Fortis Academy, we understand that there is always room for improvement and we use a range of strategies, including progress tracking, excellent teaching, high behavioural standards and positive relationship building with both parents and pupils, to set realistic targets and achieve results at Key Stage 4.
Due to the measures affecting exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, results in 2019-20 and 2020-21 were not published as performance measures by the Secretary of State. The latest exam results that were released for schools in England are from the year 2021-22, following a two-year gap since 2018-19. Please visit this link for the most recently published performance figures:
For summary reference:
The Year 11 performance figures from 2021-22 are as follows:
- Progress 8: -0.34 (compare -0.52 in 2018-19)
- Percentage of students entering EBacc qualifications: 15% (23% in 2018-19)
- Percentage of students achieving Grade 5 or above in both English and maths GCSE: 29% (23% in 2018-19)
- Attainment 8 score: 40.1 (36.5 in 2018-19)
A summary of key Sixth Form performance figures from 2021-22 follows:
Progress for academic qualifications: Not available for 2021-22 (0.09 in 2018-19)
Average attainment for academic qualifications: 35.55 points (27.16 points in 2018-19)
Percentage of students completing their main study programme in academic qualifications: Due for publication in March 2023 (86.1% in 2018-19)
Progress for applied general qualifications: Not available for 2021-22 (-0.1 for 2018-19)
Average attainment for applied general qualifications: 38.71 points (27.65 points in 2018-19)
Percentage of students completing their main study programme in applied general qualifications: Due for publication in March 2023 (94.7% in 2018-19)
English average progress: data suppressed due to a small cohort
Maths average progress: data suppressed due to a small cohort (0.36 in 2018-19)
Students progressing to education or employment: 78% (82% in 2018-19)