Both Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College and Great Barr School improved on there GCSE results for the year 2010, with 55% and 45% of students respectively achieving 5 GCSE grades A*-C (incl. Maths and English), the Governments traditional benchmark target. In 2009 both schools scored 43% and 40%, showing just how much both have come on in recent years.
32% of North Birmingham Academy students for 2010 acquired 5 GCSE grades A*-C (incl. Maths and English). However comparison with the previous year is not possible due to the change in status of the school from LA to Academy. The Birmingham Local Authority average for 2010 was 55% of students achieving 5 GCSE grades A*-C (incl. Maths and English).
Just as important is the ‘Value Added’ score, which measures how much mark up there has been from Key Stage 2 (end of primary) to Key Stage 4 (end of secondary schooling). They are:
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College- 1020.6
Great Barr School- 973.1
North Birmingham Academy- 1046.2
These results are a reward for the hard work that teachers, support staff, governors and most importantly students have put in during the last year and continue to do so. Well done to all!
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Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College
Old Oscott Hill
Great Barr School
North Birmingham Academy
395 College Road