Students at Bath Academy in Queen Square have topped the list for value added in A-Level results in Bath & North East Somerset. The Department for Education now places more emphasis on how much schools have helped pupils make progress, and Bath Academy ranked highest of all state and independent schools in the local authority. This means that pupils at the independent sixth form college in the centre of Bath made greater improvement from GCSE to A Level than in any other local school, and well above average nationally.
Tim Naylor, Principal of Bath Academy said “This is a pivotal moment for Bath Academy as we strive for individual student success with our personalised teaching approach. Student progress has been remarkable. Although the school is not academically selective, the most common A Level grade was A*/A and three-quarters of our first-time students gained places at Russell Group universities. One re-sit student actually made an improvement of 8 grades to A*AA. We will be proud to see three of our students awarded prizes at the House of Lords in April for their achievement.”
These are exciting times for the college. With more students enrolling for academic programmes and attending Holiday Revision courses, Bath Academy has recently expanded into a second building in Queen Square. “It’s been a great start to 2018 for us. These results give us even more confidence that our way of tailoring learning to the realities of individual differences leads to ordinary young people gaining places at competitive universities and forging successful careers,” says Tim.