GCSE results, August 21, 2014

The provisional GCSE results for the trust's academies show continuing gains

Students at our three secondary academies have received their GCSE results today; a nerve wracking experience for students, families and staff. It is the culmination of many years of effort and commitment and it is pleasing to report that the trust's academies have made further gains with the Co-operative Academy of Stoke leading the way.

The highlights include:

Co-operative Academy of Stoke

  • An increase of over 12% in the proportion of students achieving 5 good GCSE grades including English and mathematics
  • A steep rise in progress measures for students especially in English
  • No gap between the performance of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and other students

Co-operative Academy of Manchester

  • Overall results consolidate the performance achieved last year when the academy was the most improved in the city
  • Results in English, additional science, religious education, art and childcare are very high
  • Students' progress in English reaches unprecedented levels

Co-operative Academy of Leeds

  • Broadly similar results to last year
  • Big rise in the proportion of students making better than expected progress while at the academy especially in English
  • Strong post 16 results for the second year running

Frank Norris, the Director of the Co-operative Academies Trust said that 'These results are a credit to the students and staff at our academies. Despite the many challenges and uncertainties they have experienced regarding the examination process they have worked solidly to achieve their best. We will wait for further information about the national picture before analysing carefully how we can make further improvements in the future'.