Portslade pupils earn praise for the GCSE performance

Posted On 24 Aug 2017 at 11:18 am

Pupils at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) have won praise for the school’s “significantly improved” GCSE results.

The school said: “Students, staff and parents are celebrating another year of significantly improved GCSE exam results at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), with some exceptional achievements.

“The percentage of students who achieved grades 9 to 4 in both English and maths, the new government national benchmark, was 70 per cent.

“This is projected to put PACA in the top 5 per cent nationally of similar schools.

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“Eighty-one per cent of students achieved grades 9 to 4 in maths, again likely to be in the top 5 per cent nationally.

“Similarly 76 per cent achieved grades 9 to 4 in English (top 20 per cent nationally).

“In both subjects PACA’s result is over 10 per cent above the national average.

“In many individual subjects pass rates and top grades achieved have also continued to improve.

“Across all subjects 87 per cent of students achieved at least one A*/A grade or equivalent.”

The Department for Education website includes an explanation of the new GCSE grading system and a visual guide.

It also includes details about the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures here and here.

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