Year 11 students 2015/16 Achieve Best Results Ever for Castleford Academy!​

We are delighted to report that Castleford Academy Y11 students 2015/2016 achieved an absolutely fantastic set of results.  In fact, our students have achieved the best ever results for Castleford Academy.  A record breaking 71% of our students achieved A*- C in both English and Maths. Furthermore, 71% also achieved the 'gold standard' of a minimum of 5 A*-C including English and Maths (which must contain a further GCSE subject and a maximum of two vocational results). The headteacher George Panayiotou beamed, "We are very proud of their achievements.

Every year the students' work ethic and determination to succeed increases which has led to these record breaking results. The achievement is even more special as nationally assessment becomes more challenging.  Our English and Maths results bucked the national trend too with 80% of our students achieving an A*-C in English Language and 77% achieving an A*- C in Maths. 

The national figures are 60.2% and 60.1 % respectively. I must also take this opportunity to thank staff for their continued hard work. The headline figures do not highlight the most important aspect of the results; the progress students make from their starting points.  Based on this measure, the Academy is one of the highest performing schools in Yorkshire. The Chair of Governors Bill Clift (MBE) added "We wish all year 11 students every success in the future and thank parents for their support over what has been a very successful year."

Other highlights for Year 11 2015/2016

Progress 8 score 0.68

Attainment 8 score 5.34 (C+)

5 A*-A's grades 20%

English 3 Levels of progress 89% 4 levels of progress 33%

Maths 3 Levels of progress 76% 4 levels of progress 34%

Science (Core) 3 levels of progress 83% 4 levels of progress 44%

Science (Additional) 3 levels of progress 80% 4 levels of progress 44%

Over 75% A*- C GCSE Subjects - Maths, English, Science Core, Science Additional, Spanish, French, IT, Food, PE, Electronics, German, Polish, Russian, Graphics, Textiles, Music, RE, Further Maths

Over 90% A* - C equiv. Non GCSE subjects – BTEC Sport, BTEC Engineering, BTEC Construction, CIDA, ECDL, Health & Social Care, BTEC Art, BTEC Science, BTEC Music, BTEC Media