A large scale nationwide study by the University of Bristol has shown that in each of the last three years, students at All Saints RC School in York have made significant progress in the Sciences – well above the national average for comparative schools.
Unlike Government league tables, the study compares the Science Departments in schools that have very similar intakes, based on criteria including prior student attainment, degree of affluence and ethnicity. This allows direct comparisons to be made.
The survey looked at progress made from the end of Key Stage 2 through to the end of Key Stage 4, focusing on last summer’s Key Stage 4 results. Resulting data showed that students who start at All Saints with below Level 4 in Science improve their performance, on average, by more than one whole grade. Students starting at Level 4 or 5 also make a better than expected progress throughout their studies.
Peter Fairhurst, Subject Leader for Science said, “It is through the ongoing commitment and hard work of the staff and students that has made these results possible. Here at All Saints, our dedicated team strive to deliver a wide range of academic and applied courses in the sciences, giving each student the opportunity to succeed.”