Performance Tables and Results

Summer 2016 – Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 Results


Our Progress 8 score is -0.31 overall.

53% of students gained qualifications in both English and Maths

Information in the text below is from the Performance Tables

“Progress 8 tells us how well students at The Ilfracombe Academy have progressed between the end of primary school (key stage 2) and the end of secondary school (key stage 4), compared to students in other schools who got similar results at the end of primary school. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

The average Progress 8 score for ‘mainstream’ schools in England is 0. Mainstream schools are schools that aren’t special schools or ‘alternative provision settings’ (for example pupil referral units). Most schools score between -1 and +1. If a school scores +1 and above, it shows that students made exceptionally good progress. If the score is below -0.5, the school may come under increased scrutiny and receive additional support.”

Parents can see a video explaining this in more detail by looking on the Performance Tables website

Further explanation from the school

The progress 8 measure requires a student to study “groups” or “baskets” of qualifications. If student does only 2 of 3 qualifications in the science, humanities, language group for example they will not have a recognised score in the school data for one of those qualifications. Some of our students for legitimate reasons, including their prior attainment for example, or parental preference did not do the 8 GCSE’s specified by this measure even though many of them did do 8 or more GCSEs. When the data for these students is removed from the calculation our P 8 score is 0.

We recognise that the data may be challenging to understand and we are always happy to discuss things in more detail with parents. We are an open and honest school, proud of the progress we have made and always working on further improvements.


Outcomes for all students

Progress 8 score -0.31
Average Attainment 8 score per pupil 46.01
Percentage achieving English and maths (C+) 53%
3 levels of progress English 67%
3 levels of progress maths 64%
Value added score (previous measure) 993 (up from 982)

Click here to view the GCSE results table by subject

At A level:
98.5% of students achieved at least a pass grade.

These results are a result of high expectations, good teaching and hard work from the students.  We are all very proud of our students achievements.

Destinations and Sixth Form Recruitment

– Year 11: Of the 166 in year 11 who completed the year, 113 have entered the 6th form (68%), 43 are at PETROC, 7 are in apprenticeships or with other FE/Training providers.  3 are believed to be currently NEET.
– Year 12: Of the students completing 1 year level 2 Study Programme, 2 have progressed to a level 3 courses at PETROC and 4 have remained in the 6th form to begin a level 3 study programme. Of the 52 students  half way through a two year level 3 study programme, 43 have progressed into year 13, 4 have taken up apprenticeships,  3 have switched to PETROC, 3 have not returned and their intentions are not known.
Year 13: Of 72 students completing the year, 37 have secured University places, 5 have places on foundation courses, 11 have secured  apprenticeships/employment, 7 are known to be actively seeking employment or awaiting the outcome of apprenticeship/armed forces applications , 6 have returned to the Sixth Form to repeat some courses, 3 are travelling or leaving the area.  The intentions/destination of 3 other leavers are unknown.
Post-16 Recruitment/Retention: 10 external students have entered Year 12 and a further two have entered Year 13.  As at 3.10 16 the year 12 roll stands at 123 and the year13 roll stands at 79; a sixth form total of 202. ( The equivalent figure for Oct 2015 was 165)

 School Performance Tables

To access the Department for Education  school performance tables click on the link below.


The school will be closed to students on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October and will reopen after half term in the new premises on Tuesday 31st October. Click here for full details and click here for floor plan of new school.