Department of Education Performance data -
2016 Exam Results
This summer's results saw Top Valley Academy above the floor
target for the two key government measures: students' combined A*-
C attainment in English and maths, as well as the new Progress 8
measure. One of the things that Top Valley has always prided
itself on is our inclusive attitude, meaning it embraces students
with a wide range of abilities from high to low.
In previous years examination results were measured on %
students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and
Mathematics. From this year, all students, schools and academies
are measured on how much progress their students make from their
achievement in Year 6 [Key Stage 2] to when they complete their
exams at the end of Year 11 [Key Stage 4]. This is known as
Progress 8 and is a measure of progress compared to all other
students nationally. This headline figure will not be
available from the DfE until later in the year.
2016 Exam Performance:
91% of all students secured 5 or more GCSEs or equivalent
qualifications including English and Maths
61% of students achieved or exceeded the expected 3 levels of
progress in English
56% of students achieved an A* - C in English
48% of students achieved or exceeded the expected 3 levels of
progress in Maths
49% of students achieved an A* - C in Maths
43% of students secured A*- C in both English and Maths
35% of entries achieved the
English Baccalaureate, 11% of pupils
A particular well done to:
Navjot who obtained 15 A*- C including 5 A*- A grades
Janet who achieved 13 A*- C including 8 A*-A grades
Sam who achieved 13 A* - C including 5 A* - A grades
Jack who achieved 13 A*- C including 4 A*-A grades
Libby who achieved 12 A*- C including 7 A*-A grades
Kiran who achieved 11 A*- C including 8 A*- A grades
Elle who achieved 10 A*- C including 5 A*- A grades
Amy who achieved 11 A*- C including 5 A*- A grades
Shania who achieved 11 A*- C including 4 A*- A grades
2015 Exam Results
(Please note these results are subject to change pending
This year's results, show that Top Valley Academy
continues to go from strength to strength. The increase in the
number of students getting A* to A and A* to C grades is
testament to the hard work of both students and
A particular well done to Lizavetta who achieved 11 A*- C
and 9 A*- A grades, Bryony who obtained 11 A*- C and 6 A*- C
grades, Anisah who achieved 11 A*- C and 5 A*- A grades, Chloe who
achieved 11 A*- C grades, Claire who achieved 10 A*- C and 6 A*- A
grades, Skye who achieved 10 A*- C and 5 A*- A grades and, Maegan
and Sam who achieved 10 A*- C and 4 A*-A grades.
The Acadamys Performance
& Self Evaluation documents have been published on the
website and can be found from the Parent Information dropdown.
2014 Exam Results
In a year of intense national
turbulence in terms of GCSE and Vocational
qualifications we congratulate our Year 11 students who achieved
82% of students achieved A* - G or above in 5 of more
44% of students achieved at least the minimum expected levels of
progress in English between KS2 and KS4.
41% of students achieved at least the minimum expected levels of
progress in maths between KS2 and KS4.
32% of students achieved A*- C in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or
more subjects, including English and maths.
'Students and staff worked
tirelessly to secure these results and I would like to thank all of
our parents/carers for their continued support of the
Mr Peter Brown - Academy
2014 saw significant changes to the examination system in
England. These changes make it very difficult to make year on year
comparisons. Indeed the DfE has said
that "The changes that have been implemented
in 2013/14 have had an impact across all types of schools and it
means that it is not possible to make direct comparisons between
2013/14 results and earlier years."
As ever, the school remains absolutely focused on the
achievement of its students. Our current Year 11 students are
working with great enthusiasm and determination towards their 2015
examinations. Revision sessions are already well under way and
these include Saturday sessions which demonstrates the commitment
of everybody involved.
2013 Exam Results
Another Year of Exam Progress for TVA!
Department of Education Performance data - please click
Top Valley Academy is celebrating another set of positive
results in 2013 following the great leap forward of 2012.
45% of our students achieved 5+A*-C grades (including English
and Maths) our second highest results ever.
As expected, given the national picture and the fact that grade
boundaries have been raised, particularly in English, results are
lower than our best ever results achieved in 2012.
However, given that the target range for this particular year
group was between 39% and 42%, we are delighted that our students
have exceeded their target grades. Overall, results
therefore compare very favourably with the previous year.
Top Valley Academy Principal, Peter Brown, writes, "Given that
even the exam regular (Ofqual) has conceded that, due to the
changes in marking and assessment in 2013, year on year comparisons
are very difficult, we are very pleased to have maintained our
positive momentum. What we do know is that we have very secure
teaching in the school, particularly in English and Maths, and a
superb learning culture. We are therefore set very well for
A number of students have achieved outstanding results.
In particular our congratulations go to:
2 x A*, 8 x A, 2 x B
1 x A*, 7 x A, 2 x B
4 x A*, 3 x A, 2 x C
1 x A*, 5 x A, 2 x B
1 x A*, 4 x A, 5 x B
6 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C
5 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C
There are, of course, many success stories in 2013, at all
We are especially proud of the fact that 97% of our students
Year 11 leavers have confirmed destinations into Further Education,
Training or Employment, well above the national and local averages.
This means that a very high proportion of our students leave the
Academy with positive futures.
Congratulations to all our students and staff for another set of
very positive and pleasing results.
We look forward to another year of great progress and
achievement in 2014!
Staff and students at Top Valley School & Engineering
College are celebrating after publication of the school's best ever
Results released on August 23 revealed 57% of students
achieved the key government measure of 5+ A*-C passes including
English and Maths compared with 35% in 2011, marking a hugely
impressive increase of 22% in just one year.
In addition, 84% students achieved 5+A-C passes overall,
matching the best ever results achieved in 2011.
Headteacher Peter Brown said: "What a great day; I am so
pleased for both the students and my staff, they have all put in so
much hard work and rightfully deserve their success. These results
confirm what we have always known to be true about Top Valley - now
that we have the results to match our ambition, the future looks
As well as a great overall performance, the school also
boasts several outstanding individual sets of results.
Megan Hickman, described by staff as 'one of the most
intelligent, committed and hardworking students the school has ever
known', achieved 10 GCSEs, including 5 A* and 4 A grades; an A/S
level in Critical Thinking, a Distinction for her BTEC in Dance and
4 Distinctions in OCR National in ICT.
Kieran Bingham, who next month begins his prestigious
apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, achieved his BTEC Engineering
Diploma, 9 GCSEs and 3 Merits in his OCR National in
One of the proudest students at Top Valley, however, must
surely be Tamara Gregory.
A registered blind student, Tamara has undergone many
operations during her studies, including two in her final year,
which would have deterred.many with less determination to succeed.
Despite these obstacles, Tamara achieved 5 GCSEs (including an A in
Core Science), 3 BTECs and 2 Merits at OCR National ICT.