Exam Results

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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

GCSE 2016


2015 Exam Results

(Please note these results are subject to change pending remarks)

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 teachers.

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.

Key Measures

 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 the following:   

  • 82% of students achieved A* - G or above in 5 of more subjects.

  • 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 Academy'.

Mr Peter Brown - Academy Principal. 

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!

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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 the future."

A number of students have achieved outstanding results.

In particular our congratulations go to:

Abigail Seddon:                  2 x A*, 8 x A, 2 x B

Reanne Kirk:                      1 x A*, 7 x A, 2 x B

Anna Orzechowska:            4 x A*, 3 x A, 2 x C

Siobhan Taylor:                 1 x A*, 5 x A, 2 x B

Jason Hammond:               1 x A*, 4 x A, 5 x B

Eleanor Harris:                   6 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C

Mollie Denham:                  5 x A, 5 x B, 1 x C


There are, of course,  many success stories in 2013, at all levels.

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!


GCSE 2013

2012 Results

Staff and students at Top Valley School & Engineering College are celebrating after publication of the school's best ever GCSE results.

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 very bright."

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 ICT.

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.

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