The St Lawrence Results 2017 UPDATE

Following on from a series of successful reviews, we are delighted to share the provisional 2017 results for The St Lawrence Academy. These will remain provisional until they are published by The Department for Education (DfE) in January 2018 and are therefore subject to change.

Progress 8 score is 0.243

Attainment 8 score is 44.04

Percentage of students achieving Grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSE is 63.4%

Percentage of students entering for the English Baccalaureate is 2.1%

Percentage of students who achieves the English Baccalaureate is 1.4%

Percentage of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (in 2015) = 90%

 

A description of the measures above

Progress 8

This score shows how much progress students at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

 

A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs. Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Entering the EBacc

A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

Achieving the EBacc at grade 5/C or above

This is the percentage of students who achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and at a grade C or above in the following subject areas: sciences, a language, and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. The grading of English and maths GCSEs changed in the 2017 GCSEs reforms. Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Staying in education or entering employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4

This shows the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for students who finished year 11 in 2015, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

GCSE Results 2017

We would like to congratulate the class of 2017 on their fantastic GCSE results. The Academy recognises the many outstanding success stories and we are delighted that again we have worked together to ensure that the very best results have been obtained by many.

 

TSLA Formula 24 Car

Sunday the 16th July we joined 47 teams to race our Formula 24 Car at the Hull KC Stadium as part of a Greenpower STEM Project.

Our 9 Year 10 students have worked all year to build, design and the final stage was the big race. They have developed key skills in science, technology engineering and maths to create this fantastic car.
The students said “This is just the start as we intend to continue racing and our next race will be an international race on the 7th October. We also want to become leaders where we support younger students to develop their skills to design a car, and race it.”
This project has been unique, something that has engaged a mix of students and something that we would love to build on. We look forward to updating you on the developments of the TSLA Formula 24 Car.

Investors In Pupils Award

Following our reassessment at the end of July, we are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the Investors in Pupils Award for the next three years. The award is an established national quality mark that recognises, develops and extends student voice and participation strategies to build young people’s life skills, character and resilience. All standards of the award were met beyond expectation and there were no areas for development identified.

Please click here to read the full Reassessment Report

Cheerleading Competition Success

On Sunday 25th June, six cheerleading teams from the academy travelled to Manchester to compete in the the UKCA National Schools Competition.  The competitors had been working hard for months to prepare their perfect routines in an event that saw a total of 76 teams compete in a variety of categories.  It was a very successful day for our teams and they accumulated an array of trophies by achieving the following results: –
KS3 Large Pom Dance = 1st Place
KS3 Small Pom Dance = 5th Place
KS4 Pom Dance = 1st Place
KS4 Stunt Cheerleading = 3rd Place
KS3 Street Cheer = 3rd Place
KS4 Street Cheer = 3rd Place
Well done to all involved.

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Farewell for Mrs Barnes

Mrs Barnes received a visitation from the house captains, and received some lovely words from them, and the beautiful flames that you all (or nearly all) were able to sign. She was thrilled, and the students did themselves proud.

Unlocking Potential Celebration

The St Lawrence Academy impressed Dame Kelly Holmes with their innovative and creative project to raise awareness of Mental Health. As part of the AQA Unlocking Potential Project with Dame Kelly Holmes 4 students (Leon, Rios, Brigita & Athanasia) planned the project which created the lyrics for a Mental Health Song. The lyrics linked with the Youth Council’s 5 steps to positive mental well-being.
Working with a young musician and our talented singers we produced North Lincolnshire’s first ever Mental Health song ‘Create the Change’. Amanda featured with Kelly Holmes featured as one of the vocalists.
We are proud of the song and Dame Kelly Holmes also is keen to share the powerful words of this song. Well Done to all the students who contributed to this amazing project.

Lincolnshire Show – Spud Story

Our students have been working on a potato project – “Project Spud”, for the Lincolnshire Show Schools Challenge.
Students from Years 7 & 8 have been experimenting with growing conditions and have produced this presentation at the Lincolnshire Show.