Northampton school ranked in 'top five per cent' of UK for how A-Level pupils improved on their GCSEs

According to Ofsted, The Duston School's A-Level students came on leaps and bounds compared to how they got on in their GCSEs.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 7:25 pm
The Duston School has placed in the top five per cent of schools for how its A-Levels pupils got on compared to in their GCSEs.

A Northampton academy has been rated in the "top five per cent of schools" in the UK for how its pupils improved from their GCSEs to the end of their A-Levels.

The Department of Education has published national results for how schools performed in their A-Levels in 2019.

And for the 95 pupils who took their A-Levels at The Duston School last year, statistics show they would have come on leaps and bounds from how they did at the end of Key Stage 4.

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The school was ranked in the top five per cent of schools in the UK for how its pupils performed at the end of Sixth Form compared to the end of Y11.

It means the academy's students did better than other schools in England who started with similar results in their GCSEs.

Other statistics show The Duston's School's average grade in its 2019 A-Level results was a 'C'.

It comes after The Duston School received a monitoring visit by Ofsted in November 2019.

Although the visit does not officially change the academy's 'Requires Improvement' ranking, the report read: "[The school's leaders] have worked to bring about much-needed improvement.

"You have acted swiftly to address many weaknesses. There is now a firm foundation to ensure that pupils gain from an improved quality of education."