Academic Outcomes

Ib results day 2023 4Our Mission - ‘Education is Success’ - is realised as students fulfil their potential and progress to their preferred destination. Year 13 students typically achieve well enough to have a choice of university offers with students progressing to elite universities and courses. Year 11 students consistently make above average levels of progress (+0.43 Progress 8 in 2022), leading to growing numbers progressing to International Baccalaureate programmes in our successful Sixth Form or to competitive courses at other providers. An above average proportion (72% 2023, compared to ~67% nationally) of students achieve standard passes in Maths and English, allowing them to progress to Level 3 courses.  

 

Sixth Form International Baccalaureate Programmes

In 2023, destinations for Year 13 students included Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Bristol, Nottingham and other Russell Group universities as well as highly competitive apprenticeships.

Year 13 Progression

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Oxbridge

1%

3%

5%

1%

3%

Russell Group

41%

41%

47%

26%

33%

Other university

54%

49%

40%

56%

53%

Apprenticeship

1%

0%

2%

3%

3%

Employment

1%

2%

2%

0%

1%

Gap year

2%

5%

4%

14%

8%

 

Results 2022The average score for students in the Diploma Programme has been well above the world average for some years and in 2023, for the first time, it surpassed the average in the UK, where the vast majority of students attend fee-paying schools. Completion rates and progress on our vocational Careers-related programme are well above national and local comparisons, with the most recent average grade an impressive D*DD.

 

 

Year 13 IB and BTEC Outcomes

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Average points for students passing the

IB Diploma out of 45 (global average):

32 (30)

36 (31)

36 (33)

36 (32)

35 (30)

Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate:

42

44

44

42

45

Average grade for students passing the

IB Diploma (out of 7):

5.11

5.75

5.68

5.28

5.54

Average grade for students passing the IB CP :

4.32

4.87

4.44

4.5

4.22

BTEC Average Grade

DDD

D*DD

D*DD

D*DD

D*DD

Further information on Westminster Academy's key stage 5 performance across Department for Education performance measures is available here.


Year 11 Outcomes

In 2023, outcomes at Key Stage 4 have broadly returned to levels seen in 2019, following years where assessment and grading has been affected by the pandemic. Given the uneven impact on school and college performance data, the Government has advised that direct comparisons should not be made between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.

Y11 Attainment

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Progress 8

+0.36

-

-

+0.44

+0.35

Attainment 8

51.8

57.9

55.7

55.4

51.9

5+ in English and Maths

55%

63%

56%

65%

56%

4+ in English and Maths

71%

80%

73%

78%

72%

Students entered for EBacc

63%

84%

73%

92%

96%

EBacc average point score

4.79 5.38 5.13 5.31 4.96

Further information on Westminster Academy's key stage 4 performance across Department for Education performance measures is available here.

The Department for Education 'compare school and college performance service' can be found here.

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