Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE TABLES

Towers is a truly inclusive school. The school’s moral purpose, which is to meet the diverse needs of all the students and enable every student to succeed, is of primary importance, regardless of league tables. As a school, therefore, we don’t permanently exclude.

In addition, there has been a realisation that some schools, in addition to excluding, also have high levels of ‘off-rolling’ - a practice where pupils who are expected to do poorly in their exams are removed from mainstream schools before they sit the tests. This has been recognised as a major problem by Ofsted and has been widely reported, including in The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. At Towers, we do not off-roll.

However, because of our inclusive nature, there is an inevitable impact on our KS4 published results. So, on this page, we are showing the results as seen alongside other schools on the DfE website. However, we are also sharing our figures with some specific students’ results taken out. We are clear that these students’ needs were met and they have gone on to success post-16 but their impact on our outcomes was disproportionate. This is not an excuse, but should show a more honest picture of the performance of the majority of students at Towers. We prioritise our moral purpose over league table outcomes but want to be able to give a clear picture of how well our students do academically, when they are on site and in lessons every day, because they have worked really hard and deserve to be recognised for it.

KS4

2018 (as published in DfE data)

2018 (these results reflect all students who were on site following our mainstream curriculum)

2019 (as published in DfE data)

2019  (these results reflect all students who were on site following our mainstream curriculum)

Standard pass (4+) in English and Mathematics

42%

45%

46%

53%

Strong pass (5+) in English and Mathematics

25%

27%

28%

29%

Progress 8 score

-0.37

-0.13

-0.48

-0.08

Attainment 8 score

35.6

38.6

36.23

41.59

Entered for Ebacc

9%

9%

66%

77%

Achieving Ebacc

2%

2%

14%

16%

Year 11 Destinations

Destination

% 2016/17

% 2017/18

% 2018/19

Grammar

14%

4%

Colleges

27%

32%

Army

1%

0%

Apprenticeship

6%

8%

NEET

1%

2%

Towers 6th Form

51%

47%

Others

0%

7%

Department for Education

For DfE published information, please go to:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136583/towers-school-and-sixth-form-centre

KS5

Headline Measures

2017

2018

2019

APS

Average Grade

APS

Average Grade

APS

Average Grade

A Level

22.58

D+

26.92

C-

30.26

C

Academic

20.0

D

25.46

C-

28.6

C

Applied General

41.65

Distinction

25.39

Merit +

27.68

Merit +

Tech level

31.37

Distinction -

34.38

Distinction

29.78

Merit +

 

English and Maths Progress

2017

2018

2019

English

0.27

-0.10

0.03

Maths

-0.1

0.24

0.17

 

Student retention 2017/18

A Level

SUPP

Applied general

97.70%

Tech level

SUPP

Yr 13 Destinations

Destination

% 2016/17

% 2017/18

% 2018/19

Work

65%

24%

TBC

Apprenticeship

0%

4%

TBC

University

34%

55%

TBC

Army

0%

1%

TBC

Staying on at Towers

2%

9%

TBC

Other

0%

7%

TBC

NEET

0%

0%

TBC

Homework / Prep

Term Dates

Enrichment

Performing Arts