Salford City Academy Students Make GCSE Progress Above Regional and National Levels

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Salford City Academy Students Make GCSE Progress Above Regional and National Levels

~ Validated league tables from the Department for Education confirm above average student progress for Salford City Academy students ~

~ School secures its highest progress score in 2022 ~

Salford City Academy has reinforced its success at GCSE this summer with validated progress scores.

The scores come as part of the Department for Education’s validated GCSE league tables released today. This national data shows schools’ performance on the government’s Progress 8 measure, which calculates the average progress students make by GCSE, compared with other similar schools. A progress score that meets the national average is set at 0 each year, with anything higher reflecting value added to a student’s achievements during their time at school.

On Progress 8, Salford City Academy scored +0.31, much higher than National and Salford scores. This is a reflection of the commitment that students show to their academic learning, alongside the staff's dedication to ensuring every young person can make strong progress from their individual starting points.

Today’s success comes off the back of an excellent set of GCSE results for the school this summer. 66% of GCSE students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths, with 50% achieving a grade 5 or above in the two subjects. Securing the highest grades, 15% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and maths.

Mel Haselden, Principal at Salford City Academy, said:

“At Salford City Academy, we pride ourselves on giving our students access to a high-quality academic education that gives them the essential tools, knowledge and experience they need to reach their individual goals. Today’s validated figures confirm that the teaching and learning taking place here is doing exactly that, enabling our students to make above average progress during their time at the academy. Thank you to our students, staff and parent community whose enthusiasm and enduring support is what makes Salford City a place where our young people can flourish.”

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