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Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Well done to all our Year 11 students on the wonderful results achieved for their GCSE exams. We wish them all the best for the future.

Please see our headlines below:

  • 80% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics
  • 61% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics
  • 84% of students achieved a grade 4 or better and 66% of students achieved a grade 5 or better in English
  • 86% of students achieved a grade 4 or better and 74% of students achieved a grade 5 or better in Mathematics
  • English Baccalaureate Average Point Score has increased to 4.44
  • Attainment 8 score has increased to 51.12
  • Progress 8 score has increased to +0.21 which places us in the above average category for schools nationally

Click here to view our Examination Results booklet 2020



Curriculum Information

Here at St Paul's Academy, we operate a three year Key Stage 4 meaning our students embark on their GCSE courses in Year 9.

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 and 8

Pupils study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, PE, MFL, History, Geography

In order to ensure that all students have the experience of studying the creative subjects, we operate a carousel system for the following:

  • Art and Design
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles
  • ICT/Computer Science


Key Stage 4 - Year 9, 10 and 11

Pupils study the following core subjects: English Language GCSE, English Literature GCSE, Mathematics GCSE, Science GCSE(s), Religious Studies GCSE, Core PE and Vocational ICT or Computer Science GCSE

In the Spring term of Year 8, students will make their option choices with guidance from their pastoral team and their subject teachers.

Option Subjects include:

  • Spanish GCSE
  • French GCSE
  • Languages for Life
  • History GCSE
  • Geography GCSE
  • Art and Design (GCSE and BTEC)
  • Construction and the Built Environment BTEC
  • Textiles Design GCSE
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Drama GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • Dance BTEC
  • Sport GCSE
  • Business BTEC
  • Business Studies GCSE


The SPA Achieve Programme is offered to some of our students via the Inclusion Learning Zone. This programme incorporates BTEC Citizenship alongside a wide range of social, media, ICT, literacy and numeracy skills and promotes teamwork, health & fitness, online safety and food preparation.

Please click here for the Curriculum Booklet that was sent out for our current Year 9 students; this will provide you with further information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum. A revised edition for our current Year 8s will be sent out towards the beginning of 2020.