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

 

 

Pure and Applied Sciences

At St Paul’s Academy, the central aim of the Pure & Applied Science Learning Zone is to help students to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities needed for them to contribute positively to an increasingly scientific and technological society.

 

To achieve this, we provide students with a wide range of activities and experiences that will challenge them to develop scientific concepts and encourage them to reflect upon the impact that Science has on society.

The curriculum offered makes full use of appropriate scientific investigation opportunities, maximises the use of e-learning wherever possible and supports classroom based work with suitable enrichment activities such as presentations, visits to scientific institutions and field trips.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a 7 term scheme of work that emphasises the central role of scientific models through modules based on the key themes of physical, chemical, earth, life and environmental science in line with the AQA KS3 syllabus.  The course provides students with regular formative, diagnostic and summative assessments of their progress with the students themselves taking an active part in assessing their own progress.

Students then follow a 8 term Key Stage 4 programme of study. The Pure & Applied Science Learning Zone follows the AQA Combined Science Trilogy syllabus which contains Biology, Chemistry and Physic topics. This double award programme is assessed with terminal examinations during the Summer Term of Year 11.