President Kennedy School Shines In League Tables
President Kennedy School has been widely praised in the media following the publication of the 2012 School League Tables.
President Kennedy School has been widely praised in the media following the publication of the 2012 School League Tables. A key measure, the percentage of students who achieve 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English and Maths has more than doubled since 2008. The tables also reveal another extremely strong year at A level.
The progress students make from the point they arrive in Year 7 to the time they take their GCSEs, is way above national average. Based on 2011's results, President Kennedy School is in the top 10% of all schools nationally for academic progress.
The League Tables reveal that resources at President Kennedy School are geared towards academic achievement. An extremely favourable pupil teacher ratio of just over 15 pupils per teacher, combined with a very strong Student Support Centre, means that students are often taught in small groups and can attend additional intervention lessons when they need them.
The detail contained in these latest League Tables reveals the breadth of the curriculum at President Kennedy School, and how this caters for the needs and aspirations of each and every student. A larger proportion of higher and middle attainers take a greater number of academic GCSEs compared to many other schools (this is increasingly important when it comes to applying for university). In addition, BTEC courses in a wide range of subjects are on offer to those students who will benefit most from this option.
Mr Thomas comments "we are a school which committed to Building Brighter Futures and we are extremely pleased with our performance in the lastest League Tables. However, we are not complacent and continue to implement initiatives to improve our performance even further."