Year 11 students at Court Fields Community School have smashed their Maths target and achieved an impressive 69.4% A*-C grades ahead of the June final exams. This is a 20% increase over the 2012 summer results.
Head of Maths Mrs Etherington said “This outstanding result is down to the hard work of our students and staff. The last opportunity for students to demonstrate their mathematical ability is in June, where we are confident our final results will be over 70% – the best ever at Court Fields”.
Headteacher Mrs Faull added “Our staff have been relentless in teaching and supporting students to achieve their potential in Maths. We are thrilled with these results and I look forward to even better results in August”.
It was the lower Maths results in August 2012 of 49% that contributed to the Ofsted decision to place Court Fields into ‘special measures’. The Ofsted report recognised that the school is poised to improve but it was too early to see the results in November. These Maths results represent continuous improvement. The school enjoyed improvement in January as well as April. Results in Maths have risen rapidly and are now in line with the national average.
Deputy Headteacher Rachael Bennett who has worked closely with the Maths team to raise standards said “ These excellent results clearly show that we have made the right decisions and delivered the most effective strategies to raise achievement in Maths. This is the impact of 18 months planned development and hard work within the Maths department”.
Another triumph has been the Year 11 students following the Business Studies option course who are celebrating a 100% pass rate – again the best ever outcome for Court Fields students in this subject.