Leeds East Academy

Excellent KS3 Results

Leeds East Academy students in Foundation assembly were celebrating fantastic Key stage 3 results as many students enjoyed the benefits of our new pilot Next Steps Curriculum. There were transformational improvements in Key Stage 3 subjects in particular Maths, English and Science which demonstrates the attainment gap is rapidly closing as lower year groups continue to perform well.

From each different starting point, the proportion of students making expected progress and the proportion exceeding expected progress in English and in mathematics are close to or above national figures. The attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils at least match or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the academy.

The Next Steps Curriculum is designed to ensure that students achieve their full potential by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the content and skills required to achieve good GCSE outcomes at the end of Year 11 irrespective of their starting points.

Vice Principal for achievement, Mr Rafiq, said: "The creation of the Next Steps Curriculum at KS3 has provided us with the flexibility and focus to really tailor our curriculum and assessment processes to support individual progression regardless of starting points."

Foundation School Leader Mr Reynolds said: "The Key Stage 3 outcomes in English, maths and Science are a tribute to the hard work our students have put in, as well as the dedication of the staff who have given them excellent teaching and guidance."

One student remarked: "I was really shocked when I got my data collection report, and I did better than I expected."

Head of Maths, Miss Gill added: "The next Steps curriculum, in maths, has been very successful in raising the attainment of our students in both years 7 and 8. Students will benefit from this early success in maths which will allow them to excel when they begin their GCSE preparations."

At LEA we are committed to narrowing the gap between all learners and regardless of which KS3 pathway students begin their learning journey on, we will continually review progress throughout the year and make adjustments to targets if needed to ensure students make the maximum amount of progress.