Last Saturday saw Broadway host the celebration evening for the 72nd India independence day. Our hall was packed with dignitaries including The West Midlands Lord Mayor, The Lord Lieutenant, Indian and Bangladesh High Commission and senior staff from the Police and Fire Services to name just a few. Speeches included one from our own Headmaster Mr Skelton, who especially for the event, studied how well our students with Indian and Bangladeshi heritage performed in our recent GCSE results. The answer was very well and we’re pleased to share those results and some photographs from the event with you now.
- Indian students’ P8: +0.5 (half a grade above the national average (NA) for all students)
- Indian girls overall P8: +1.1
- Indian students’ Maths: +0.4
- Indian Science: +0.8
- Indian students’ English Lit: +0.5
- Indian More Able (MA): +0.7
- Bangladeshi students’ Progress 8: +0.3 (one third above the national average – this is calculated as an average over 8 subjects so is very impressive)
- Bangladeshi girls in English: +0.87— almost one grade above other students nationally
- Bangladeshi boys and girls in Maths: +0.3— over a third of a grade above other students nationally
- Bangladeshi boys and girls Science: P8 +0.6 – over half a grade above the NA
- Bangladeshi Pupil Premium students (PP) +0.4. Almost half a grade above the NA for all students and 7/10 of a grade better than PP students nationally (2017 PP was -0.3)
- Bangladeshi (MA) +0.12 — over one tenth of a grade better than MA students nationally
- Bangladeshi students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Art over one and a half grades above the NA for Progress – Biology: +1.9, Chemistry: + 1.7, Physics: +1.9, Art: + 1.6.