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Chase High School

Chase became an Academy on 1 April 2015 and is working to help students to develop their achievements both academically and in terms of their personal development. Part of this work sees the encouragement of a wide range of extra-curricular activities and school trips, extra responsibility for pupils via the prefect scheme, and a view to help children progress to post-16 education either here or elsewhere.

• For 2015, 24% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs grades A* to C, including Maths and English, which is a 7% increase on the previous year but still sees the need for much greater improvement. The keys to this improvement lie in greater accuracy in prediction of the performance of our pupils in a range of subjects, to which end we are drawing on the expertise of local schools who have greatly improved their own results in recent years.

• For 2015, the average score per vocational student in the sixth form was 236, which is the equivalent of a Distinction. The curriculum has changed drastically to remove almost all BTec courses and the School is embedding the new style GCSE as the national programme is rolled out. Educating parents and local employers to the national changes of the examination system will be undertaken during the next academic year.