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The improvements we have made over the last 6 years are reflected in our exam performance and a strong Ofsted report in 2021, but we are not complacent. Due to Covid-19, examinations were not taken in 2020 or 2021 and students were awarded grades assessed by the school. The pandemic had a significant and uneven impact on results across the country, so not only is it difficult to compare results fairly between schools, but it also presents challenges to do so in a single school before and after the pandemic.  The table below does demonstrate that we have emerged from the pandemic with a more challenging and academic curriculum and progress levels higher than at any time in the school’s recent history. We will continue to strengthen our performance and improve outcomes in the coming years.

  Pre-Pandemic   Post-Pandemic
  2017 2018 2019   2022 2023
%9-5 English & Maths 41% 57% 50%   45% 42%
Entering EBacc 34% 32% 22%   34% 63%
EBacc Ave Point Score N/A 4.4 4.3   4.3 4.2
Attainment 8 Score 47.1 51.2 51.0   48.6 47.8
Average Progress 8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1   -0.4 0.0


A Level and Level 3 BTEC Results


  2017 2018 2019   2022 2023
A Level Points Per Entry 32.0 33.8 36.3   39.6 36.5
Average A Level Grade C+ C+ B-   B B-
Percentage of Grades A*-B 49% 57% 55%   60% 58%
Average Vocational Grade Dist+ Dist- Dist-   Dist+ Dist+



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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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