GCSE Achievement

Examination results provide a good indication of how well an academy is serving its students. In 2018, NUAST’s Year 11 students performed to the very highest levels in their GCSE examinations:

  • 53% Maths and English grade 5+
  • 86% Science grades 9–4
  • 35% Science grades 7+
  • 100% pass Cambridge National Engineering grade 4 and above (equivalent)

At NUAST, we believe that examination success allows our students to make the very most of their lives and student achievement is at the heart of everything we do.

With a combined grade 5+ English and Mathematics figure of 53%, NUAST is amongst the highest performing schools in the city.

Results in the academy’s specialist areas were also very impressive, with the Science GCSE subjects achieving an 86% grades 9–4 pass rate and Cambridge National Engineering securing a 100% pass rate.

Other highlights in what has been a hugely successful year included 70% grade 5+ in Mathematics and an amazing 90% grades 9–4 pass rate in Chemistry and Physics.

At NUAST, we believe that examination success allows our students to make the very most of their lives and student achievement is at the heart of everything we do.

Examination results provide a good indication of how well an academy is serving its students. In 2017, NUAST’s Year 11 students performed to the very highest levels in their GCSE examinations.

With a combined grade 5+ English and Mathematics figure of 50%, NUAST is amongst the highest performing schools in the city.

Results in the academy’s specialist areas were also very impressive, with the Science GCSE subjects achieving an 82% A*–C pass rate and Engineering Systems and Control securing an 87% A*–C pass rate.

Other highlights in what has been a hugely successful year included 67% grade 5+ in Mathematics and an amazing 90% A*–C pass rate in Chemistry.

A Level Achievement

For the third year in a row, students at NUAST have delivered outstanding A-Level and Level 3 qualification results:

  • 54% of entries were graded A*–A grade
  • 86% of entries were graded A*–C grade
  • 100% pass rate at A-Level
  • Average Technical Subject grade was Distinction* (equivalent to A* at A-Level)

The value-added score (the measure of achievement based against students’ previous performance at GCSE level) is very high at 0.48 (equivalent to students on average being half a grade above their targets), which is one of the best in the city and county of Nottingham and once again positions NUAST as one of the top-performing sixth forms in the East Midlands. Our average outcome at A-Level is grade B.

Students studying vocational courses in Engineering and ICT have achieved remarkable results with the average grade being Distinction*. 94% of students have achieved a Distinction or Distinction* in all of their BTEC qualifications, with these grades being equivalent to an A or A* grade respectively.

80% of our students have managed to get their first choice university course or apprenticeship placement. Top destinations include:

  • Biochemistry at University of Oxford
  • Law at University of Oxford
  • Rolls-Royce Level 4 Apprenticeship
  • University of Sheffield—Robotics and Mechatronics
  • University of Nottingham—Theoretical Physics
  • University of York—Chemistry
  • University of Plymouth—Marine technology
  • Loughborough University—Chemical engineering