GCSE Music Concert at Hall for Cornwall

GCSE Music students in Years 10 and 11 visited the Hall for Cornwall on Monday 6th November for a unique concert organised by the Cornwall Music Education Hub. The concert was designed to support the new GCSE Music syllabus and secondary schools attended from across the county. Students enjoyed live performances by members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra interspersed with illustrative talks by Music Educator Patrick Bailey, who charted the development of musical form and style from the Baroque and Classical periods right through to the Romantic and contemporary. The concert included examples and set works from the GCSE syllabus, featuring composers such as Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Copland and even The Beatles! Students were also treated to a world music performance by sitar player Jonathan Mayer and tabla player Mitel Purohit.

Y11 GCSE Presentation Tuesday 21 November

On Tuesday 21 November we welcomed our former students, their parents and teachers and joined together to celebrate the many successes of the Class of 2017 at our annual GCSE Presentation Evening. This Year group broke records achieving the highest results in Cornwall and the 36 highest performance score nationally.

Special thanks to Nigel Hyde, one of our Trustees, for his words of wisdom and presentation of the certificates.

It was great to see you all again and we wish you the very best for the future!

Roseland Music Cafe Fundraising Event for Cancer Research and Marie Curie. 6.30pm-8pm Thursday 9 November 2017

A group of Year 10 students are organising an exciting fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research and Marie Curie, which is due to take place in the school hall next Thursday 9th November between 6.30pm and 8pm. An open invitation is extended to friends and family within our school community, who we hope will be able to attend and support these very deserving charities.

Students will be hosting an informal café-style event with a variety of refreshments, drinks, snacks, ‘cake & bake’ stall, bric-a-brac, games and a raffle. There will also be a variety of musical performances by students throughout the evening to keep everyone entertained, including a range of singers and bands.

Entry is free but your voluntary donations will be welcomed on the door. Please note that students must be accompanied by a responsible adult at this event.

We also invite your donations of items for the ‘cake & bake’ stall (sweet or savoury), bric-a-brac stall (good quality second hand items) or a raffle prize. These can be given to Miss Polley in the DPT Office beforehand.

We do hope that you will be able to support our students in this worthwhile venture and look forward to seeing you on the night!

Ofsted Outstanding in all areas!

Following their visit in September, Ofsted have rated The Roseland Academy as Outstanding in all areas.

This inspection was carried out under the new Ofsted framework and there are very few schools in the country that have been designated as Outstanding.  We are very proud of this achievement and wanted to take this opportunity to thank our students, their parents/carers, staff and trustees for this achievement.  It really is something to celebrate!

We are determined to continue to work hard to maintain our exceptionally high standards and wherever possible to look for further improvements.

Our record breaking exam results in 2016 and 2017 have clearly been acknowledged and reinforced through this positive inspection report.

 

A copy of the inspection report can be downloaded here.

The Wonderful Big Sing 2017

On Wednesday 18th December the school hosted another successful ‘Big Sing’ event. Led by the Music Department, our first concert of the year featured the whole of Year 7, who gave some fantastic performances as the ‘Big Sing’ choir.

Designed to celebrate and inspire vocal excellence, the evening also featured memorable performances by the Junior Choir and ‘Roseland Voices’ senior choir, as well as musical performances by the Year 10 GCSE Music ensemble and various soloists. Staff and students joined forces to form the stage band and, behind the scenes, the student-led technical crew did a superb job of ensuring that everything ran smoothly on stage.

It was a great opportunity for students of all ages to experience the joy of performing together in a supportive atmosphere, and congratulations go to all the talented students who took part!

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Students Shine in Big Sing October 2017

On Wednesday 18 October The Roseland Academy hosted another stunning display of talent at its annual ‘Big Sing’ event.

Led by the Music Department, our first concert of the year featured the whole of Year 7, who gave some fantastic performances as the ‘Big Sing’ choir. Held to celebrate and inspire vocal excellence, the evening also featured memorable performances by the Junior Choir and ‘Roseland Voices’ senior choir, as well as some wonderful musical performances by the Year 10 GCSE Music ensemble and various soloists.

Staff and students also joined forces to form an excellent stage band and, behind the scenes, the student-led technical crew also did a superb job of ensuring that everything ran smoothly on stage. It was a great opportunity for our students to experience the joy of performing together in a supportive atmosphere for family and friends.

The audience was packed with family members, students and staff all of whom enjoyed the performance and were brilliantly supportive of the youngest students of the school. Miss Polley, Expressive Arts Development Officer, said “It was great to see almost two hundred students coming together for this musical event – our talented young people once again demonstrated an outstanding level of talent, commitment and teamwork which culminated in a most enjoyable concert!”

New Classrooms Open For Lessons!

We are delighted to announce that our new building has been officially opened at The Roseland Academy!

Following a successful funding bid, we are delighted to have a new addition to our current facilities with a modern building containing two spacious classrooms, full of natural light due to large windows, creating the perfect learning environment.

Outside the building, we have incorporated a versatile covered decking area which can be used as an additional learning space, bringing lessons outside, and for students to utilise during break and lunchtimes.

The building will be utilised for the teaching and learning of Ethics and Philosophy, Geography and History.

Mr Challis said, “It’s good to be able to officially open the building just before half term! It’s a versatile space and I’m looking forward to seeing lessons in the classrooms and students making the most of the outside space, both during lessons and at break and lunchtimes.”

The Roseland Academy climbs into the top 50 ranking of all Schools Nationally for Exam Performance

Today the Department for Education published the school performance tables for the 2017 national examination results. The new headline measure is the Progress 8 score which measures overall progress made in students’ best eight subject qualifications.

A more detailed explanation of how the score is put together can be found here.

A Progress 8 score of 0 would indicate that a student’s achievement in these eight subjects is in line with the national average. This year the Roseland Academy achieved a score of 0.85. This means that our students achieved on average close to one GCSE grade higher than the national average in all of their best eight subjects, which is an outstanding achievement.

To put this in context, The Roseland Academy currently ranks 36th in the country out of 6480 schools, placing us in the top 0.5% of all schools for performance. Our students’ achievements are giving them the best possible starting point and the widest choices possible for the next steps in their lives.

To see the Department for Education Performance tables, click here.

Record Breaking Exam Results

2017 Examination Results

Delighted students of The Roseland Academy received their GCSE results today in front of their proud parents and teachers, with the school celebrating another year of great results.

Headteacher, Chris Challis, praised students for their “fantastic” results, stating, “The Academy would like to congratulate all our Year Eleven students for their successful 2017 examination results. They have been the first cohort through the new reformed GCSEs in English and Maths and have excelled themselves across all of their subjects. We are delighted that our students have been rewarded with results of which they can be proud.  This is down to their hard work, effort, and commitment whilst at The Roseland.”

“We are thrilled with this year’s results and would like to extend congratulations to all of our students, staff and their families who have supported them throughout this school year. Huge congratulations to them all!”

While the overall performance of our Year 11 cohort has been very impressive, some individual successes are especially noteworthy: Amelia Guest achieved seven A*s and three Grade 9s, the new highest English and Maths grade, whilst Jago Bayley received seven A*s or equivalents and two grade 9s. Jago also achieved the maximum possible marks for his Geography GCSE.

“It is wonderful to see the celebration today, with the students and staff alike being rewarded for all of their exemplary hard work. We are over the moon to see, once again, some of our best ever results not only from the highest achievers, but also from the students who have exceeded their own expectations.” said Richard Clarke, Deputy Head at The Roseland Academy.

“We are very excited to be sending this year’s leavers off to colleges, Sixth Forms and apprenticeships, knowing that they will continue to strive for excellence in whatever comes next. We will continue to follow their progress with enthusiasm.” Mr Clarke continued.

Mr Challis added “The exceptional grades we have seen today represent the culmination of 5 years of hard work, and show that our Academy continues to prepare students for the future challenges of A-Levels, university and their eventual career.”

The Roseland Academy has again delivered strong performance across all of our faculties. Last year our students excelled and achieved record results for the Roseland. It looks like this year the bar has been raised again. This is particularly pleasing as the English and Mathematics teams have been delivering the new reformed and tougher GCSE specifications. The students have taken this in their stride and excelled again.

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See below for reporting on our 2016 Examination Results

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sWe are proud to announce that in the recently released Department of Education school league tables, we are top of Cornwall for the Progress 8 score, achieving a figure of 0.53. This measure compares students’ best 8 GCSE/BTEC grades against the national average. This figure is exceptionally high and puts the 2016 performance of The Roseland Academy students within the top 10% of schools nationally.

This fantastic achievement is testament to the dedication of our hard working staff, our high standards, and our wonderful students – we are very proud of all of them!

To see the 2016 schools performance tables click here

We are exceptionally proud to have received a personal letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, for our outstanding examination results.

 

NEWS about our 2015 Exam Results….

The Education Endowment Foundation produces databases to help understand how the performance of Roseland Academy students compares with other similar schools across the country.

We are extremely proud that in our group of 50 similar schools, we feature at the top of the various performance measures, including the respected 3 year average for exam results.

Don’t just take our word for it! Please read more here

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One of the Top Performing Schools Nationally

2018 Examination Results

The Government School Performance Tables have been published for this year’s results and The Roseland Academy has maintained it’s position as one of the top performing schools not only in the South West, but also nationally.

For the second year running, the exam results for Progress 8 are well within the 100th highest scores* achieved nationally out of a total of 6530 schools.

Huge congratulations to our amazing students and staff. Thank you also our wonderful families and carers for your continuous support of the school.

*2018 (provisional) Performance Tables Dense Rank

See below for coverage of our 2017 Examination Results

Today the Department for Education published the school performance tables for the 2017 national examination results. The new headline measure is the Progress 8 score which measures overall progress made in students’ best eight subject qualifications.

A more detailed explanation of how the score is put together can be found here.

A Progress 8 score of 0 would indicate that a student’s achievement in these eight subjects is in line with the national average. This year the Roseland Academy achieved a score of 0.85. This means that our students achieved on average close to one GCSE grade higher than the national average in all of their best eight subjects, which is an outstanding achievement.

To put this in context, The Roseland Academy currently ranks the 36th highest score in the country out of 6480 schools*, placing us in the top few percent of all schools for performance. Our students are achievements are giving them the best possible starting point and the widest choices possible for the next steps in their lives.

*2017 (provisional) Performance Tables Dense Rank

 

The first release of the 2017 DfE Performance Tables has shown The Roseland Academy breaking records again by improving on last year’s fantastic results. This year’s Progress 8 score places us as not only as one of the highest performing schools in the South West, but well within the top 100 nationally out of 6400 schools.

To see us on the Official DfE Performance Tables for Cornwall, click here.

 

See below for coverage of our 2016 Examination Results

 

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The Roseland Academy sitting at the top of all schools in Cornwall for 2016 Exam performance. source: The Telegraph

We are proud to be officially recognised as a high performing state school in Cornwall following our 2016 examination results. This has been widely reported on both national and local press coverage of

 

We are exceptionally proud to have received a personal letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, for our outstanding examination results.

 

Press reports from last year’s (2015) results:

We are proud to announce that in the most recent Times guide to “Top Secondary Schools Near You” The Roseland Academy is listed as overall second in Cornwall for GCSE results. The guide lists the top 10 schools for every local authority and uses the Average Points Score per pupil to determine the best schools. Of the many ways to measure student achievement, this is widely regarded as being one of the most broad and representative measures of School performance.

This prestigious accolade is testament to the ongoing hard work of our Year 11 students, their parents and the staff of The Roseland Academy.

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