Childwall Sports and Science Academy

Learning without limits

Our Performance

The last two academic years for Childwall Sports and Science Academy Sixth Form has seen enormous change.  Spurred by a change in leadership of both the sixth form and the whole academy, we have applied a great deal of resources to raising the aspirations of our sixth form students.

Our mission statement is to make sure that: “All students leave with the values and life skills to actively engage in society, and to succeed at university or any path they choose” because we know that every child has the right to the best education.  We strive to deliver them the opportunity to leave us at the end of their sixth form career with no door closed to their future.

This highly academic but supportive community ethos that we value above all else is the reason that even through a period of great national educational turmoil; we have seen sustained and rapid improvement in our post-16 student achievement. 

Great successes seen this year are vocational results that place our students in the top 10% of all vocational cohorts nationally.  The average grade in these courses being the equivalent of an A*; some courses we offer, saw no student in fact, gain anything less than a distinction* grade (which is the vocational equivalent of an A*).  Our average grade is two grades higher than the national average for vocational qualifications.

We were also tremendously pleased to see a 100% level 3 student pass rate and a 100% success in applications to join higher education, a number of which were to Russell Group universities.  We were also thrilled to be able to congratulate a number of students in achieving the infamous, coveted and elusive A* grade in some A Levels.

Given that this is the second year in a row we have seen a dramatic increase in our sixth form results, we continue to believe that our ethos and extremely high aspirations for all students will see further success in the new academic year. Especially when coupled with our diverse curriculum, outstanding pastoral support and creative teaching.


KS5 Performance Data Breakdown

Progress students have made in English and Maths:

These scores show how much progress students at Childwall have made in English and Maths qualifications such as GCSE re-takes, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education.


  • Average score: 0.25
  • Liverpool score: -0.01
  • England score: -0.02


  • Average score: -0.02
  • Liverpool score: -0.05
  • England score: 0

A-Level Results:

These figures are based on students who entered at least one A level or AS level.

  • Progress Score, Average: -0.53 
    • Average Grade: D+ (23.27)
    • Liverpool Average: C (29.48 points)
    • England Average: C+ (32.39)

Other Academic Results:

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and Pre-U.

  • Progress Score, Average: -0.53 
    • Average grade: D+ (23.27 points)
    • Liverpool Average: C (29.56 points)
    • England Average: C+ (32.72)

Applied General:

Applied general are qualifications that provide broad study of a vocational area. They are designed to lead to higher education and they include areas such as performing arts, business and health and social care.

  • Progress Score, Average: +0.31 
    • Average result: Dist- (32.21)
    • Liverpool Average: Dist (35.94 points)
    • England Average: Dist (35.72)

Tech Level Qualifications:

Tech levels are level 3 qualifications for students wishing to develop the specialist skills and knowledge for a technical occupation or industry. They lead to recognised occupations, for example in engineering, IT, accounting or professional cookery.

  • Progress Score, Average: Data to be uploaded 
    • Average result: 
    • Liverpool Average: Dist – (30.62)
    • England Average: Dist – (32.26)

Student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue to education, training, or employment):

Students finishing 16 to 18 study who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year.

  • School/College: 84%
  • Local authority average: 89%
  • England average: 89%

For a full breakdown of our KS5 Results, please click here.