The Radcliffe School is a mixed comprehensive school, located in an area of relative deprivation: 30% of our 1199 pupils are Pupil Premium; additionally, there is a high proportion of EAL students.
The school has a small but growing Sixth Form, with 79 students currently on roll in year 13.
The school was designated as RI by Ofsted in September 2017 and was previously identified as an 'Aim Higher' school. There has, historically, been a significant lack of aspiration from many students and parents. The overall ALPs score for this year is a 6.
The school offer the following A Levels: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature and Language, English Literature, Film studies, French, Further Maths, Geography, German, Graphics, History, Mathematics, Media, Music, Physics, Photography, Product Design, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre Studies. We also offer the following BTEC’s: Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care, IT and Sport. We offer these because we feel this offers a broad range of choices matching staff expertise from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5. This current range of choices reflects our take up facitlities and staff expertise. We have decided not to offer the EPQ this year, due to staffing restraints.
We currently use mock exams and teachers professional judgement to inform our predicted grades.