There were less entrant in 2018 (7) compared to 2017 (13) across GCSE Art and English but all pupils passed. Progress in Art was better in 2017 compared to 2018 due to significantly more challenging coursework which is reflected in the grades. Progress in English was also better in 2017 compared to 2018.
Entry Level Results
There were seven more entrants in 2018 (95) 2017 compared to 2017 (88). More pupils achieved entry level certificates in 2018 (92) compared to 2017 (73). in 2018, more pupils achieved entry level 2 certificates and significantly more achieved entry level 3 certificates compared to 2017.
In 2018, 18 pupils achieved L1 Certificate in ASDAN Home Cooking Skills and 6 pupils achieved E3 in ASDAN Workright Employability. One pupil educated off-site achieved an E3 Building Qualification.
Key Stage 4 students are given the opportunity to study a range of qualifications according to their ability. These include GCSEs and Entry Level qualifications. The Performance Tables give standardised information on the achievements of pupils in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools and colleges in the Local Authority (LA) and across England. Some information is however not applicable to our school e.g. Progress 8.
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We work closely with the Careers and Enterprise Advisor Network who provide valuable links with champions of industry to engage our student in various ways to develop valuable insights into the world of work. After an initial diagnostic audit, some of our many strengths were identified which can now be used to develop our careers strategy and further embed work related learning across the school. We can now use the Gatsby Benchmarks (i.e. BM no) to measure the impact of our careers program.
In Key Stage 3 student have a stable careers programme which includes offering each year group an encounter with a local employer. This helps to broaden the students understanding of the skills and qualifications needed to meet the requirements of a local post (BM 1). The topics under study includes goals setting; employability skills etc.
Students is Key Stage 4 complete personal and social development/Workright units that covers a selection of topics like interview skills; writing a CV etc.
The full curriculum maps with more detail can be accessed here.
Additional opportunities to access Careers Information and Guidance includes:
- Careers focused assemblies
- Attendance of the annual Post-16 Options Evening is encouraged for students in KS4 and upper KS3 which offers guidance on appropriate courses at suitable providers (BM2)
- Transition visits to familiarise students with their Provider of choice
- Our Careers Coordinator provides personal advice and guidance for student and their parents/carers to prepare them for work related learning
- A bespoke two-week block work experience is arranged for students in KS4 which includes preparation for an interview, the interview with employer, close monitoring and site visits throughout (BM 6)
- Some students go on to extended work placements following their prior success which for some students has resulted in enrolment on an apprenticeship program to later gained employment
- The Connexions Personal Advisers offers students support to finalising their choice of Post-16 Provider by attending the Annual Review, individual careers interviews and to instigate contact with the family to support the Post-16 choices (BM 7 & 8)
- During the summer term, year 11 students will attend college at a local provider to follow a bespoke course of study
- We welcome our alumni to visit at various events to encourage current students to reach their potential (BM 5).
Reviewing of Careers Education and Guidance: September 2019
If you wish to discuss any of the matters related to Careers Education and Guidance, please contact our Careers Coordinator, Mrs Jo Park.
(01702) 462 322
In 2018, the majority of pupils are in continued Post-16 provision with the exception of one pupil who is NEAT (Not in Education, Employment or Training). This pupil has significant mental health issues preventing him accessing further education at this time.
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