Key Stage 4

Academic Outcomes

Year 11 Pupils

Year: 2014-15

Contents

    •    Overview
    •    Measures of Engagement and Participation
    •    Pupils entered for at least 1 A*-G or equivalent
    •    Pupils entered for 5+ GCSEs or equivalent
    •    Key Subject: Pupils entered for a qualification in English
    •    Key Subject: Pupils entered for  a qualification in Maths

    •    Measures of Attainment
    •    Pupils gaining at least 1 qualification
    •    Pupils gaining 5+ qualifications
    •    5+ GCSE A*-G Grades or equivalent
    •    Key Subject: A Qualification in English
    •    Key Subject: A Qualification in Maths
    •    Key Subjects: A*-G or equivalent in English and Maths
    •    Higher GCSE Grades -  5+ GCSE A*-C or equivalent
    •    Higher GCSE Grades -  5+ A*-C including En and Ma GCSE
    •    Average Points Scores  - GCSE or equivalents

Overview


Educational Diversity supports students who are unable to access mainstream provision as a result of social, emotional, behavioural or medical needs.  As such, the cohort is constantly changing with numbers ranging from around 180 at the beginning of the academic year, through to in excess of 300 from April onwards.  The majority of these students tend to be in KS4, often having arrived from Out of Area, with significant gaps in their education.
In 2014 / 2015, there were 69 learners from Year 11 which subsequently increased to 111 by the end of the academic year.  A staggering 51 of these students joined us in year 11, with 50% having only been with us for a maximum of six months from January onwards.
 As the majority of these learners arrive with little evidence of prior learning, together with disengagement, complexity of need and low attendance, the challenge is always to try and ensure they leave our Service with some recognised qualifications.  This is a priority and so we explore as many accreditation routes as possible, employing a number of strategies in an endeavour to ensure this happens.
This report therefore recognises two aspects:


    •    Year 11 pupils' re-engagement in education as measured by examination entries
    •    Pupils'  outcomes in terms of attainment in these examinations.
For self-evaluation, this report also compares our figures against other PRUs nationally and where appropriate against all schools nationally.  The readily available government data is that for all Alternative Provision (AP) settings and is not specifically for PRUs.


Comparative data is taken from the DfE document:
 SFR01/2016: GCSE and equivalent results in England 2014/15 (Revised)

    •    Measures of Engagement and Participation
    •    Pupils entered for at least 1 qualification
109 / 112 pupils engaged such that they were able to be entered for examinations.
This represents 97% of the Year 11 cohort, well above the average for Alternative Provision settings nationally (57%), and reaches the average for all schools in England and Wales (97%).

    •    Pupils entered for 5+ GCSEs or Equivalent
17% of pupils were entered for five or more qualifications.
This is above the average for Alternative Provision settings nationally (15%).

    •    Key Subject: Pupils entered for a qualification in English
80 pupils (72%) were entered for an accredited qualification.
Of these, 56 pupils (50%) completed the full GCSE English course.
 62 pupils (56%) completed GCSE English and / or the equivalent Level 1 or Level 2 in Functional Skills.
There are no available comparative data for PRUs nationally.

    •    Key Subject: Pupils entered for a qualification in Maths
96 pupils (86%) were entered for an accredited qualification.
Of these, 51 pupils (46%) completed the full GCSE Maths course.
89 pupils (80%) completed GCSE Maths and / or the equivalent Level 1 or Level 2 in Functional Skills.
There are no available comparative data for PRUs nationally.

3.    Measures of Attainment
    •    Pupils gaining at least 1 qualification
101 / 112 pupils (90%) left with a recognised qualification.
These include pupils who were also dual registered at another school, but were actually taught and took exams at Ed Diversity.
These results are well above Alternative Provision setting nationally (57%) and approach the All Schools average (97%).
However, recent government  changes to school performance tables mean that not all of these are shown in national performance tables. Moreover, DfE statistics only show pupils with a single registration at PRUs. For Ed Diversity this was 49%.

    •    Pupils gaining 5 or more qualifications
39 / 112 pupils (35%) left with five or more recognised qualifications.
Again, these include pupils who were also dual registered at another school, but were actually taught and took exams at Ed Diversity.
Some of these, although valid qualifications, are below GCSE at Entry Level as this was most appropriate to the pupil's ability.
There is no readily available national comparison data for AP settings.

    •     5+ GCSE A*-G or Equivalent
31 / 112 pupils (28%) gained five or more GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
This is  well above the average for Alternative Provision settings nationally (12%).
For all mainstream schools in England and Wales this is 91%.

    •    Key Subject: A Qualification in English
80 /112 pupils (71%) gained a recognised English qualification, whether GCSE or Functional Skills at their most appropriate level.
There is no readily available national comparison data for AP settings.

    •    Key Subject: A Qualification in Maths
96 /112 pupils (86%) gained a recognised Maths qualification, at GCSE or Functional Skills at their most appropriate level.
There is no readily available national comparison data for AP settings.

    •    Key Subjects: A*-G or Equivalent in Both English and Maths
40 / 112 pupils (36%) gained a grade in both key subjects.
For some pupils, the equivalent Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills was more appropriate than GCSE.
This is  above the average for Alternative Provision settings nationally (19%).
Again, pupils in mainstream schools attain higher at 87%.

    •    Higher GCSE Grades - 5+ GCSE A*-C or Equivalent
This year no pupils left with five higher GCSE grades.
This is in line with the very low figures for all Alternative Provision settings nationally (1.5%).
Understandably, these fall  well below the average for mainstream schools (65%)

    •    Higher GCSE Grades - 5+ A*-C including En and Ma GCSE
Similarly, no pupils left with five higher grades including En and Ma.
Again, this is broadly similar to the national figures for all Alternative Provision settings (1%).

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