Achievement

Five key measures which help to show the achievement of a Sixth Form are:

  • Progress measures
  • Attainment measures
  • GCSE Maths and English progress
  • Retention measures
  • Destinations measures

The full data is based on 2019 schools performance details. 2020 performance details will not be published as per Government guidelines as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Progress measures

Used to measure the progress a student has made whilst studying a course within a Sixth Form. This is measured against a national database and shows how much ‘value’ is added to that student.

The three measures we use are the DfE Level 3 VALUE ADDED SUMMARY REPORT, DFE PERFORMANCE TABLES and the ALPS [A LEVEL PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS] report.

The Level 3 A Level DfE report shows whether a student, course or centre is making the expected [national average] progress over the year – indicated with a score of ‘0’ [zero], more than expected progress [a score greater than zero] or less than expected progress [a score less than zero].

 201720182019
Academic0.250.180.09
A level0.250.180.09
Applied General-0.60.010.24

 

Attainment measures

A raw data comparison of student’s, courses and centres. This data looks at attainment in terms of the number of ‘A’s’, ‘B’s etc. achieved compared with the national average.

This is an equally important measure but does not take into account the starting position of students when they enter the course or centre. For example, their GCSE profile may consist of mainly C’s and B’s rather than A’s. This is an important point when comparing between courses and between centres.

 2017
20182019
A LEVEL
A*-B494332
A*- C797274
A*- E999998

 

AVERAGE GRADES

 201720182019
A LevelC-CC-
AcademicC-CC-
Applied GeneralDist*Merit+Dist-
Tech LevelsDistDistDist-

 

GCSE Maths and English

GCSE2017
Performance Tables
Progress Measure
(National Figures)
2018
Performance Tables
Progress Measure
(National Figures)
2019
Performance Tables
Progress Measure
(National Figures)
English Language0.98 (-0.02)0.82 (0.06)1.01 (0.13)
Mathematics0.62 (0)0.75 (0.05)0.68 (0.08)

 

RETENTION

The proportion of students who complete their main programme of study.

 2019
A Levels90%
Applied General83%
Tech Level67%

 

Destinations

Students progressing to education or employment

Students that left 16 to 18 study at this college in 2018, who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year, or stayed in an apprenticeship for at least 6 months. The data published in November 2020 is for all students that left 16-18 study at this college in 2018, regardless of the qualification that they took.

Destinations2018
Education / Employment / Training91%
Higher Education76%

(Source: ISDR June 2021)

School performance tables

Click here to visit the DfE School Performance website.