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Outcomes

Student Outcomes Report  2017 - 2018

Context/Year 11 Cohort 2017-18

  • Overall the 2017/18 Yr11 cohort is challenging in that:  A significant number of these students achieved level 3 or lower by the end of KS 2. This seriously undermines their ability to successfully access the National Curriculum.
  • At the point of admission the majority of students have regressed from their KS2 assessments due to an inability to access the curriculum – their social and emotional issues have stopped them from engaging in learning, their mental health or addiction issues have resulted in them both disengaging from the curriculum but also from accepted local community life.
  • The twin track provision at NHESC puts equal emphasis on stabilising the students’ social emotional and mental health issues as it does the academic development.
  • Students can be on roll at NHESC from a few months to two years and each student progresses with their SEMH at a different rate, changes in behaviour take time but the hope is that we stabilise them enough to enable them to access their learning.
  • Year 11 students’ attendance was 7% better than their mainstream percentage attendance
  • 58% of Year 11 students’ attendance progressed from their mainstream attendance 
  • The behaviour of 91% of Year 11 students improved
  • 90% of Year 11 leavers went onto education employment or training.

 

Definition and Scope of Progress

At NHESC we recognise that the young people who attend our programmes are not only struggling academically, but have a variety of SEMH concerns that we need to address. Therefore we adopt a twin-track system which focuses on developing the young people socially and emotionally as well as academically.

On admission to NHESC the following is taken into consideration in order to assess each student’s starting point/ their Working At Grade on entry for every subject;

  • Working At Grades from the mainstream school
  • KS2 assessment scores
  • Social emotional mental health needs
  • Attendance figures
  • NHESC base line assesses in literacy and numeracy using nationally recognised base line assessments.

A Working At Grade on entry is established.

From this WAG on entry each subject then decides on target grade, on how much progress the individual student is capable of making by the time of the exams in summer of Year 11. The data that informs this comes from Doddle where every step of a student’s academic progress in every subject is tracked.

Each term the progress made from the student’s starting point is reported on to both parents/carers and the mainstream school/outside agency. Students who achieve the Target Grade they have been set are deemed to be OT (On Target) students achieving higher that the Target Grade are AT (Above Target) and students who do not reach the Target Grade are considered to be BT (Below Target).

BT – Has not made expected progress.

OT – Has made expected progress.

AT – Has made more than expected progress.

 

Qualifications at the NHESC

Students at NHESC are offered the opportunity to gain the following qualifications, depending on programme, options and ability:

  • English: GCSE, Entry Level, Functional Skills
  • Maths: GCSE, Entry Level, Functional Skills
  • Science: Biology GCSE,
  • ICT: Cambridge Nationals, Level 1 or Level 2, Functional Skills
  • Leisure and Tourism: GCSE
  • Enterprise: NCFE Level 1 Award in Understanding Business Enterprise
  • Sport: Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport, BTEC Entry 3/Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure
  • PE/ODP: AQA Awards
  • Art: GSCE, Arts Council Arts Award
  • Music: Arts Council Arts Award, AQA Awards
  • Construction: Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Introductory Award/Certificate in Construction
  • Catering: GCSE, BTEC Level 1 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, CIEH Level 2, Certificate in Food Safety
  • Mechanics: ABC Awards Entry Level 3/Level 1 Award/Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies, City & Guilds Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics,
  • Hair and Beauty: City & Guilds Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in ‘An Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector’
  • Saddle Up: AQA Awards in Basic Horse Riding Skills
  • Right Trax: NOCN Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Developmen

 

Year 11 Cohort Summer 2018

Overview of English

Programme

GCSE Grades 9 - 1

GCSE Grades 9 – 4

Entry Level

Onsite students

100%

(18 out of 18)

6%

(1 out of 18)

45%

(15 out of 33)

NHAS/Bridge 29 students

100%

(1 out of 1)

100%

(1 out of 1)

23%

(3 out of 13)

 

  • 2 students gained an English Language GCSE at Grade 4.
  • 2 NHAS students gained an English Literature GCSE 
  • 8 students gained an English Language GCSE at Grade 3.
  • 55% (18 out of 33) of our total number of Yr11 students on site gained an English GCSE as their highest English qualification.
  • 8% of NHAS/B29 students (1 out of 13) gained Level 2 Functional Skills as their highest English qualification. 
  • 48% of NHAS/B29 students (7 out of 13) gained Level 1 Functional Skills as their highest English qualification. 

     

  • 100% of our Year 11 students gained an appropriate qualification in English.
  • 85% made progress in English
  • 45% made more than expected progress in English

 

Overview of Maths                                                 

Programme

GCSE Grades 9 - 1

GCSE Grades 9 – 4

Maths Entry Level

On Site students

100%

(20 out of 20)

25%

(5 out of 20)

33%

(11 out of 23)

NHAS/Bridge 29 students

100%

(5 out of 5)

60%

(3 out of 5)

62%

(8 out of 13)

  • 1 student achieved a Maths GCSE at Grade 7
  • 7 students achieved a Maths GCSE at Grade 4
  • 1 student gained a Maths GCSE at Grade 3
  • Of our total number of onsite Yr11 students 61% (20 out of 33) gained a Maths GCSE as their highest Maths qualification.
  • 38% (5 out of 13) of our total number of Yr11 students on the NHAS and B29 programmes gained a Maths GCSE as their highest Maths qualification.
  • 2 onsite students gained an Edexcel Level 1 Award in Number and Measure, for one of these students it was their highest qualification
  • 100% of our Year 11 students gained an appropriate qualification in Maths.
  • 88% made progress in Maths
  • 36% made more than expected progress in Maths

     

Overview of % of Year 11 Students Achieving Level 1 Qualifications in English and

Maths

 

Onsite

NHAS & B29

Whole Centre

English

52% (17 out of 33)

62% (8 out of 13)

54% (25 out of 46)

Maths

48% (16 out of 33)

23% (3 out of 13)

41% (19 out of 46)

 

  • All those onsite students who gained a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification in English also gained a GCSE at Level 1.
  • All the onsite students apart from 1 who gained a Level 1 Edexcel Award qualification in Maths also gained a GCSE at Level 1.  So 15 onsite students gained a Level 1 GCSE and 1 student gained a Level 1 Edexcel Award in Maths.
  • 8 students at NHAS and B29 gained a Level 1 qualification as their highest qualification in English; 7 gained a Functional Skills Level 1 and 1 gained a GCSE.
  • 3 students at NHAS and B29 gained a Level 1 qualification in Maths. 

    Overview of % Year 11 Students Achieving Level 2 Qualifications in English and Maths

 

Onsite

NHAS & B29

Whole Centre

English

3% (1 out of 33)

15% (2 out of 13)

7% (3 out of 46)

Maths

15% (5 out of 33)

23% (3 out of 13)

17% (8 out of 46)

 

  • 2 NHAS and B29 students gained a Level 2 qualification as their highest qualification in English. 1 achieving a grade 4 at GCSE, and the other student, a Functional Skills at Level 2.  
  • 2 NHAS and B29 students gained a Maths GCSE at Level 2, 1 of the students achieving a grade 7 and the other achieving a grade 4.

 

What Went Well in English and Maths

  • 100% of Yr11 students gained an English and Maths qualification.
  • 5 students gained a Maths GCSE at Grade 4.
  • Of our total number of Yr11 students on site;
  • 55% (18 out of 33) gained an English GCSE as their highest English qualification.
  • 61% (20 out of 33) gained a Maths GCSE as their highest Maths qualification.
  • Of our total number of Yr11 students across the whole Centre;
  • 54% (26 out of 46) gained a Level 1 qualification in English as their highest qualification in English.
  • 41% (19 out of 46) gained a Level 1 qualification in Maths as their highest qualification in Maths.
  • 13% (6 out of 46) gained a Level 2 qualification in Maths as their highest qualification in Maths.

 

Overview of GCSEs 2017- 2018

What Went Well

  • 73% (11 out of 15) of Yr11 students studying Biology gained a GCSE qualification.  Whilst this figure is lower than the percentage from the previous year who achieved this qualification, double the number sat this exam this year. 
  • 100% (6 out of 6) of Yr11 students studying Catering gained a GCSE qualification A* to G.  1 student gaining a Catering GCSE at grade D. 
  • 100% (3 out of 3) of Yr11 students entered gained a Cambridge National Certificate in ICT, which is equivalent to a GSCE in ICT.
  • 100% (6 out of 6) of Yr11 students entered gained a Cambridge National Award in ICT, which is equivalent to half a GSCE in ICT.
  • 100% (3 out of 3) of Yr11 students studying Art gained a GCSE.
  • 100% (3 out of 3) of Yr11 students studying Leisure and Tourism GCSE gained a GCSE
  • 2 students gained 6 GCSEs
  • 4 students gained 5 GCSEs
  • 7 students gained 4 GCSEs
  • 7 students gained 3 GCSEs
  • 5 students gained 1 GCSE

 

Overview of Other Qualifications 2017 - 2018

What Went Well

  • 18% (6 out of 33) of Yr11 students gained an ICT Cambridge Nationals qualification, which is equivalent to half a GCSE. 
  • 100% (7 out of 7) of Yr11 students studying Construction achieved the Level 1 BTEC qualification. 1 student achieving the Certificate and 6 students achieving the Award.
  • 100% (6 out of 6) of Yr11 students studying Level 1 Sport BTEC achieved the qualification. All 6 students achieving the Award.
  • 100% (8 out of 8) of Yr11 students studying the Level 1 City and Guilds Hair & Beauty qualification achieved the qualification.  3 achieved an Award, 4 achieved a Certificate and 1 achieved a Diploma. 
  • All onsite Yr11 students made progress in their vocational subject.
  • 4 of the NHAS and B29 Yr11 students achieved the BTEC Catering Level 1 Award. 
  • This is the first year that a Yr11 student achieved a Level 1 ABC Mechanics Award.
  • 100% (9 out of 9) of Yr11 students studying Mechanics achieved the Entry Level 3 ABC qualification; 6 students achieving the Certificate and 3 students achieving the Award.
  • 100% (2 out of 2) of the Yr11 students studying the Enterprise Award achieved the qualification. 1 student gained the Award at Level 1 and 1 students gained the Award at Level 2.  These students achieved this when they were in Yr 10.
  • 100% (3 out of 3) of the Yr11 students studying the Level 1 Certificate in Business Enterprise achieved the qualification.
  • 100% (2 out of 2) of Yr11 students studying Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering achieved the qualification.
  • 11 Yr11 students studying for Arts Award across the whole Centre achieved an Arts Council Bronze Arts Award which is an improvement on last year’s figure of 5 students.
  • 5 Yr11 students achieved a Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Bronze Award this is an improvement on last year’s figure of 1 student.  Other students achieved partial, Unit Awards.
  • 100% (3 out of 3) of Yr11 students achieved Basic Horse Riding Skills AQA Unit Awards through our Saddle Up provision.
  • 2 NHAS and B29 Yr11 students achieved NOCN Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development Level 1 Award through our Right Trax provision.

     

    Evaluating ‘Even Better Ifs’ from last Academic Year

  • To continue with 100% of students gaining an appropriate Maths and English qualification. 

    This was achieved.

  • 100% of students gaining an ICT qualification: improving 5% from 95%.

    This was not achieved. Not all the students had access to discrete lessons in ICT last academic year. This has been changed so that this academic year everyone has access to discrete ICT lessons.  

  •  It would be good to see 100% of Yr11 students studying Science, gain an appropriate

     Science qualification. 

       This was not achieved. 15 students were entered and 11 students passed, which is

       73%. It was not feasible to offer Entry Level Biology as an alternative as it could not be

       taught alongside the GCSE within the same lessons. As of 2018, Biology GCSE is now

       an Optional subject at KS4.

     

  • It would be good to see 100% of Yr11 students studying Leisure and Tourism GCSE gained the qualification. 

    This was achieved even though the numbers were low. We no longer offer this qualification.

  • To aim for more students gaining D of E Bronze Award as this will be our second year of running this qualification.

    This was achieved; there were 5 students this year compared to 1 from last year.

  • To aim for 75% of students who are working on an Arts Award, to achieve this qualification as this will be our second year of running this qualification as a timetabled curriculum area. 65% of the Year 11 students this year across the whole Centre who studied it achieving an Arts Award this year.  Although this is under the 75% that we were aiming for, more students studied it this year compared to last year and the 65% equates to 12 students achieving it compared to only 5 students the previous year. 

     

‘Even Better If’ 2018-2019

  • For 100% of Year 11 students to gain an appropriate qualification in ICT.
  • For 50% of Year 11 Sports students, to achieve a Certificate in Sport BTEC. 
  • For 50% of Year 11 Catering students, to achieve a Certificate in Catering BTEC. 
  • For 50% of Year 11 Construction students, to achieve a Certificate in Construction BTEC. 
  • For at least 2 Year 11 Mechanics students to gain Level 1 qualification in Mechanics.
  • For 75% of students studying Animals and the Environment programme to achieve the new qualification of the City and Guilds Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills as well as AQA Awards in Basic Horse Riding skills.

     

Behaviour & Attendance & Destinations 2017-18

  • 91% of year 11 students progressed with their behaviour.
  • Year 11 students attendance was 76% with 58% of year 11 students progressing from attendance at their previous educational placement.
  • 3% of year 11 students were NEET (1 out of the 33).

Destinations

Of the 33 Year 11 students:    

  • 67% (22) successfully gained placements on college courses, of the majority of these students are due to attend North Herts College in September 2018.  Placements were gained on a wide variety of courses including Hairdressing, Mechanics, Electrical Installation, Health & Social Care, Catering, Construction and Business related courses.
  • 15% (5) successfully gained placements in Employment.
  • 9% (3) of our students successfully applied for apprenticeships in trades.
  • 3% (1) of our students are currently NEET
  • 6%(2) of our students are currently in Training