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“Pupils make substantial progress across the curriculum because teaching closely matches their individual needs, and because expectations of what they can achieve are high.”

“On arrival, all pupils have experienced gaps in their learning and some have negative attitudes to learning. No time is wasted in transforming pupils’ attitudes. By working with health and other agencies, teachers very quickly close the gaps in learning very precisely. Pupils’ rates of progress increase and many pupils make exceptional progress.”

“Pupils make excellent progress toward their individual targets because they benefit from the high-quality interventions, therapies and strategies the school provides. The most able pupils make significant progress across the curriculum. Disadvantaged pupils make at least similar progress to that of their classmates, and it is often faster. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.”

(OFSTED – June 2017)

Key Stage 4 Results 2017

Children’s Hospital School are incredibly proud of their GCSE results and the hard work, dedication and resilience that our students have shown despite their medical needs and personal daily challenges. Our Year 11 students have missed a significant amount of their education through illness yet all of them have managed to achieve at least one qualification! Below is a summary of our GCSE results. For a more detailed report please contact the school who will be able to provide you with a copy of the Exams 2017 Report.

In a small cohort, one student represents a large percentage. The profile of students can change dramatically year on year. Students at Children’s Hospital School do not all take the same GCSE subjects and number of qualifications – students are entered for GCSE based on their individual needs with their health being paramount.

 

Year 11 WB

Year 10 WB

Outreach

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Number of Students

40

8

4

3

Number of Qualifications Achieved

226

10

17

 

 

 More students were entered for examinations and more qualifications were achieved in 2017 compared with 2018.

 

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The table below shows the percent of A*- C and A* - G achieved at GCSE subjects, for Y11, offered at Willow Bank. They are compared with the national performance in those subjects. Figures for 2015/2016 are in brackets yet due to the nature of our students and their complex needs it is difficult to compare year on year. Information is therefore included for context purposes.

 

SUBJECT

No of Entries

(2016) 2017

% A*-C

(2016) 2017

% A*-G

(2016) 2017

% A*-C

Nationally 2017

% A* - G

Nationally

2017

English

(27) 37

(19) 27

(82) 92

61.2

99.4

English Lit

(13) 15

(61) 40

(93) 94

73.3

99.4

Film Studies

(9) 15

(67) 72

(100) 93

59.3

97.6

Mathematics

(30) 37

(20) 18

(87) 92

67.8

97.8

Core Science

(15) 25

(0) 4

(80) 100

48.7

98.9

Additional Science

(11) 8

(45) 38

(82) 88

59.3

99.1

Art (Full Course)

(1) 8

(100) 75

(100) 88

73.2

99.4

Art (Short Course)

(10) 12

(0) 8

(80) 100

25.6

94

RE (Short Course)

(0) 12

(0) 8

(0) 83

62.0

95.5

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Against national figures, WB students perform broadly in line with 1-9 (A*- G) pass rate. However, in most subjects the 4-9 (A*- C) rate is significantly lower. This can be expected when considering the considerable absence from school most of the students have had across their school careers.

 

 

                 Percentage 4-9 (A* to C)

 

 

 Total No Entries

      No of 4-9

        % 4-9

         % 1-9

Willow Bank

          245

            72

          29%

          92%

Outreach

           17

             8

          47%

        100%

Combined

          262

            80

          31%

          93%

 

 

At CHS students are on individualised timetables according to their medical needs. They are often unable to attend CHS for 5 full days. For many students, any attendance is a significant achievement and enables them to gain qualifications they would not otherwise have achieved. It is noticeable that where students’ attendance to lessons, once engaged with CHS, is good, they tend to achieve a higher number of points overall.

There is a clear positive correlation between attendance rates and the points scored from qualifications.

 

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In addition to sitting GCSE exams students were able to access additional qualifications:

  • Certificate for Preparation for Working Life
  • ECDL (ICT – Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Free Standing Maths Qualification in Money Management
  • Arts Award
  • Entry Level
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 1 and Level 2)

Although not all of these qualifications award performance points they do continue to offer a broad curriculum to CHS students. They can be especially useful for ensuring students who, through illness, have missed too much to contemplate a GCSE entry but are able to achieve some form of qualification in order to ensure a future pathway.

 

 

                      Results 2016/17:

Qualification

No of Students

Pass rate

Notes

Prep for working Life: Level 1

23

96%

(14 at level 2, 8 at Level 1)

Functional Skills Maths

20

80%`

(2 at level 2, 18 at Level 1)

ECDL: Level 1

4

100%

 

ECDL: Level 2

10

100

100% (3 Distinction*, 1 Distinction, 4 Merit and 2 pass)

Free Standing Maths Qualification in Money Management

8

88%

Level 1 qualification

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