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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 2018

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 2018 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

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Number of Students

34

9

2

3

Number of Qualifications Achieved

234

9

6

 17

 

More qualifications were achieved in 2018 compared with 2017, covering a range of academic and vocational qualifications, including GCSE, Entry Level, Functional Skills, Arts Award as well as ECDL.

 

 

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The table below shows the percent of 9 to 4 and 9 to 1 achieved at GCSE subjects, for Y11, offered at Willow Bank. They are compared with the national performance in those subjects.

Figures for 2016/2017 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

       % 9 to 94

       % 9 to 1

% 9 to 4

Nationally (Provisional  August 2018)

 

% 9 - 1

Nationally

(Provisional August 2018)

 

English

         33 (37)

       27% (27)

      94% (92)

         58.2%

        99.4%

English Literature

         25 (15)

       32% (40)

      96% (94)

         75.6%

        99.8%

Mathematics

         33 (37)

       39% (18)

      91% (92)

         58.9%

         97.5%

Science: Trilogy

(A new course compared with last year’s Additional Science)

          9 (8)

       56% (38)

Scoring 4-4 and above

     100% (88)

         55.2%

         98.4%

Single Science (Chemistry or Physics; compared with last year’s Core Science)

        11 (25)

         27% (4)

     100% (100)

         90.0%

        99.4%

Fine Art

15 (18 mixed full and short course)

        27% (65)

     100% (95%)

         76.0%

         99.7%

Film Studies

       12 (15)

       83 % (72)

      100% (93)

         59.7%

         97.5%

 

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Against national figures, WB students perform broadly in line with 9 to 1 pass rate. However, in most subjects the 9-4 rate is 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 9-1

% 9-4

% 9-1

Willow Bank

142

52

37%

93%

Outreach

3

3

100%

100%

Ward 3

17

14

82%

100%

Combined

162

69

43%

96%

 

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.

 

Exam graph 3

 

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

  • Certificate for Preparation for Working Life
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Award in IT
  • Free Standing Maths Qualifications (FSMQ) in Money Management and Using Data (Foundation)
  • Certificate in the Use of Mathematics
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Entry Level Science
  • Arts Award

All these qualifications help 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 are able to achieve some form of qualification in order to ensure a future pathway.

 

 

  Results 2017/18:

 

Qualification

No of Entries

Pass rate

Notes

Preparation for Working Life

22

100%

19 at Level 2, 3 at Level 1

ECDL: Level 2

10

100%

4 Distinction*

2 Distinction

4 Merit

ECDL: Level 1

9

100%

 

Certificate in Use of Mathematics

11

91%

 

Functional Skills Maths

18

89%

6 at Level 2, 10 at Level 1)

Science

9

100%

Entry Level

Arts Award

4

100%

Level 1

 

 

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