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Key Stage 4 Results 2016

 

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 2016 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 Ward 3
Number of Students 29 9 7 3
Number of Qualifications Achieved 138 17 16 25

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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 2014/2015 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 % A*-C % A*-G

% A*-C

Nationally

(Provisional August 2016)

% A* - G

Nationally

(Provisional August 2016)

 

English (35) 27 (29) 19 (89) 82 60.2 98.4
English Lit (10) 13 (90) 61 (100) 93 75.1 98.9
Film Studies (11) 9 (82) 67 (100) 100 66.4 98.2
Mathematics (35) 30 (34) 20 (80) 87 61.0 96.2
Core Science (16) 15 (19) 0 (81) 80 52.9 98.6
Additional Science (22) 11 (27) 45 (95) 82 59.7 99.2
Art (Full Course) (6) 1 (50) 100 (100) 100 75.9 99.3
Art (Short Course) (6) 10 (0) 0 (67) 80 29.7 96.2
RE (Full Course) (13) 0 (38) 0 (92) 0 71.6 98.1
RE (Short Course) (4) 0 (50) 0 (100) 0 56.6 96.1

 

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Against national figures, WB students perform broadly in line with A*- G pass rate. However, in most subjects the 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.

 

  Total No Entries %A*-C %A*-G Average Grade
Willow Bank 29 39% 88% C                         
Outreach 7 47.1% 100% C-
Ward 3 3 75% 100% C
Combined 39 53.7% 96% C

 

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 APS.

 

%Attendance Average Point Score
<30 38
30-60 126
60-80 157
>80 234

 

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

  • Certificate for Preparation for Working Life (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • ECDL (ICT – Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Free Standing Maths Qualification in Money Management
  • Award / Certificate in PSE
  • 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 are able to achieve some form of qualification in order to ensure a future pathway.

 

Results 2015/16:

Qualification No of Students Percentage who passed
Prep for working Life: Level 1 7 100%
Prep for working life: Level 2 7 100%
Functional Skills Maths 16 57%
ECDL: Level 1 4 25%
ECDL: Level 2 5 100% (3 Distinction, 1 Merit and 1 pass)
PSE Credits 4 100%

 

One of our core values at Children’s Hospital School is that medical needs are not a barrier to learning or to success. The following chart indicates students’ destinations post 16 and we are thrilled that over 85% of our Year 11 cohort 2015/2016 have remained in education. This is testament to their desire to achieve and the correct support, guidance and nurture that they have had during their time at Children’s Hospital School.

 

Destination Percent
Education 82%
Apprenticeship 3%
NEET 3%
Left Area 3%
NEET due to Medical Needs 6%
Didn’t Engage/Unknown 3%

 

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