Key Stage 5 Results:
We are committed to providing a comprehensive Level 3 programme with access to positive progression for all students at age 17 and 18, not only for Wickersley students but for the broader Rotherham community to which we cater at Key Stage 5. Our entry requirements are not elitist, and selection for courses is based on ability to access the course and achieve a positive outcome, and students are guided through these choices.
The University picture is changing and this year 40% of our students accepted unconditional offers. In most cases, we would discourage students from accepting such offers, as they can lead to low aspirations and a loss of purpose and poor effort in Year 13.
Our students move on to very positive destinations, particularly those students who apply to the best universities. 21% of our students who finished their A-levels in 2019 will attend a Russell Group university, which is 10% higher than the national average of 11%.
Key stage 5 data is assessed by a value-added score which shows how well students have progressed in comparison to students nationally with the same KS4 prior attainment.
This score is expressed as a proportion of a grade above or below national average. +0.5 would be the equivalent to performance half a grade above average for the intake of the sixth form.
Value Added measures will be published by the government later this year.
Performance against targets:
We do not operate a policy of withdrawing students who have only a slim chance of gaining a grade E, as this of value to students.