Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Post 16 Progression

 

Provision for Progression

At Bishop Rawstorne we strive to ensure that all of our students in Upper School are given the opportunity to enquire about their futures. From the middle of Year 10, students are encouraged to be aware of the wide variety of colleges that will be available for them to apply for in the autumn of Year 11. We also allow students to visit at least 2 colleges in Year 10, and more if they feel they need to and we can accommodate them.  

Further to this, we provide students with access to one-to-one careers interviews. These are conducted with our independent careers advisors, Cara Jones and Jo Fidler who visit the school twice a week between September and November. In these sessions they deliver bespoke advice to all students that request it, and also any students that staff identify may need support making decisions about the next step.

We also link with Chorley Council and attend their “Get Chorley Working” event annually, and this year we are linking with Preston Council’s education support department and are attending the “Lancashire Skills Festival”.

In school we have organised a range of career events. Mr Williams takes Year 10 on a “Work Related” day in early July where they focus on the skills needed to become employable and guest speakers promote the world of work to students. Mrs Petts, through Science, has also arranged a Human Careers Library that allowed students in Years 9, 10 and 11 to meet with people working in local industries and find out more about the world of employment.

 

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Student Destinations 2015

Of the 181 students that left Bishop Rawstorne in the summer of 2015 we have solid and confirmed date for 177. Our data shows 172 went onto 6th form, either following a Vocational or an A level route. 5 Went on to take apprenticeships that did not follow our traditional providers, and currently we have no firm data for 4 students.

Of the 172 students that went on to 6th form college, 65 took a vocational route and 107 A level courses of some type. 4 students had to retake both English and Maths GCSE and students have opted to resit English GCSE and 7 have opted to retake Maths. Further to this 8 other students retook Maths and 2 others opted for English.

A LEVEL UPTAKE

Our 107 A level students went on to sit 372 A/AS Level courses.

Students have taken many courses that don’t naturally progress from the curriculum delivered at Bishop Rawstorne such as Law, Psychology, Media, Photography etc…. It is easy, however, to categorise many subjects under the broad umbrella that we do offer. 81% of A level routes fit our traditional curriculum subjects once again reflecting the quality of our delivery, and also the breadth of coverage that we provide.

Breakdown of ‘Other’ Subjects

Breakdown of Sciences and Languages.

VOCATIONAL UPTAKE

65 students went on to follow a vocational route through 1 of our main providers. This year the overwhelming majority of our vocational students took BTEC courses and whilst 48% fit into our traditional curriculum choices, 52% do not.

Breakdown of ‘Other’ vocational choices

 

Student Destinations 2014

Of the 187 students that left Bishop Rawstorne our data shows 172 went onto 6th form, either following a Vocational or an A level route. 6 Went on to take apprenticeships that did not follow our traditional providers, and 1 followed a scholarship into football. 8 students at present have no firm data.

178 went on to post 16 provision in the Lancashire area. Of these students however, 98 went on to take A levels and 80 went down the vocational pathway.

A LEVEL UPTAKE

Our 98 students went on to sit 387 A/AS Level courses

Breakdown of Sciences and Languages

Students have taken many courses that don’t naturally progress from the curriculum delivered at Bishop Rawstorne such as Law, Psychology, Media, Classics etc…. It is easy, however, to categorise many subjects under the broad umbrella that we do offer.

What is very pleasing to see is that even given the huge variety of courses available to the students at the many different establishments that they can attend, 85% of opted for courses fall under the traditional subjects that we teach. This reflects the quality of our delivery, and also the breadth of coverage that we provide.

VOCATIONAL UPTAKE

The range of Vocational qualifications available can be quite overwhelming, though at present they mainly fit in to 2 categories – Apprenticeships, and BTECs.

81 students went on to follow a vocational route through 1 of our main providers. These students took mostly BTEC courses that fit into the following subject areas, though 9 did follow the apprenticeship route.

Breakdown of Technology and Apprenticeships

Once again it is very positive to see so many students following courses that fit under our traditional umbrella, developing skills that they have learnt at Bishop Rawstorne (88 %)

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Student Destinations 2013

Of the 188 students that left Bishop Rawstorne our data shows 183 went onto 6th form, either following a Vocational or an A level route. 2 went on to joins the armed forces.

183 went on to post 16 provision in the Lancashire area. Of these students however, 96 went on to take A levels and 87 went down the vocational pathway.

A-Level Uptake

Our 96 students went on to sit 367 A / AS Level courses.

Breakdown of Sciences and Languages


Students have taken many courses that don’t naturally progress from the curriculum delivered at Bishop Rawstorne such as Law, Psychology, Media, Classics etc…. It is easy, however, to categorise many subjects under the broad umbrella that we do offer. What is very pleasing to see is that even given the huge variety of courses available to the students at the many different establishments that they can attend, 88% of opted for courses fall under the traditional subjects that we teach. This reflects the quality of our delivery, and also the breadth of coverage that we provide.

Vocational Uptake

The range of Vocational qualifications available can be quite overwhelming, though at present they mainly fit in to 2 categories – Apprenticeships, and BTECs.

Apprenticeships are a great way to start or develop a career, whilst improving your prospects of finding a job in the industry you have chosen by doing a real job for a real employer. You can get an Apprenticeship in a wide range of industries like Accountancy, Agriculture, Business Administration, Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty and Horticulture, plus many more.

As an Apprentice you will learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money at the same time. You will work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and tend to spend four days working with an employer and one day a week in College gaining your qualification.

There are different sizes of BTEC qualification at each level. The smallest is the Award followed by the Certificate and then the largest which is the Diploma.

Unit results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and depending on the level you sit they are equitable to certain grades of A level.

The number of units varies according to the design and focus of each qualification, and all students complete realistic work-based assignments, which are internally assessed.

BTECS are recognised by a large number of companies across a wide range of industries. If you are not fond of taking exams and find the pressure causes you to under-perform, a BTEC will allow you to undertake a number of units for which you will present evidence, based on real-life work and studies.

Of our 87 students that began vocational courses, we have firm data for 78.These students took mostly BTEC courses that fit into the following subject areas.

Breakdown of Technology and PSHE


Once again it is very positive to see so many students following courses that fit under our traditional umbrella, developing skills that they have learnt at Bishop Rawstorne (83%).

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