CEDARS Short Stay School

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SUMMER LEAVERS 2021

This is a year of extraordinary issues for our cohort of 14 Year 11 leavers. Schools were closed to most pupils by the Government twice on 11.11.20 to 02.12.20 and 06.01.21 to 08.03.21 as part of the national COVID-19 measures and it was announced that year 11 would not be taking any exams this summer.  Teachers used a range of evidence including assessment and mock exam results to provide Teacher Assessed Grades (or TAGs).

In 2020-21 all but one year 11 pupils were single rolled.  3 (21.5%) are girls and 11 (78.5%) are boys. 13 of these students sat at least one exam, either at CEDARS base or with an Alternative Provider. 100% of those sitting exams achieved at least one qualification.

12/13 of those taking an exam sat Functional Skills or the English Language GCSE exam and 13 (92.3%) passed. This is on par with the results from summer 2020, and reflects the predicted grades for this cohort.

13/13 of those taking an exam sat Functional Skills or the Maths GCSE exam and 13 (100%) passed. This is better than the results from summer 2020, and reflects the predicted grades for this cohort.

Students also achieved passes in Art & Design, Biology, Catering & Hospitality, City &  Guilds Writing and Maths, Construction, Creative Media, D&T Product Design, hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, Information Technology, Literature and Sport.

2 of our leavers are ‘Looked After Children’. They both achieved qualifications and have secured Post 16 placements.

Three of our leavers had Special Educational Needs. All received qualifications and have a post 16 placements arranged by SEND professionals.

The key indicator for Y11 success is NEET (Not in Education, Education or Training) prevention as all PRU students are regarded as ‘high RONI‘ (Risk ONeet Index). 12/14 (85.7%) of leavers had a year 12 destination arranged by July. The CEDARS SSS measurement of NEET/non-NEET is to check whether pupils are attending education/training during the last week of September and is not a presumed destination figure.