Students & Parents
Wath Comprehensive School seeks to enlarge and enrich the experiences of school students and of the wider community it serves. We have a key role to play in transforming educational aspiration in Rotherham and the Dearne Valley.
Copies of our prospectus and recent Ofsted reports can be found at the bottom of this page.
Our historical results are available at the Department for Education School Performance Tables website, the link is below. Our August 2018 results are as follows.
|Key Stage 4 (GCSE) 2018|
|Attainment 8: 45.78 (compared to 47.3 in 2017 and 44.98 in 2016)|
|Progress 8: -0.06 (compared to +0.09 in 2018 and -0.02 in 2016)|
|47 % of students achieved a 'Strong Pass' Grade 5 or higher in English and Maths.|
|37 % of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Grade 4 or higher
22 % of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Grade 5 or higher
|Key stage 5 (Sixth Form) 2018|
|A* - A: 22%|
|A* - B: 53%|
|A* - E: 100%|
|Attainment: Applied General (Applied General qualifications include BTECs and Diplomas)|
|Distinction* - Distinction: 85%|
|Distinction* - Merit: 99%|
|Distinction* - Pass: 100%|
|KS5 Average Attainment Per Entry: A-level|
|KS5 Average Attainment Per Entry: Applied General|
|Level 3 Value Added1|
|A-level: 0.00 (compared to 0.20 in 2017)|
|Applied General: 0.60 (compared to 0.77 in 2017)|
|1. Level 3 Value Added (or L3VA) is a progress measure for Sixth Form. A score of 0.00 means that the progress our students make is in line with national averages, a positive score means we are above national averages.|
Key Stage 4 Destinations (after GCSE)
2018 Key Stage 4 destinations data is as follows:
82% of pupils stayed in education after Key Stage 4 (and stayed in education for at least 2 terms)
43% of pupils stayed at Wath Comprehensive School's Sixth Form
5% of pupils started apprenticeships after Key Stage 4 (and stayed in the apprenticeship for more than 6 months)
4% of pupils started employment (and stayed in employment for at least 2 terms)
8% of pupils were not counted as staying in education or employment. These students may have enrolled in courses or employment but have not sustained this activity, claimed out-of-work benefits, or been reported as NEET (not in education, employment or training) by their local authority.
1% of pupils are listed as destination unknown.
Key Stage 5 Destinations (after A-level)
2018 destinations data is as follows:
78% of students stayed in education for at least 2 terms after 16-18 study.
69% of students went into higher education (13% Russell Group2 higher education).
12% of students went into employment.
5% of students started apprenticeships.
11% of students were not counted as being in education or employment for at least 2 terms after 16 to 18 study. They may have been enrolled on a course or in employment for part of this time, but not sustained this activity, or have claimed out-of-work benefits in the year.
2. The Russell Group universities represent 24 of the UK's top higher education institutions and promote excellent teaching and research.
Performance Data and Ofsted
School performance tables and Ofsted reports can be accessed from the links below.
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is independent. Its purpose is to regulate and inspect services which care for children and young people. Ofsted generally inspects secondary schools every 5 years, although the frequency of inspections can increase under certain circumstances. Its latest report can be found here:
Ofsted is interested in the views of parents and carers. If you would like to express your views you can go to the Parent View website: it is a simple 12 question survey to gauge your opinions of our school.