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    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.

    Exam Results

    Our historical results are available at the Department for Education School Performance Tables website, the link is below. Our August 2017 results are as follows. 

    Overview
     
    GCSE 2017
     
    41% of students achieved a Grade 5 or higher in English and Maths.
    44% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Grade 4 or higher
    31% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Grade 5 or higher
    Attainment 8: 47.3 (compared to 44.98 for 2016)
    Progress 8: +0.09 (compared to -0.02 for 2016)
     
    A Level 2017

    Data is broken down into Academic, A Level, Applied General and Tech Level qualifications.

    • Academic qualifications are defined as all academic qualifications including A Levels.
    • A Level qualifications are subject specific advanced academic qualifications.
    • Applied General qualifications are defined as broad vocation qualifications (such as BTEC).
    • Tech Level qualifications are occupational qualifications (such as City and Guilds).
     
    Progress: 
    Academic: 0.21 (significantly positive, places the school in the top 10% nationally)
    A Level: 0.22 (significantly positive, places the school in the top 10% nationally)
    Applied General: 0.78 (significantly positive, places the school in the top 10% nationally)
     
    Progress in English: 1.0  (significantly positive, places the school in the top 5% nationally)
    Progress in Maths: 0.8 (significantly positive, places the school in the top 5% nationally)
     
    Average Grades:
    The average grade that students achieved in Academic qualifications was  C+
    The average grade that students achieved in A Level qualifications was  C+
    The average grade that students achieved in Applied General qualifications was  Distinction*
    The average grade that students achieved in Tech Level qualifications was  Distinction*
     
    Retention1
    Academic: 98% 
    A Level: 98%
    Applied General: 98%
    Tech Level Qualifications: 100%
     
    1 Retention is a key component of  16-19 funding, based on a student’s study programme. To count as retained, students need to complete, or be continuing, at least one of their learning aims.

    Sixth Form Destinations

    2017 destinations data  is as follows:

    80% of students went into Higher Education (21% Russell Group2 Higher Education).

    6% started a gap year with deferred Higher Education place.

    6% of students went into employment.

    5% of students started apprenticeships.

    3% of students went into Year 14 Wath Comprehensive School Sixth Form.

    94% of students entered education, employment or training directly after leaving our Sixth Form.

    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

    Two of the key measures by which all schools are judged are school performance tables and Ofsted reports.  You can find our exam results here:

    Department for Education School Performance Tables (Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College)

    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 Inspection Report Page for Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

    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.