Examination results 2016/17
Congratulations to Essex Fresh Start (EFS) pupils who passed their GCSEs this year. It was a very proud moment for staff and parents to celebrate their success at the EFS Graduation Ceremony at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday 8th September.
Essex Fresh Start has had another bumper year of results for our Year 11 pupils. In the school academic year 2016-2017, pupils have managed to achieve 243 awards and qualifications between them. This is an increase of 26% compared to last year and a remarkable achievement for pupils who have, on average, lost 18 months of schooling from their education journey as well as numerous interruptions and new starts.
70% of pupils who sat the examinations passed GCSEs in Science and Maths. 75% of pupils also achieved GCSE equivalent qualifications in ICT, Maths and English.
54% of pupils achieved BTEC qualifications in work skills, sport and leisure and cookery.
95% of pupils achieved qualifications in a number of work related areas e.g. health and safety, first aid, fire safety, speaking and listening and food hygiene and as a result secured college and work placements with training.
On average, pupils left EFS with 10 qualifications but a number achieved up to 17 awards and qualifications this year.
Remarkably, Y10 pupils did not want to feel left out, themselves 65% achieving qualifications, including GCSEs.
Cheryl Rutter, Head Teacher, and the EFS Senior Leadership Team, were keen to congratulate staff, past and present, who have supported the Y11 pupils over time. “TCES Group is relentless in its pursuit of Inclusion for our pupils. This is developed through various means, but ultimately pupils will find it easier to be included in adulthood if they hold the certificates and qualifications which enable them to access employment and education. These improved results demonstrate our commitment to deliver these for our pupils at EFS.”
|English||Functional Skills Level 2||3|
|English||Functional Skills Level 1
Speaking and Listening
|Maths||Functional Skills Level 1||1|
|Home Cooking Skills||BTEC Level 1||5|
|Home Cooking Skills||BTEC Level 2||1|
|Sport and Active Leisure||BTEC Level 1||7|
|Work Skills||BTEC Level 1||7|
|English Speaking Board||Independent Communication Skills Entry 1||14|
|English Speaking Board||Developing Oral Interview Skills Entry 2||4|
|English Speaking Board||Communicating with Music Entry 1||1|
|Vocational short courses:||Interview skills
Health and Safety
Preparation for Work Skills (e.g. Interview skills, completing application forms, manual handling)
|Vocational Courses:||Vehicle Maintenance
Animal Care Progression Skills
|AQA unit Awards:||Singing, playing instruments, taking part in a performance, independence skills||10|