Examination results 2017/18

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 14th September.

Essex Fresh Start has had another bumper year of results for our Year 11 pupils. In the school academic year 2017-2018, pupils have managed to achieve 246 awards and qualifications between them. This is 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.

62% of pupils who sat the examinations passed GCSEs in Science, Maths, English and Art & Design. 65% of pupils also achieved GCSE equivalent qualifications in ICT, Maths and English.

65% of pupils achieved BTEC qualifications in work skills, sport and leisure and cookery.

75% 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 86% 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.”

Subject: Qualification: Result
Maths GCSE 8
Science GCSE 1
English GCSE 1
Art & Design GCSE 1
English Functional Skills Level 2 6
English Functional Skills Level 1



Speaking and Listening





Maths Functional Skills Level 1 4
Maths Functional Skills Level 2 1
English Entry Level 14
Maths Entry Level 14
Science Entry Level 5
Home Cooking Skills BTEC Level 1 2
Home Cooking Skills BTEC Level 2 1
Sport and Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 3
Work Skills BTEC Level 1 2
English Speaking Board Independent Communication Skills Entry 1 4
Food Hygiene L2 10
First Aid Primary 9
Vocational short courses: Interview skills

Customer Care

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 21