Search

Average Havering further education student is one grade down on the UK average - government figures

10:26 01 February 2013

Cllr Paul Rochford

Cllr Paul Rochford

Archant

Havering’s typical further education student leaves college one grade down on the UK average, new figures show.

A level points explained

A* = 300

A = 270

B = 240

C = 210

D = 180

E = 150

But most of Havering’s further education centres are performing well above the national average, according to the Department for Education’s league tables, released on Thursday.

Of the seven centres for which data were available, five saw at least 86 per cent of pupils achieving three or more A levels at grades A* to E, or equivalent qualifications. The national average is 82.4 per cent.

The biggest success story is Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School in Upminster, 100 per cent of whose students achieved the benchmark.

Points per student, which take into account both the number of qualifications sat and the grades achieved, range from an average of 1041 at Sacred Heart of Mary to 427 at Havering College.

Further education centres in Havering, the percentage of their students who gain three A*-E grades or equivalent, and the average points score per student

The Campion School 97% 810.2

The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School 99% 856.5

The Frances Bardsley School for Girls 81% 760.0

Havering College of Further and Higher Education 41% 427.2

Havering Sixth Form College 86% 726.9

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School 100% 1040.5

St Edward’s Church of England School & Sixth Form College 95% 752.6

Sacred Heart of Mary’s score places it in Britain’s top four per cent of further education centres.

The national average is 733 points, roughly equivalent to three B grades, while Havering’s average is 667, roughly equivalent to two C grades and a B.

Overall, four of the borough’s seven further education centres who provided data have seen a drop in the average number of points their students gained.

Havering’s education boss Cllr Paul Rochford said: “I’d like to say ‘well done’ to everyone who has taken their A level exams.

“When Havering College scores are taken into account, there is a slight decline similar to the national figure but we should remember the hard work and success stories of the many individual students who make up these statistics.”

Havering College vice principal Pat Brennan-Barrett said: “Havering College of Further and Higher Education supports learners with lower levels of prior attainment, who study less than three A-levels. In addition to our full-time programmes we offer part-time courses where students are likely to do less than three A-levels.

“We offer students a wide range of vocational courses and training. For example, the number of students studying BTEC National Level 3 courses with us last year was 605 with a 91 per cent achievement rate. 152 students took the Extended National Diploma which is equivalent to three A-levels. 93 per cent passed this course.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

A car overturned on the A13 this morning (Pic: @LAS_Newham/Twitter)

Two people received medical treatment after a car overturned on the A13 in the early hours of this morning.

Printing dispute

In a world obsessed with 24 hour news, it is difficult to imagine newsagent shelves devoid of local papers.

08:38
Striking Junior doctors on the picket line at the Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Junior doctors walked out on their second 24 hour strike at 8am this morning (Wednesday).

08:17
Do you know who they are? Police want to talk to these men in connection with a robbery

Police have issued CCTV images after reports that three men attempted to rob an 18-year-old at a McDonald’s in Romford last night (Tuesday), threatening him with a knife and acid.

A report on the brigades budget for 2016/17 will be discussed following a public consultation

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority will discuss a report on the brigades’ budget for 2016/17 following a public consultation.

Yesterday, 18:18
One of the Cessna light aircraft used to import drugs

The trusted lieutenant of a drug smuggling mastermind has been jailed for 23 years after £33.5million of cocaine was brought into Britain by air,

Yesterday, 17:13
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

The trust running King George Hospital has insisted a timeline for downgrading the A&E has not yet been drawn up.

Yesterday, 15:55
People taking part in Mud and Madness obstacle course at Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster to raise money for St Francis Hospice

More rain meant more mud as athletes of all ages got dirty at the weekend to raise money for St Francis’s Hospice, in Havering-atte-Bower.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe