Pupil Progress and Achievement at PCA

Click this link to view the Department for Education performance tables.  

Due to the significant level of need of pupils attending PCA, a very high percentage of these pupils are performing below the expected levels at the end of key stage. However, we do have very high aspirations for all of our pupils and set challenging targets and rigorously track progress against this. Pupil progress is benchmarked against the National Caspa Data set, which compares pupils with similar levels of need.

EYFS

  • At PCA we use a range of additional assessment tools to track small steps of progress such as Development Matters, B Squared, Caspa, Evisense, Key Stage assessments and parental comments.
  • Each developmental stage is broken into 3 sublevels and progress through these sublevels is tracked throughout EYFS.  Children making above 3 levels of progress are making above expected progress in development matters in comparison the progress in mainstream settings.
  • Whilst the table below shows progress in Literacy and Numeracy, the data is representative of all 7 areas of the curriculum at the end of a child’s reception year at PCA.

 

 

Yr R

No of pupils

Literacy- sublevels of progress

Numeracy- sublevels of progress

2+

4+

5+

2+

4+

5+

2019-2020

8

100% 

 100%

33% 

100% 

100% 

  50% 

 

 

 

 

Pupil progress from Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 4

This progress is measured against targets set for a full academic year. However due to Covid-19 many pupils accessed 1 term of learning remotely. 

Key Stage

English

Maths

Foundation subjects

 

2019-20

 

2019-20

 

2019-20

Expected and above

Above expected

Expected and above  

Above expected

Expected and above  

Above expected

KS1

76%

10%

100%

45%

79%

13%

KS2

81%

11%

85%

13%

90%

3%

KS3

91%

8%

97%

15%

100%

3%

KS4

100%

26%

95%

7%

95%

3%

 

End of Key Stage 2 results

Due to Covid-19, statutory KS2 assessments did not take place. 


Bridging the gap

The tables below demonstrate that at PCA there is not attainment gap between different groups of pupils.

2019-20

PP

NPP

CLA

NLA

SLD

MLD

OTHER

BOY

GIRL

English

90%

90%

93%

89%

99%

85%

85%

86%

96%

Maths

93%

94%

93%

93%

99%

90%

93%

93%

96%

 

Accreditation results at PCA

GCSE

Biology

Art

No of pupils achieving grade 9-1

1

3

 

BTEC

No of pupils achieving a pass at L1 Award

No of pupils achieving a pass at L1 Certificate

No of pupils achieving a pass at L2

Travel and Tourism

 

24

 

Home Cooking

10

 

14

Performing Arts

24           

14

 

Community Team Work

28

 

 

Sport and Leisure

5

 

 

Vocational

14

 

 

 

Functional Skills

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Level 1

Level 2

English

 

 

 

12

1

ICT

2

20

4

 

 

 

Entry Level qualifications

Number of entry levels taken

% of entry levels achieved at Entry 1 or above

% of entry levels achieved at  Entry2 or above

% of entry levels achieved at Entry 3

Sixth form

21

100%

100%

62%

Yr. 11

385

100%

95%

51%

Yr.10

126

100%

78%

48%

Yr. 9

25

100%

100%

100%

 

External College Accreditation

Blackpool and the Fylde College

NCFE L1 Award Occupational Studies – Catering

NCFE L1 Award Occupational Studies – Construction

Public Services Level 1

Yr 12

5

3

8

Yr 13

3

1

2

Yr 14

2

3

2

 

John Muir Volunteering Award

21 Sixth Form pupils

ASDAN - Horticulture and Personal Progression

7 Sixth Form pupils

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – 25 Year 11 pupils

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award – 11 Sixth Form pupils