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Hazel Grove High School

HAZEL GROVE Sixth Form

Destinations Report

Destinations: Cohort 2013-15

Headlines:

This cohort comprised 20 students of which 13 students accepted Degree courses at University. Of these, two (15%) students secured places at Russell Group Universities: Manchester and York.

Three students started Apprenticeships in the local vicinity and two students were accepted onto Degree Level Apprenticeships, both in Engineering at, The Christie in Manchester and JCB in Stoke-on Trent.

Two students began workplace traineeships in Retail Management and Accountancy at local firms in the Stockport area.

Destination

/20

%

University

13

65

Russell Group

2

Apprenticeship

3

15

Degree Level Apprenticeship

2

10

Workplace Traineeship

2

2

 

Distance from Hazel Grove:

Students tend to cluster in the North West for University, Apprenticeships and Workplace Traineeships. In fact, 50% of students stayed the the Stockport-Manchester area and 70% remained in the North West. The furthest north was Lancaster, the furthest east were Leicester and Hull and the furthest south was Stoke-on-Trent. No students applied for Scottish or Welsh Universities.

Future Options:

60% of students chose to study degree level courses as opposed to 25% of students who chose to follow the Apprenticeship or Traineeship routes. Bachelor degrees in the Sciences were the most popular choices, closely followed by Bachelor degrees in the Arts. Two students opted for Law and one for Primary Education.

Destinations: Cohort 2014-16

Headlines:

This cohort comprised 41 students of which 27 students accepted Degree courses at University. Of these, 12 (44%) students secured places at Russell Group Universities: York, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield and of these, one student was successful in securing a place at Oxford University, St. Peter’s College.

Four students started Apprenticeships in the local vicinity and one student was accepted onto a Degree Level Apprenticeship at Thomas Cook in Aircraft Engineering.

Three students began workplace traineeships in catering, learning support and estate agency at firms in the local area.

One student started the Art and Design Foundation Course at Stockport College – this qualification is awarded by the UAL (University of the Arts, London).

At the time of writing this report, five students had not confirmed their Apprenticeship placements.

Destination

/43

%

University

26

66

Russell Group

12

Apprenticeship

4

10

Degree Level Apprenticeship

1

3

Workplace Traineeship

3

7

Further Qualification

1

3

Apprenticeship not confirmed

5

12

Distance from Hazel Grove:

Students tend to cluster in the North West for University, Apprenticeships and Workplace Traineeships. In fact, 44% of students stayed the the Stockport-Manchester area and 70% remained in the North West. The furthest north was Edinburgh, the furthest east were Leicester and Hull and the furthest south were Oxford and Birmingham. This year, two students were admitted into Welsh Universities and one was accepted at Edinburgh.

Future Options:

78% of students chose to study degree level courses as opposed to 19% of students who chose to follow the Apprenticeship or Traineeship routes. One student selected a University affiliated course in Foundation Art. Bachelors in Arts and Sciences were evenly matched and one student opted for Law.   

Findings and Actions: 2014-16

Summary of Findings:

 

  • There is a higher proportion of students leaving HGHS Sixth Form to go on to University than to Apprenticeships and Workplace Traineeships
  • The proportion of students going on to Russell Group Universities has increased by 29%
  • Students from HGHS Sixth Form are significantly more likely to stay in the North West for University, Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
  • Link with Stockport Grammar School provided the necessary expertise and support for the student who was successful in her application to Oxford University
  • Improved links with local universities (Manchester, Salford, Bangor and Edge Hill) have provided students with trips and visits support their applications process
  • Improved links with the Apprenticeship Store has been valuable in supporting students in making good futures’ choices
  • Improved UCAS Programme has ensured that students are well supported in making applications, choosing courses and writing personal statements
  • Improved tracking and monitoring has helped to support students in making the right choices Post-19
  • Improved tracking and monitoring has helped to support students in making the difficult decision to leave HGHS Sixth Form for more suitable Post-16 options.

 

Actions:

 

  • Improve UCAS programme to feature more Universities from further afield and from the Russell Group e.g. Newcastle, Birmingham and Oxbridge
  • Implement Unifrog to support students’ applications process and offer better pre-A Level advice
  • Use Unifrog to explore more Degree-Level Apprenticeships
  • Develop the provision of alternative courses: EPQ, MOOKS and Creative Writing A Level to ensure students are competitive
  • Develop ‘futures’ thinking within subject areas e.g. Maths and History have taken students to Manchester University for introductions to degree courses
  • Improve admissions process to ensure that students are on the right courses and in the right institution
  • Investigate provision of extra-curricular projects for degree specialisms e.g. a Law Society, Introduction to Teaching, Introduction to Medicine
  • Investigate BTEC courses once new specifications have been rolled out.

Destination Information - 2014-2016

Traineeship at a catering company

Macclesfield College, construction

Macclesfield College doing a BTEC in ICT

Did not start at HGHS

Aquinas studying A levels

Going on an apprenticeship

Doing a Business Studies Apprenticeship at Stockport College

Apprenticeship at Stockport College, ICT based

Did not start at HGHS

Doing an 3D design course at Macclesfield College

Doing an apprenticeship through Stockport College, ICT / Business Studies

Cheadle and Marple

Macclesfield College doing a Textiles BTEC

Apprenticeship with printing / design company in Edgley

Left due to medical issues

Re-Located with family to USA