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2016-2017

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium funding for the current academic year (September 2016 – August 2017) is £9,793.

Like the previous academic year, the catch up funding is still used to target the new year 7 students who arrived with level 3 in English or Maths, and we intend to use this allocation with:

1.Investment in staffing to allow smaller sets for lower ability students.

2.Intervention with Academic tutors.

3.A specialised curriculum targeted specifically at pupils working towards level 4.

4.Consultancy support for mathematics to develop the KS3 mathematics curriculum.

 

2015-2016

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium funding for the previous academic year (September 2015 – August 2016) was £9,000.

The catch up funding was targeted at the 10 year 7 students who arrived with level 3 in English or Maths, and the School used this allocation for the following strategies:

1.Investment in staffing to allow smaller sets for lower ability students.

2.Intervention with Academic tutors.

3.A specialised curriculum targeted specifically at pupils working towards level 4.

4.Consultancy support for mathematics to develop the KS3 mathematics curriculum.

How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefited from the funding:

In 2015, 10 students joined the school in year 7 with level 3 in English or Maths. This equates to 5% of the 2015/2016 Year 7 cohort.

English – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +7.0 GCSE grade points.

Maths – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +17.0 GCSE grade points.

Science – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +2.5 GCSE grade points.

Geography – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +9.8 GCSE grade points.

History – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +8.9 GCSE grade points.

French – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is 1.9 GCSE grade points.

Spanish – The difference between Tracking Period A and Tracking Period C, for students who were below level 3 on entry to year 7, is +6.3 GCSE grade points.

Note regarding Modern Foreign Language study: no students who were level 3 on entry to year 7 took Bengali as their Modern Foreign Language.  All students in the school study one language.

The GCSE Point Scores table is provided below.  This shows how the point scores are converted into grades in the graphs for the EBACC subjects.

GCSE Point Scores

GCSE Grade Point Score
A* 58
A 52
B 46
C 40
D 34
E 28
F 22
G 16