EXAM AND ASSESSMENT

Our aspiration at Rotherham Aspire is that our students are nurtured and prepared for the future in both the world of work and society.


Students arrive at Aspire with very different starting points and an academic pathway is not always appropriate to meet their individual needs. We do however, believe that all our students should leave us with tangible qualifications and have a level of functioning in numeracy and literacy to help them take their place in society as responsible and independent citizens.

GCSE English and Maths

 

The number of students in 2021 leaving Aspire with qualifications in both English and mathematics at GCSE was 86%. In 2016 this figure was 44%.
 

The number of students leaving with an English GCSE grade has risen from 47% in 2015 to 89% in 2021. In 2021, 5 students achieved a grade 4 in English, with 2 students achieving a grade 5.

 

The number of students leaving with a Mathematics GCSE grade has risen from 50% in 2015 to 93% in 2021.  In 2021, 8 students achieved a grade 4 in mathematics.

 

Vocational Education

 

The number of students achieving vocational qualifications at Aspire has risen from 23 outcomes from 36 students in 2018, to 58 outcomes from 36 students in 2021. This represents an average of 1.6 qualifications per student in 2021 compared to 0.64 per student in 2018. The number of full Level 1 Awards (or better) in vocational options has risen from 20 in 2018 to 41 in 2021.

 

Functional Skills

 

English - The number of students passing Level 1 or better in Reading in 2021 was 25 compared to 6 in 2018.

The number of students passing Level 1 or better in Writing in 2021 was 30 compared to 8 in 2018.

The number of students passing the Full Level 1 qualification (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or better in 2021 was 23, compared to 6 in 2018.

 

Mathematics - The number of students passing Level 1 or better in Mathematics in 2021 was 12 compared to 10 in 2018.

 

Key Stage 2

No students at Aspire followed a Key Stage 2 SATs pathway.

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