Post 16 Progression

We have a full time Connexions worker – Phil Taylor – who works with our KS4 students to support their next steps.  Students from Danesgate go to a wide range of providers.  Some study for A levels at college or another local school, some follow a full time vocational course at York College or Askam Bryan College or Bishop Burton College.  Some students prefer to follow a work based learning route with York Learning or by getting an Apprenticeship and learning on the job.  Whatever the right next step for our students Phil will be there to support them from the start of Year 10 and then right up to the November after they have left Year 11.

The success of our Connexions and Post 16 partnership work can be seen in the figures below.  Almost every year we have had more success with young people staying on into education post 16, with 2016 the highest rate we have ever achieved.

Exam year Number in Y11 Number of individuals who were not in education or training by end of September after Y11 had finished  As a %
2009 49 22 44.9%
2010 72 25 34.7%
2011 64 18 28.1%
2012 54 9 16.7%
2013 80 10 12.5%
2014 75 10 13.3%
2015 67 10 14.9%
2016 90 11 12.2%