Student Destinations 2013

Of the 188 students that left Bishop Rawstorne our data shows 183 went onto 6th form, either following a Vocational or an A level route. 2 went on to joins the armed forces.

183 went on to post 16 provision in the Lancashire area. Of these students however, 96 went on to take A levels and 87 went down the vocational pathway.

A-Level Uptake

Our 96 students went on to sit 367 A / AS Level courses.

Breakdown of Sciences and Languages

Students have taken many courses that don’t naturally progress from the curriculum delivered at Bishop Rawstorne such as Law, Psychology, Media, Classics etc…. It is easy, however, to categorise many subjects under the broad umbrella that we do offer. What is very pleasing to see is that even given the huge variety of courses available to the students at the many different establishments that they can attend, 88% of opted for courses fall under the traditional subjects that we teach. This reflects the quality of our delivery, and also the breadth of coverage that we provide.

Vocational Uptake

The range of Vocational qualifications available can be quite overwhelming, though at present they mainly fit in to 2 categories – Apprenticeships, and BTECs.

Apprenticeships are a great way to start or develop a career, whilst improving your prospects of finding a job in the industry you have chosen by doing a real job for a real employer. You can get an Apprenticeship in a wide range of industries like Accountancy, Agriculture, Business Administration, Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty and Horticulture, plus many more.

As an Apprentice you will learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money at the same time. You will work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and tend to spend four days working with an employer and one day a week in College gaining your qualification.

There are different sizes of BTEC qualification at each level. The smallest is the Award followed by the Certificate and then the largest which is the Diploma.

Unit results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and depending on the level you sit they are equitable to certain grades of A level.

The number of units varies according to the design and focus of each qualification, and all students complete realistic work-based assignments, which are internally assessed.

BTECS are recognised by a large number of companies across a wide range of industries. If you are not fond of taking exams and find the pressure causes you to under-perform, a BTEC will allow you to undertake a number of units for which you will present evidence, based on real-life work and studies.

Of our 87 students that began vocational courses, we have firm data for 78.These students took mostly BTEC courses that fit into the following subject areas.

Breakdown of Technology and PSHE

Once again it is very positive to see so many students following courses that fit under our traditional umbrella, developing skills that they have learnt at Bishop Rawstorne (83%).