Full Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years – Destinations (2021-22 Year-End)
Distance Travelled by Learners
A Level Quality Improvement Grade and Score
The national value added data is not available for this academic year as grades on entry were subject to Centre Assessed Grade or Teacher Assessed Grade process introduced at schools during the pandemic. The College has produced our own value added analysis as shown here, reporting a value added score of 0.96 (indicator grade 4). This is a slight reduction from the previous year due to the higher GCSE grades of students on arrival at college due to Centre Assessed Grades process. However it still shows a positive distance travelled for our students.
A further measure of distance travelled is to note the change in grade profile of our completing students over the previous three years. This shows a three year improvement in high grades performance.
All A Levels – all years
A level destination data confirms 96.6% of our learners gain positive destinations with the majority progressing into higher education. This demonstrates the significant impact the Dudley Sixth provision has on the lives of young people within the borough and the wider region: enhancing future career opportunities and benefitting the local economy.
Impact on Regional Skills and the Regional Economy
STEM in the curriculum – trend analysis
The local economy relies on a workforce with high level skills and skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
The chart above shows the percentage of qualifications completed by A-Level learners that were in STEM related subjects. The number of learners studying STEM subjects has remained stable for a number of years.
There continues to be a very strong STEM provision across Dudley College of Technology as a whole. We are committed to finding more opportunities for A-Level learners to continue to higher education locally so that their skills might benefit the regional economy and the opening of the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology will provide further progression pathways into higher apprenticeships and employment.