We would like to congratulate the Class of 2021 for all of their hard work and effort. Some excellent results were achieved in some very difficult circumstances.
While it seems wrong to single out students amongst such a hard-working cohort, particular mention should go to Lily Baker who achieved a grade 8 or 9 in every subject and Ciara Aston, Jack Baggott, Jessica Bowkley, Fabian Pritchard and Meghan Tabner of whom scored a grade 7 or better in every subject. A fantastic set of results.
Progress 8 measures the progress students have made from the end of primary school compared to pupils of the same ability across the country. Katie Bannister, Mollie Harper, Jinnie Evans, Thaine Cartwright and Savina Yonashkova all scored on average over 2 grades higher than ‘expected’ in every subject they took. This is a truly amazing achievement.
Progress 8 is the key indicator of overall school performance. This is calculated based on the performance of students nationally. This year there will be no national figure to compare against but using the national figure from 2019 our Progress 8 figure would be -0.2
Following the release of your examination results on the 12th August below is a timeline of how any appeal may be requested.
Key dates for non-priority appeals
From result day to 3 September 2021
Window for students to request a centre review
From result day to 10 September 2021
Centres conduct centre reviews
From result day to 17 September 2021
Centres submit appeals to awarding organisations
Publication of GCSE results – 12 August 2021
(Publication of GCE AS and A-level results – 10 August 2021 – This is termed ‘Priority Appeals’ which do not apply to Dormston Students as we do not study A-levels)
Also available for download are the following documents:
Appendix B will be the means by which you request an ‘Internal Review’ in the first instance. The form is interactive and you should complete ‘Stage One – Centre Review; Student Request’. This should then be emailed to:
Please see links to important documents below:
Ofqual Student Guide to awarding
Once students have completed all their exams it is important that they spend some time preparing for their next steps. Please see below resources and any virtual or physical transition events taking place within the colleges and post 16 providers.
The following link will take you to Dudley College’s toolkit, these virtual resources are useful for your upcoming careers activities, as well as helpful information for students who are considering their Post 16 options.
This link will take you to the School Leavers section of the website which has subject activity worksheets which year 11s can use to help support transition and prepare for their A Level or Vocational course at college.
Please find below a link to the Virtual A Level Subject Tasters that we have produced.
Click here for the latest Parent/Carer Newsletter.
The following link includes further information on Pathway and A-Level options. In the attachment section downloadable pdf. Documents can be found with further details on the A-Level courses on offer.
King Edwards VI
Year 11 transition work can be found on the link below.
Transition work is available in all subjects offering 4-5 hours’ worth of work. Students are also encouraged to carry out the work in subjects they may wish to swap to in September.
The expectation is this work is completed for September. https://www.kedst.ac.uk/new-students/transition-work-and-reading/
Careers movie https://vimeo.com/561363799/4fdb88935a
Discovery week- please click on the following link to come and discover College life as part of the College’s Discovery Week from 14-18 June 2021.
Resources for SEND
Youth Employment UK
Preparing for Your Future is a free online course to help 14-16 year olds build skills and careers confidence.
Resources produced by DWP
SIPS Education are looking for an Accountant/Finance Assistant Apprentice to work within our central finance team supporting SIPS’ solutions and services; operating accounting software programs in line with SIPS’ financial regulations, preparing and maintaining accurate financial records and databases. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-607405
St. Modwen Logistics are looking for a Marketing Apprentice will play a pivotal role, supporting the Senior Marketing Executive to deliver the Logistics marketing plan, and promoting St. Modwen Logistics as the developer of choice in the industry. Apprentice Marketing Assistant (myworkdayjobs.com)
In-Comm have a variety of apprenticeship vacancies available and are regularly being updated with new ones. https://in-comm.co.uk/apprenticeships-and-training/apprenticeships/
Keltruck – Sales Department- No experience is necessary, here at Keltruck we take school leavers in all areas of the business and provide training throughout their career, to develop them further which can lead into management positions.
The Admin role is a springboard which can lead into Sales, Accounts, Aftersales, to become an Account Manager, Depot Manager and much more!
Applications should be submitted to Liam.Shuker@keltruck.com
For any questions related to this job, please speak to Mr Liam Shuker or Mr David Morgan on (0)121 525 7000
Guy & Co are looking for an enthusiastic Accounts/Finance apprentice to join our team to assist in managing our accounting and finance requirements. Excellent organisational skills and accuracy needed for this role, and strong communication skills. The ideal candidate must be committed to meeting deadlines and able to work as a team player. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-586774
Happy Rainbows Nursery offer quality preschool activities for children, we plan lots of great activities for the children to engage in to help the children to develop and learn new skills, we teach the children to have good morals and social skills. This will be a great opportunity to join a fantastic team and learn new skills. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-585111
Busy Bees Childcare. This could be the start to the progression of a childcare career at Busy Bees, hopefully going on to fulfil senior positions within our nurseries and includes an intermediate apprenticeship in the Early Years Practitioner level 2 standard. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-569451
A F Smart Repairs Limited are looking to recruit a Body Shop Customer Service Parts Advisor Apprentice to assist with duties such as, sell products, services and repairs, notify customers of completion of work etc. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-603486
POD Stainless Steel Products Ltd – This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Making high-quality catering equipment from stainless steel. Includes TIG Welding. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-600911
BMW Genius Apprenticeship – Rybrook BMW Wolverhampton- You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI Retailer. Your role will be focused on dealing with customers, who have high expectations and a varied range of needs and demands. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-603680
Bad Apple Hair Dressers- Are you passionate about hairdressing? If so, why not become an apprentice in our Wolverhampton salon and experience the very latest training in cutting and colouring techniques from world class educators? Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-597995
All About Apprenticeships June newsletter
Virtual Work Experience programmes, running from the 2nd to the 13th of August, are now open for applications. These August programmes will really give students the chance to take control of their future this summer, ensuring that they come back more prepared than ever.
There are over 20 programmes which are completely free for students (and always will be). They include everything from politics and journalism, to sustainability and engineering and can be completed at times that suit your students. Most notably, they offer a certificate great for CVs, cover letters and future interviews upon completion.
You can view all of our August programmes, open to applications from students aged 14 – 19 below:
Webinar for aspiring Medics- How much work experience do I need to get into Medicine?