Centre UCAS Overview Statement 2018
City College offers A level and BTEC programmes to students from the local area. 95% of our students are former Haywood Academy students with 5% joining us from other local schools. Our Year 13 cohort have predominantly studied 3 A levels and or 1 or 2 Level 3 BTECs. Our selection of courses are listed on our site https://www.citycollege.coop/curriculum/courses/
Our curriculum also offers Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications, these represent a higher proportion of students. Our current Key Stage 5 cohort consists of 140 students, 43 of these are Year 13 A level students. Internal assessments are used at 4 key data points to determine predicted grades.
11.4% of the cohort are eligible for FSM. This shows that A level studies are not necessarily the norm for candidates from City College, and indeed that for many students, progression to FE might have been beyond family expectations. Students have been given the opportunity to participate in an enrichment programme which includes work shadowing or volunteering, employability skills, sport, leadership skills and three days’ work experience.
A level and BTEC students have experienced taster sessions at various universities, have attended the UCAS Roadshow, and have had talks from university guest speakers as part of their assembly programme. Students have also had Aim Higher days, experiencing workshops that better inform them about HE. Students have also had careers advice 1-2-1s via our careers team, and many have been to relevant university open days.