Key Stage 4 Destinations

  2021 2020 2019 2018
Sixth Form College 86 88 90 94
FE College 6 18 16 7
School Sixth Form 22 12 7 5
Employment, with training   1   3
Employment, no training 1     1
NEET 2 2 1 2
Unknown 2 3 1 14


Key Stage 4 Further Education Qualifications

  2021 2020 2019 2018
A-Levels 102 98 94 60
Level 3 5 8 11 34
Level 2 3 5 4 8
Level 1 2 7 3 1
Other 2 1 1 3

Key Stage 5 Results

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students in our ever changing world.

In a study commissioned by the International Baccalaureate, data taken from a four year period was analysed and compared to other qualifications in order to determine how IB students performed against students from non-IB curricula. In summary, they found that IB students performed significantly better than non-IB students across all four fields tested in the International Schools' Assessment. Specifically in Math and Reading-related fields, it was clear that IB students outperform average results.

Like A Levels and other Level 3 Qualifications, students are awarded points based on their grade score. The maximum points score is 45 points, a pass is 24 points and the world average is 29.7 points. Parkside Sixth students gain an average point score of 31.3 points with a number of students scoring 40+ (fewer than 0.5% of students gain 45 points). Our pass rate for the IB Diploma has been 100% for the last three years and a higher than average number of our students go on to Higher Education.

Post-16 Destinations 2020

Parkside Sixth offers Level 3 qualifications, so all data is compared to National Level 3 data.

Over 60% of Parkside Sixth students go on to Higher Education, above the National Average of 49%. Whilst a handful of students have gone overseas or deferred their university place, the remaining students have taken up employment and/or apprenticeships or gone on to further education.

* National data taken from: DfE Destinations of Key Stage 4 and 16-18 students, England, 2017/18

  • Of those going on to Higher Education, 50% show as SEN.
  • Of those going on to employment/apprenticeship, 44% show as SEN.
  • 3 of our students show as E6. 1 went on to Higher Education and 2 have gone into employment; the cohort size would not allow for meaningful percentage data.
  • None of our students have ever been in care and so there is no data for this parameter.