Impact

Click on the following links to read how our very many strategies have had and are continuing to have an impact on our students.

Year 7

71 out of 201 (35%) of pupils scored less than 100 points in their SATS meaning 65% were secondary ready; this is below the national average pupils nationally as 73% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading. There were 20 students who scored less than 90 in their reading SATS paper.

All pupils had their reading ages tested in January 2020 and by the end of the year, 11/19 students have maintained their reading ages and 8/19 have increased their reading ages. Those 8 students now have reading age on or above their chronological reading age.

Year 8

75 out of 208 (37%) of pupils scored less than 100 points in their SATS meaning 63% were secondary ready; this is below the national average pupils nationally as 73% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading. There were 20 students who scored less than 90 in their reading SATS paper.

All pupils had their reading ages tested in January 2020 and by the end of the year, 11/19 students have maintained their reading ages and 8/19 have decreased their reading ages. Those 8 students now have reading age on or above their chronological reading age.

Year 9

On entry to OCA 47 out of 203 (25%) of pupils scored less than 100 points; this is line with pupils nationally as 75% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading.   

100% of these pupils have made progress with their reading age after testing it in January 2020; only 21 pupils now have a reading age two years or more below their chronological age.

Year 10

On entry to OCA 66 out of 154 (42%) of students scored less than 100 points. 58% of the intake achieved the expected standard; nationally, 71% of students achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading therefore the intake to OCA is below the national average for reading by 13%.

There were 14 students who scored less than 90 in reading and 19 who scored less than 90 in writing, which is teacher assessed.

100% of students increased their reading ages this year when tested in January 2020. 50% of pupils increased their reading ages by 4+ years and 50% now have a reading age in line with their chronological age.

Year 11

Year 11 did not have their reading ages tested as they did not return to school after March 2020.

However, our strategies (see Reading Strategy and Literacy Strategy documents) have impacted on the whole school CAG results.

Progress 8 score whole school was positive at 0.67.

9-5 basics were at 38.6%.

9-4 basics were at 68.9%.

Year 7

This cohort entered OCA with teacher assessed grades and their reading ages were tested in September 2020 and again in May 2021.

46 pupils still have reading ages under 10 years of age, however this is an improvement upon 65 students in September 2020.

Year 8

71 out of 201 (35%) of pupils scored less than 100 points in their SATS meaning 65% were secondary ready; this is below the national average pupils nationally as 73% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading. There were 20 students who scored less than 90 in their reading SATS paper.

All pupils had their reading ages tested in March 2021 and by the end of the year, 100% students have maintained their reading ages and 14/19 have increased their reading ages. Those 14 students now have reading age on or above their chronological reading age.

Year 9

75 out of 208 (37%) of pupils scored less than 100 points in their SATS meaning 63% were secondary ready; this is below the national average pupils nationally as 73% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading. There were 20 students who scored less than 90 in their reading SATS paper.

All pupils had their reading ages tested in March 2021; all 20 pupils increased their reading ages and 10 now have a reading age on or above their chronological age.

Year 10

47 out of 203 (25%) of pupils scored less than 100 points; this is line with pupils nationally as 75% of pupils achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading.   

100% of these pupils have made progress with their reading; only 14 pupils now have a reading age two years or more below their chronological age.

Year 11

66 out of 154 (42%) of students scored less than 100 points. 58% of the intake achieved the expected standard; nationally, 71% of students achieved the ‘expected standard’ in reading therefore the intake to OCA is below the national average for reading by 13%.

There were 14 students who scored less than 90 in reading and 19 who scored less than 90 in writing, which is teacher assessed.

100% of students increased their reading ages after testing in April 2021. 50% of pupils increased their reading ages by 4+ years and 75% now have a reading age in line with their chronological age.

In addition, our strategies (see Reading Strategy and Literacy Strategy documents) have impacted on the whole school TAG results.

  • Progress 8 score whole school was positive at 0.71.
  • 9-5 basics were at 40.8%.
  • 9-4 basics were at 63.3%.

Whole School Data (Excluding Year 11):

  • Year 7: 46% of pupils now have a reading age above or at their chronological age compared to 31% in September 2021
  • Year 8: 60% of pupils now have a reading age at or above their chronological age compared to 33% when they were tested in Year 7.
  • Year 9: 73% of pupils now have a reading age at or above their chronological age compared to 32% when tested in Year 7.
  • Year 10: 72% of pupils now have a RA above or at their chronological age compared to 40% last time they were tested in Year 8.
  • Year 7: 100% of students on the intervention programme (RA below age 7 on entry to OCA) increased their RA. Out of the 29 pupils, 20% increased it by 2 years or more. 25 of these pupils are PP and 5 of them have now reached their chronological age in reading.
  • Year 8: 100% of students on the intervention programme (RA below age 7 in Year 7) increased their RA. All pupils are PP and out of the 24, 25% now have a RA in line with their chronological age. 1 pupil has a RA of 15. 3 pupils who failed to score previously now have a RA of 6:05, 08:00 and 06:07. 2 of these pupils are EAL.
  • Year 9: 100% of students on the intervention programme (RA below age 7 in Year 7) increased their RA. Out of the 14 identified, 12 are PP. 50% now have their RA in line with their chronological age. 2 pupils have a RA of 16. 3 pupils have improved their RA by 4+ years.
  • Year 10: 100% of students on the intervention programme (RA below age 7 in Year 7) increased their RA. Out of 18 pupils, 14 are PP. 12% now have a RA in line with their chronological age. 3 pupils have improved their RA by 3+ years.