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Transcript of Kyle Academy

DIP Priorities
Improvement Targets
& Strategies

Departmental Vision
& Ethos

SQA Analysis
Predicted Attainment for
Session 2014-15

Wednesday 17th September 2014
Results Analysis:
Review departmental tracking & monitoring procedures
Develop departmental moderation strategies (for all levels)
Implement new Higher Graphic Communication course and review T&M procedures in light of new assessment procedures
Review of S3 Courses - improve standards of achievement and provide better coherence
Implement profiling procedures, skills development and assessment language in BGE
To continue to improve the attainment and achievement of our learners (QI 1.1)
S5/6 Highers - Graphic Communication

S5/6 Intermediate 2's - Graphic Communication, Practical Woodworking & Engineering Craft Skills
S4 New NQ's - Graphic Communication, Design and Manufacture & Practical Woodworking
SQA Results 2014
The following data is based on Aspirational Grades (Aug '14)
Design & Technology

Kyle Academy
STACS Meeting
Graphic Communication
S5/6 Higher Courses
Graphic Communication
Practical Woodworking
Engineering Craft Skills
Graphic Communication
Design and Manufacture
Practical Woodworking
S4 New NQ Courses
Predicted Attainment for 2014-15
1. all pupils are given opportunities to reach their full potential
2. a diverse range of learning opportunities offered, both formally and informally
3. staff's diverse range of skills and interests utilised
S5/6 Int. 2 Courses
1. delivery of coherent, relevant and stimulating courses at all levels
2. skills based learning which is consistent across the department
3. opportunities for staff
development and leadership
4. well-resourced department which meets the needs of a 21st century curriculum
1. better uptake of courses currently offered, especially Graphic Comm.
2. more girls choosing D&T courses
3. pupils placed in courses which best meet their needs
4. BGE courses which develop the skills required for National 5 and beyond
5. All progression routes offered for all courses, where appropriate
6. opportunities in the dept. to deliver the 4 contexts of CfE

1. maintain 100% 5@5 results within the department
2. increase number of Grade A passes in all subjects
3. embed tracking and feedback into courses to enhance attainment
4. regular and consistent AifL
5. provide opportunities for
pupils to achieve outwith the classroom
1. inclusive ethos in the department
2. all needs catered for
3. all staff familiar with DFS and ISP strategies
4. personalised and meaningfully feedback given
5. every member of staff team valued
Higher Graphic Communication STATISTICS:
2 Pupils sat Int. 2 level, 100% Grade A Passes. These pupils were taught alongside the Higher candidates.

This is on a par with previous year's results and significantly higher than National Average of 35.9%

The number of entries is significantly lower than the National Average, however only 18% of class were entered at this level, with the rest achieving Higher passes.

Predicted grades were generally accurate.
Average mark in exam = 50.5 / 70
Average mark in folio = 27.5 / 30

Grade boundaries higher this year, however this did not have an impact on grades awarded
Int 2. Graphic Communication STATISTICS:
Total pupils = 16
Grades: A x 1, B x 11, C x 4 (N4 x 0)

% Passes at Level 5 = 100%

** First Year of Course **
Strategies to Raise

100% Grades A-C, increase of 12%

22.2% A (2 pupils), 66.7% A-B (6 pupils)

Grade A - fewer than expected based on attainment in other courses, slightly below National Average,
28% lower than previous year

Predicted grades were generally accurate.
Average mark in exam = 74.9 / 140 (53 - 114)
Average mark in Folio = 54.7 / 60 (51 - 58)
(Mr Gibson had focused on CW marks to buffer lower predicted marks in the final exam)

9 Entries - All Males (8 x S5, 1 x S6),
in line with National Pattern

Prior attainment of cohort, by end of S4,
above National Pattern

Attainment CCD values - generally inline with National Average for all bandings
Historically, there are very few girls studying Graphic Communication at Kyle Academy. Pupil Voice shall be used to investigate this.
New Higher Graphics course being implemented this year. There are currently 14 pupils studying Higher, of which 13 have completed Nat 5.
This new course is significantly different - written exam rather than technical drawing, more design based tasks in Units and Course Assignment - pupils require more skills in sketching and creativity than before.
Pupils at N5 level achieved on average 40/60 marks in the exam paper, passing the Higher exam is more challenging for the 'type' of pupil that the course normally attracts. Progression of creative ability is challenging.
Strategies to Raise Attainment (3 year plan)
Investigation and implementation of appropriate Active, Co-Operative and Collaborative Learning Strategies in all BGE courses
: better pupil engagement in work and transition to less teacher-led learning

Development of succinct course plans (timelines initially) and of shared learning intentions for all courses
: better consistency in learning across the department

Development of updated course materials for BGE
: pupils will develop skills, assess Significant Aspects of Learning and incorporate Literacy, Numeracy and HWB experiences and outcomes.

BGE Course content will provide coherence with new NQ's
: pupils will be fully prepared to undertake work for Unit Assessments, less emphasis on delivering course content, pupils choose most appropriate courses

More formalised planned assessment, tracking and feedback in all courses, better exam preparation through AB Testing and Regular HW
: Pupils can indentify where they are in their learning journey and take ownership of their progress, better evidence gathering of attainment, better exam component marks

Development of a departmental Homework and Assessment Policy (once courses are fully developed)
: staff will use a consistent approach to assessment

Rigorous internal moderation procedures employed
: staff involved in verification procedures and successful SQA verification
Total pupils = 14
Grades: A x 1, B x 6, C x 2 (N4 x 5)

% Passes at Level 5 = 64%

Total pupils = 14
Grades: A x 1, B x 11, C x 4 (N4 x 0)

% Passes at Level 5 = 100%

Total pupils = 14 (one N5 pupil)
Higher Grades: A x 2, B x 8, C x 3
N5 Grades: B x 1

% Passes at Level 6 = 100%, however there are 2 pupils who may sit the course over 2 yrs.
To support and challenge our young people to become independent learners who are motivated to take responsibility for their own learning (QI 2.1)
Improved consistency in learning across the department - sharing learning intentions (built into revised courses)
Learners encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning and better engagement in lessons with less teacher-led lessons - active, co-operative and collaborative learning
Profiling to be implemented using planned feedback
Improve learners' experiences across the four contexts of learning in the curriculum (QI 5.1)
Progression routes for all courses to be investigated with planning for implementation, where appropriate
IDL opportunities to be investigated further, including Holocaust, STEM and cluster work
Literacy, Numeracy and HWB frameworks to be implemented and skills development opportunities identified when designing new courses
Ensures that the curriculum challenges and meets the needs of all learners (QI 5.3)
Staff to investigate Bloom's Taxonomy, higher order thinking skills and questioning - to be incorporated into revised courses
DFS strategies to be revised again to ensure their implementation
Continue to improve our work and cultivate excellence (QI 5.9)
Use triangulated evidence, especially Pupil Voice, to evaluate pupil engagement, enjoyment and retention figures
Int 2. Practical Woodworking STATISTICS:
100% Grades A-C

87% Grade A - slight increase from 2013 (81.8%)

11 Entries, all male (S5 x 9, S6 x 2)

Level of entries above the National Average)

Attainment CCD values - above National Average for all bandings

Rank 2nd with Comparator Schools

Progression Values - S5 0.90* rating, S56 0.98** rating

Positive Relative Values of 0.49 and 0.65 respectively
Int 2. Practical Metalworking STATISTICS:
Total of 15 entries, all male

S5 x 7 pupils (in line with National Average),
S6 x 8 pupils (well above National Average)
One incomplete award - S5 pupil

All pupils achieving Grades A-B = 100%:
Grade A x 13 - 86.7% (Nat. Ave = 43.2%)
Grades A-B x 15 - 100% (Nat. Ave = 76.7%)

Significant increase from previous year (Grade A - 60%)

Rank 1st with Comparator Schools
3-star RV Rating - 1.17***

National 5 Graphic
Communication STATISTICS:
Total entries = 19 (6 girls and 13 boys)
Level of entries in line with consortium pattern

100% Grade A-C Passes
A x 3 (below National Average)
A-B x 15 (above National Average)
A -C x 19 (above National Average)

Girls' attainment is significantly poorer, with an average award of 4.50 compared to 3.38 for boys

School ranked 7th with comparator schools

Component Marks:
Exam average mark = 40/60 (range - 31 to 47)
Assignment average mark = 42/60 (range - 38 to 48)

Course Assignment was successfully verified.

One pupil sat National 4 level.
National 5 Design and Manufacture STATISTICS:
Level of entries - in line with consortium pattern
Total 11 pupils, all male

This was in line with the consortium pattern.

Grades achieved = 100% A - C National 5
Pupils achieving Grade A - 18.1%, significantly below National Average of 46.5%
A-B - 63.6% (Nat. Ave = 73.7%
A-C - 100% (Nat. Ave = 90.5%)

MEB - overall attainment of this cohort is inline with consortium pattern
(Boys RV = -0.43)
However, RV scatterplot shows 2 pupils doing significantly worse than in other subjects

Ranked 7th with comparator schools
SQA results for this year on a par with previous years and National Statistics.
Generally pupils who have not sat the course in S4 will take this option, although some pupils may opt for a 'crash Higher' or to complete the Higher course over 2 years.
This will now be replaced by N5 GC.
There was a slight decrease in numbers compared to the previous years.
Attainment was high and on a par with previous years.
This course has now been replaced with N5 PW, which ran in the department for S4 last year.
The number of pupils taking this subject has increased steadily for senior pupils
Attainment is extremely high with 86.7% achieving 'a' grades.
The subject was not offered to S5/6 this year, the new NQ introduced for S4 (accommodation?)
19/20 passes at N5 level, proportion of 'a' grades significantly lower than National Average
The number of pupils taking GC has dropped significantly: 2013 - 26, 2014 - 20, 2015 - 13
S3 course is being redesigned to ensure coherency and relevance, pupil voice will also investigate
Detailed timeline for course needed to ensure timing is better and final assignment isn't rushed
Exam marks were on average 2/3 of available marks - more rigorous assessment needed, alongside HW. Mrs Queen completing 1 period of theory per week.
Difficult cohort of pupils. The course is challenging due to written tasks and the amount of outcomes to be met. ** Need to ensure the 'right' pupils are placed in right courses **
S3 course is being completely rewritten, pupil response to new units is positive (36 S3 pupils)
Issues with only one S3 course covering D&M and Practical Craft - less preparation for S4, but important for pupils to experience the 'tasks' for both courses
PRACTICAL METALWORKING: ** New for 2015 ** All new practical NQ's have extra unit & log books - timing!!
National 5 Practical Woodworking STATISTICS:
Ten pupils in cohort - all boys
Level of entries in line with consortium pattern

100% Grade A-C
A x 6, A-B x 9, A-C x 10
On par with National Average
Predictions were generally accurate

Attainment RV's positive (0.33)

Increased content in course - 3 units plus final course assignment and more written evidence required
(Int 2 - 3 units total)

Delivery order of units/assignment to be investigated and detailed timeline to be produced.

This course will now be offered to S5/6
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