Presentation on theme: "Aimhigher Objective: To WIDEN participation to Higher Education Targeting criteria: - 40% highest IMD areas nationally - Parents/ carers with occupation."— Presentation transcript:
Aimhigher Objective: To WIDEN participation to Higher Education Targeting criteria: - 40% highest IMD areas nationally - Parents/ carers with occupation in 4 lowest categories -Looked After Children - Certain registered disabilities - Filter of potential Issue for county LA
Level 2 and Level 3 attainment by 19: Leicestershire LA Progression rates to Level 2, 3 and full-time higher education* by 19
Successful Progression to HE 2009/10: Leicestershire compared to other East Midlands Shire counties. 34.2% of Leics yr olds progress to HE. The national average is 30.6% County%age change Leicestershire 4,26322% Derbyshire 4,06020% Lincs 3,83625% Northants. 4,12825% Notts. 4,20319% Rutland 29120% East Midlands 26,04422%
Progression to HE and Free School Meals (FSM) The gap of 23.7% between successful applicants to HE in receipt of FSM and those not in receipt is an issue for the county. Nevertheless, the county has the 3 rd highest rate in the region of FSM successful applicants at 11.6% There has also been a marked growth between at Level 2 in the %age of FSM students gaining 5+ A* -C (+11%) or % A*-C Including Eng & Maths (+4%). This should filter up through the system. Aimhigher could add FSM into its targeting criteria if the LA wants us to.
Has Progression to HE Widened for young people from Leicestershire? Has Aimhigher had an Impact? HEFCE uses 3 measures 1Has there been an increase in successful applications from young people living in the most deprived areas? 2Has there been an increase from those areas that traditionally have not sent many young people to HE? 3Has there been an increase from young people from lower occupational backgrounds?
Progression of Leicestershire young people from 40% most deprived areas nationally Year01/0202/0303/0404/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 Nos % change
Progression to HE of young Leicestershire people from low HE participation wards has risen by 35.9% between 2001 and The figure stands at 591 students. Progression to HE of young Leicestershire people coming from the 4 lowest occupational backgrounds has increased by 16.4% since The figure stands at 766 students.
Issues still remain Educational gap still too wide The problem with working class ( white) boys Need to ensure Admissions staff understand new curriculum Grow vocational pathways Impact on capping to admissions and HE cuts