2015/16 school performance data

Institutions on the HEAT database now show 2015/16 KS4 and KS5 school performance data. These figures correlate with the planning datasets and the KS4 school performance datasets now available in the JiscMail Files Area. You may notice differences in the fields available this year due to publication differences from the DfE. We have included KS4 Attainment 8 this time around and aim to continue using this measure going forward. For KS5, we have included the Average Point Score per academic/technical entry.

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HESA track reports are steaming ahead

Our Data Analysts are working hard on members’ HEAT HESA Track reports and infographics. These will be available for members who have a sample of at least 100 students linked to an outreach activity recorded on HEAT who are old enough to have been tracked in to Higher Education. We hope to send all reports to Leads within the next two weeks. For those members who do not yet have sufficient student tracking data for a report, please look out for the aggregate All HEAT member report which will be released in May/June.

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Access to UCAS data via ADRN approved

We have just received the excellent news that our proposal on behalf of HEAT members to the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) to access UCAS data at an individual pupil/student level has been approved. Our success is especially pleasing given that only 40% of applications are approved first time around. As far as we know, this is the first approved application to access the UCAS data since the ADRN agreed to broker researcher access. It means that we will have much more information about how our HEAT participants engage with the UCAS application process and how this relates to the […]

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HEAT Outreach participant KS4 outcomes – school comparison data

HEAT recently published an infographic comparing KS4 outcomes of outreach participants who engaged prior to Year 11 against their school average (link to download infographic). This is second in the series of reports using KS4 data; the first report looked at level of activity engagement, KS4 attainment and HE progression. This new report examines KS4 attainment in the context of the school averages. The findings show positive outcomes in the KS4 performance of outreach participants compared to their school peers. Individual members who had a cohort where we were able to link to KS4 data have been sent their reports. […]

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