Achievements

Exam Results and Stats

 WE ARE PROUD THAT OUR RESULTS ARE EXCELLENT FOR 2016. AS THE LEVEL OF ABILITY OF OUR STUDENTS DIFFERS GREATLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR US TO COMPARE ONE YEAR AGAINST ANOTHER. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS SHOW THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED HIGHER GRADES OVERALL AND THAT A GREATER NUMBER OF STUDENTS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN GAINING NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS THIS YEAR.


Our students achieved a 100% pass rate for Entry Level Certificate exams last year. We are also able to boast that, upon the point of leaving our school, students achieved an impressive 95% Non-NEET rate. Therefore, almost all students left to go on to further their Education, gain Employment or enter Training.


THE STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

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 PASS RATES FOR GCSE

  • We consistently achieve high pass rates at GCSE: This diagram shows that this year we have achieved a 97% pass rate.
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PASS RATES FOR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

THIS LINE GRAPH SHOWS THAT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENTERED IN GCSE HAS BEEN INCREASING SINCE 2012 WITH FOUR TIMES THE NUMBER OF FS ENTRIES IN 2016 THAN TWO YEARS PRIOR. THIS IS A POSITIVE SIGN THAT WE ARE ENABLING MORE STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE MORE QUALIFICATIONS. 

Achievements

It is important that all achievements are recognised and that we support all students to attain the necessary qualifications to enable them to move on to the next stage of their career development.


We are registered as an Exam Centre with The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and students are able to sit GCSE, Entry Level and Functional Skills examinations with us. Subjects currently examined at GCSE level are: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Additional Science and Media Studies.

Other achievements are also celebrated through the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance Board’s AQA Unit Awards. The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a ‘can do’ accreditation scheme for recognising learning and success. It rewards participants for personal progress and achievements that are often not recognised by more formal qualifications.

We also assess students for vocational qualifications, such as the Arts Award, which recognises both practical and academic achievements in the Arts. We are also a participating organisation in the Jack Petchey Award Scheme. Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. We are able to nominate students to receive an award every six weeks and successful applicants are able to attend a public award ceremony, where they receive medals and certificates in recognition of their personal efforts and endeavours.

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Testimonials

We are often told that we should shout louder about our achievements with young people. Given that we are a creative company, you would think we would make more of a song and dance about our work but I guess we are often so busy just ‘getting on with it,’ that we find little time to focus on the moments we have succeeded in making a real differences to young people’s lives.  We are now in the process of collecting up-to-date testimonials from clients and these will be posted here soon.  In the meantime I feel it would be good to share with you some of the testimonials we have received from those parents/carers who have agreed to put their comments in writing.  Mostly our parental feedback is verbal; from time to time a parent/ carer will call and say something like “thank you, I feel I have got my son/ daughter back!” This kind of comment is not only very rewarding, but probably the very best testimony to our success.

Written testimonials from students:

A massive thank you to everyone that helped me at TCW. I know I wasn’t always the easiest person to work with, but I did enjoy the time I spent with you all. I am going to miss you all so much. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

I started with The Complete Works after being expelled from school permanently. Despite everything I was going through in my life I never felt judged or pushed into learning, instead encouraged to follow the things that made me happy like Music and Art as well as being able to just talk and be myself. My Maths and English improved as well as opening up the world of Drama and Theatre to me. TCW really helped me become the man I am today, never giving up on me. Really they helped me more than I could put into words. My path would be very different had I not gone to The Complete Works.

Written testimonials from parents:

TCW are an invaluable service with excellent tutors. I would recommend TCW to anyone having difficulties within the education system. If more donations were given to charities such as yourself, it would enable the outstanding work to flourish and continue with the upmost quality of care of many children like mine.

TCW’s tuition service is second to none. I most certainly would recommend TCW to others.

I cannot rate the service we’ve had with TCW more highly. It has been the perfect transition for my son in terms of leaving his original primary. Our son thought the world of his tutor. TCW offers a terrific service to children like my son. Thank you for all of your wonderful input and support.

Ofsted

After many years working as an Alternative Provision, The Complete Works became registered as an Independent School in April 2013. It is a requirement that Ofsted should conduct an inspection in a school’s first year of operation and as a consequence we were inspected in February 2014.

We are particularly proud that the quality of our teaching is considered as ‘good’, and that the individual support we give to students sometimes results in their gaining ‘outstanding progress’.  We have also received recognition for ways in which our tutors use their professional skills in the creative arts to motivate students to learn.  Our staff have been described as ‘well qualified’, and our in-service training as ‘good quality’, which has undoubtedly led to our success. 

Since our incorporation as a charity in 1999, our aim has been to enable young people in difficult situations to engage with education and succeed to the highest level of achievement.  We are therefore heartened that Ofsted sought to document the following:


“When establishing the school, the proprietor had a clear vision and a pragmatic strategy based on a desire to help young people in difficulty. This has been turned into a reality.”

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Our School

Responding creatively to the specific needs of the young people who are referred to us has not only sharpened our vision but also shaped the type of provision we offer them, resulting in our metamorphosis from a Theatre-in-Education Company to an Alternative Education Provision and consequently into an Independent School.

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About us

Since the formation of the company as a charity in 1999, our organisation has grown organically, adapting and changing to accommodate new trends, whilst maintaining a clear vision to empower people of all ages and abilities to gain access to education, using the arts.

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Achievements

Each person’s individual achievement is far more important to us than league tables and the comments we have received from parents and students are very complimentary in this respect.  However our statistics show that we have certainly enabled large numbers of students to gain good levels of attainment in nationally recognised qualifications, and our Ofsted report has confirmed that what we offer is ‘Good!’

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Community

The creative process remains at the heart of everything we do and alongside the school provision we run, we deliver talks, run workshops and tour productions to schools and organisations who would like learn more about how we work, interact with us, or commission performances.

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News & Blogs

We do our very best to keep people up-to-speed with the educational innovations and creative projects the company is involved in and we are often on the lookout for like-minded people who are keen to work with us and utilise their creative skills to make a difference to young people’s lives.

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Get in touch

We are always keen to hear from those who would like to access our service, comment on our work or support us to achieve our aim, which has always been “The advancement of education, through creativity, for people of all ages and abilities.”

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