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Foundation Apprenticeship pass rates

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by aypi, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    For the pupils who start these courses, here are the completion rates:

    Engineering -1 in 4
    Scientific tech - 1 in 3
    Social services and young people - 1 in 3
    Civil eng - 1 in 2
    Social services and healthcare -1 in 2
    IT hardware - 1 in 2
    IT software develop - 1 in 2
    Financial services - 1 in 2
    Business skills - 1 in 2
    Creative and digital - 2 in 3

    These courses generally take up a column of study in S5 and S6 and are worth one higher.

    Any corrections welcome.
  2. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    In my experience the FAs are given to lower ability students to fill up their timetable as the lessons are slotted in where gaps exist. FAs are not taken seriously by schools.
  3. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Established commenter

    This thread got me thinking (surely not!) that there are people who are beyond all hope despite everything basically being given given to them.

    For example, at the most basic level it doesn't even occur to too many pupils to bring a pencil with them five days a week yet we are obliged, through council policy, to issue them with pencils - which really prepares pupils for the world of work, doesn't it? Ditto jotters, textbooks, calculators and PE kit etc. Turn up to work unprepared, whatever it may be, a couple of days a row and you'll, quite rightly, get sacked.

    Taking the thought process a bit further, there has probably always been people like that, and always will be. Sad, but almost certainly true.

    Given the above, is teaching worth it any more? Given the increased visibility and lack of responsibility of such pupils I think not (despite the incredulous but taken far too seriously "positive destination" figures surging to virtually 100%, which must represent some sort of Utopia if only it was true).

    Moscowdude, normal schooling - you know, learning stuff and the like - isn't even taken seriously by schools any more. Get a grip!
    aypi likes this.
  4. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    most excellent
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