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The Education (School Performance and Unauthorised Absence Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1999

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(Regulations 6 and 9)

SCHEDULE 1(Supplementary provisions about performance targets and attainment results in respect of GCSE examinations)

1.—(1) For the purposes of regulations 6 and 9 questions as to–

(a)which vocational qualification award corresponds to which GCSE examination grade,

(b)the equivalency between GCSE examination results and vocational qualifications, and

(c)the equivalency between GCSE examination results and GCSE short course examination results,

shall be determined in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (8).

(2) A full Intermediate GNVQ, or an NVQ at level 2, shall be treated as equivalent to grade from A* to C in four GCSE subjects.

(3) A full Foundation GNVQ, or an NVQ at level 1, shall be treated as equivalent to grade from D to G in four GCSE subjects.

(4) A Part One GNVQ (Intermediate level) shall be treated as equivalent to grade from A* to C in two GCSE subjects.

(5) A Part One GNVQ (Foundation level) shall be treated as equivalent to grade from D to G in two GCSE subjects.

(6) A GNVQ Language Unit (Intermediate level) shall be treated as equivalent to grade A* in half a GCSE subject.

(7) A GNVQ Language Unit (Foundation level) shall be treated as equivalent to grade D in half a GCSE subject.

(8) A grade in an examination relating to a GCSE short course shall be treated as equivalent to that grade in half a GCSE subject.

2.  For the purposes of setting the targets specified in regulation 6, any reference in this Schedule to the achievement or award of–

(a)a grade in a GCSE examination,

(b)a vocational qualification, or

(c)a grade in a GCSE short course examination,

shall be construed as if it were a reference to the award or achievement of a grade or qualification by the end of the school year for which such targets are required to be set by virtue of that regulation.

(Regulation 9)

SCHEDULE 2(Information about pupils' attainment results, performance targets, unauthorised absence rates and targets for unauthorised absences to be published in annual reports)

1.  Where a school’s annual report in relation to the relevant school year is published after the end of that year, the school’s annual report in relation to the relevant school year shall contain the following information–

(a)pupils' attainment results in the relevant school year;

(b)the performance targets specified in paragraph 2;

(c)the school’s unauthorised absence rate in the relevant school year;

(d)the unauthorised absence targets specified in paragraph 2; and

(e)a statement setting out the extent to which–

(i)pupils' attainment results, and

(ii)the school’s unauthorised absence rate,

in the relevant school year met the corresponding final targets set for the same year.

2.  The targets referred to in paragraph 1(b) and (d) are–

(a)all final targets set for the relevant school year;

(b)all final targets set for the school year immediately following the relevant school year;

(c)all reviewed targets set for the school year next but one;

(d)all provisional targets set for the school year next but two.

3.  Where a school’s annual report in relation to the relevant school year is published in the course of that year, the school’s annual report in relation to the relevant school year shall contain the following information–

(a)pupils' attainment results in the school year immediately preceding the relevant school year;

(b)performance targets as specified in paragraph 4;

(c)the school’s unauthorised absence rate in the school year immediately preceding the relevant school year;

(d)the unauthorised absence targets specified in paragraph 4; and

(e)a statement setting out the extent to which–

(i)pupils' attainment results; and

(ii)the school’s unauthorised absence rate,

in the school year immediately preceding the relevant school year met the corresponding final targets set for the same year.

4.  The targets referred to in paragraph 3(b) and (d) are–

(a)all final targets set for the school year immediately preceding the relevant school year; and

(b)all targets specified in paragraph 2 of this Schedule.

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