Many pupils have an attendance rate of around 90%. Most parents and pupils think that this is pretty good.
What does an attendance rate of 90% look like?
If you have a 90% attendance record, it means that you are absent from lessons for the equivalent of one half-day every week.
A 90% attendance rate means that you have missed the equivalent of four whole weeks of lessons in the school year.
1 in 5 pupils miss 19 days a year- these pupils will drop at least ONE GCSE GRADE
1-4 GCSE grades can increase your wages by 17%
5 or more GCSE A- C grades can increase your wages by 41%
If you improve your attendance by 1% you could see a 5- 6% improvement in your attainment
Employees with no qualifications earn an average of just £7.44 per hour.
Those with only GCSE’s earn £9.02 per hour.
People with A-levels earned an average of £10.27 per hour.
Students who graduate from university with a degree earn an average of £15.01
Do you still think that 90% is good enough?
Is your attendance at 90% or above?
Do you think that lateness to tutor time and lessons doesn’t matter? Think again….
|Lateness = Lost Learning*(Figures below are calculated over a school year)|
|5 minutes late each day||3 days lost!|
|10 minutes late each day||6.5 days lost!|
|15 minutes late each day||10 days lost!|
|20 minutes late each day||13 days lost!|
|30 minutes late each day||19 days lost!|
As few as 17 missed days over the school year reduces your chances of success. Your GCSE results could drop by one grade across all subjects!
Attendance is extremely important to your progress at Castle Manor Academy. There has been lots of research that proves a direct link between academic achievement and your likely success in your studies. These studies show that your attendance is likely to affect your GCSE outcomes in the following way:
- 94% Attendance = Very good chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
- 93% Attendance = Good chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
- 92% Attendance = Fair chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
- 90% Attendance = Less than 50% chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
- 88% Attendance = Less than 35% chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
- Under 88% Attendance = Less than 30% chance of achieving the government benchmark of % or more A*-C Grades
As you can see the better your attendance at Castle Manor Academy, the higher your chance of success at GCSE. The same is also true of other qualifications, such as BTECs, A-Levels or other qualifications. Attendance could be considered in the same way as examination results. A result of 80% in an exam might seem like a good result. In terms of attendance 80% would mean you have missed approximately 40 days of education in a single academic year, which is around one day per week. Therefore if your attendance is 80% from Year 7 to Year 11, you will have missed over one full year of education!
The table below shows the approximate days absence in an academic year for a given rate of attendance.
|Attendance||Approximate Days missed in Academic Year|
The graph below shows the correlation found by a study into the affect of attendance on GCSE outcomes.