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Full Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years Diversity


Full Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Diversity (2016-17 Year-End)

Impact on Diversity and Inclusion



Learning difficulty or disability

Dudley Sixth continues to support a very diverse learner body.

In 2016/17 there were more female A level learners than male at Dudley Sixth, however we have seen this gap reduce compared to the previous year. We continue to support a diverse mix of learners. Their ethnicity profile shows our learners as a group are more diverse than the local community and in line with the previous year. 30% of our learners are from minority groups who make up 11.5% of the local population. Learners of different ethnicity achieve at a similar rate with the exception of ‘mixed’ learners on AS levels who achieve below the college average. Feedback from our learners and other stakeholders indicates that the college provides an inclusive and harmonious environment in which to study.

Dudley Sixth supports a number of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities (28 reported in 2016/17) through a wide range of support mechanisms. These learners historically achieve at a rate comparable with their peers, but in this year we have seen a drop in their performance. Dudley Sixth is pleased to see the continued participation of learners from a wide range of backgrounds and we will review our support arrangements for specific groups of learners to ensure success for all.