Diversity

Full-Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Diversity (2018-19 Year-End)

Impact on Diversity and Inclusion

Gender

Pie chart showing the gender diversity of A level learners

Ethnicity

Pie chart showing the ethnic diversity of A level learners

Learning difficulty or disability

Pie chart showing the percentage of A level learners with learning difficulties or disabilities

Dudley Sixth continues to support a very diverse learner body.

In 2018/19 there were more female A level learners than male at Dudley Sixth, with this gap widening further from 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 are in line with the previous year. 30% of our learners are from minority groups who make up 11.9% of the local population. It is good to see achievement rates of Asian learners improve this year and be comparable to other groups, however we have instead seen a drop in achievement for black learners. We will work closely with this group in the coming year to see if improvements can be made. 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 students with learning difficulties or disabilities through a wide range of support mechanisms, with this number increasing yearly. It is good to see these learners achievement rates being comparable to their peers. Dudley Sixth is pleased to see the continued participation of learners from a wide range of backgrounds and we continue to review our support arrangements for specific groups of learners to ensure success for all.