From 2014, the Key Stage 4 Performance Tables will be restricted to qualifications that are high quality, rigorous and enable progression to a range of study and employment opportunities for the majority of pupils.
Qualifications will only be included if they are the same size as a GCSE or larger and each qualification will count for one in the tables irrespective of its size. The reforms apply to courses taught from September 2012.
Schools may offer qualifications that are approved for teaching pre-16 but are not included in the performance tables, and are encouraged to do so where they judge this to be in the best interests of a particular pupil.
The Department for Edcucation website can be accessed here:
Headteacher : Mrs E Leigh-BennettKingsdown School, Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN2 7SH
Tel: 01793 822284
Kingsdown School is an academy which is a part of the River Learning Trust which is an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500 and its registered office is The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE.