Benefits to Schools - Wales

Schools utilise the provision to support and enhance school performance through our extensive attainment programmes. All our qualifications are accredited and approved by Qualifications in Wales (QiW) allowing outstanding outcomes for schools.

Schools are able to access a wide range of curriculum options based on the schools’ and learners’ identified requirements.

The course duration follows the academic year and learners can attend up to 3 days a week; most learners attend centres for 1 day a week, which allows the learner to access their home-school curriculum with little or no disruption to school timetables. Learners can join at any point throughout the year and are still able to attain qualifications. Schools utilise the provision to support and enhance school performance through our extensive attainment programmes.

All our qualifications are accredited and approved by Qualifications in Wales (QiW) allowing outstanding outcomes for schools.

Key Benefits

  • High performance measures
  • All qualifications QiW accredited
  • Cost effective school performance support
  • Limited impact on core subjects
  • Placement through a hybrid of learner cohorts
  • Placement throughout the academic year
  • Offering depth and diverse curriculum to support Esytn/Ofsted

Curriculum for Wales:

The MPS actively supports the Welsh Government’s new Curriculum for Wales, ‘Curriculum for Life’. The ethos and fundamental approach from MPS equips learners with the necessary skill set to achieve in modern Wales. The new Curriculum for Wales aligns itself with the MPS pedagogy by placing high emphasis on preparing young people for life. The MPS curriculum supports the four purposes which underpin the new curriculum. The MPS provision delivers a curriculum for life, through preparation for lifelong learning.

Placement Options

The flexible and diverse options allow schools to coordinate placement to meet the needs of the learner and school timetable, with many accessing the provision with diverse placement approaches.

Through our extensive range of qualifications and curriculum programmes, we are able to provide support and development for all learners regardless of academic ability and personal background. Whether looking to achieve high level outcomes or developing personal attributes, we look to maximise their learning potential.

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An outstanding provision that has already made a big impact on outcomes for our Key Stage 4 learners in our first year in partnership with MPS.

Year Group:
Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

We offer support across all Key Stage 3 and 4, with many schools utilising a mixture of age ranges to build their MPS cohort.

Day allocation:
1, 2 or 3 days

Most learners attend centres for 1 day a week, which allows the learner to access their home-school curriculum with little or no disruption to school timetables and core subjects.

Cohort size:
No limit

There are no limits on the amount of learners school place on programme. We have schools accessing 1 to 50 learners per academic year.

Durations:
1, 2 or 3 year GCSE programmes

We support with a range of programme durations, whether to support short-term placement or as part of the schools 2 or 3 year GCSE programme.

2018-19 Performance Data

  • Level 2 BTEC
  • Level 2 City & Guilds
  • Overall
    Attendance
  • Overall
    Engagement

Performance Measures

The accredited vocational qualifications provide opportunity for schools to benefit from outstanding performance measures to support school performance. The programme example below showcases the various options schools have in which to maximise and utilise MPS to the benefit of the learner and school. Please note that these programmes are based on one day a week allocation.

The placement process is very simple and will begin with liaison with the MPS Management Team. Through initial discussion we will identify the best placement available to fully support the needs of the learner and school. Placement is available throughout the academic year, most schools utilise the full academic year delivery to allow learners and schools to obtain the highest attainment possible.

Year 9
17.75
Performance
points
Year 10
92
Performance
points
Year 11
92
Performance
points

1 Year Placement

1 Year

Placement

Year
9
Year
10
Year
11

2 Year Placement

2 Year

Placement

Year
10
Yaer
11

3 Year Placement

3 Year

Placement

Year
9
Year
10
Year
11

KS4 Placement Example

KS4

Placement Example

Year
10
Yaer
11
Total

15 learners one day a
week alloction over KS4

1,380
Performance Points
1,380
Performance Points
2,760
Performance Points


30 B Grade
Equivalent GCSEs
30 B Grade
Equivalent GCSEs
60 B Grade
Equivalent GCSEs

Learners are able to access both our City and Guilds and BTEC vocational qualifications. Learners amass credits throughout the year and achieve the highest attainment possible, up to Level 2 Diploma accreditation.

We offer both level 1 and level 2 qualifications, which allows accessibility for all learners regardless of academic ability. Our qualifications are based on active learning, with the focus on developing employability skills, personal attributes and key academic skills. For further information regarding qualification details, please see our Wales Qualifications section.

Questions

The qualification process is coordinated throughout the academic year by MPS. Registration, internal verification, claiming and certification will be coordinated by the MPS Quality Team. All our qualifications hold performance points in which the schools access and obtain at the end of the academic year.

The course duration follows the academic year and learners can attend MPS up to 3 days a week; most learners attend centres for 1 day a week, which allows the learner to access their home-school curriculum with little or no disruption to school timetables. Learners can join at any point throughout the year and are still able to attain qualifications.

It is encouraged that learners transition through our curriculum programmes. The benefits of transitioning will allow both learner and schools to obtain higher attainment and performance measures, particularly with the KS4 programme pathways.