Outcomes 2021

We are proud of our pupils and students, and their efforts in learning have been exceptional at all levels of ability.

In many cases, young people join Raise and need considerable amounts of support, encouragement and catch up and recover time to be able to return to the learning environment with confidence and reintegrate themselves into academic life. The young people that join Raise often have a wide-ranging level of ability from entry level to GCSEs, A-level, and being gifted and talented.

The academic year has showcased some very successful student achievements, not least the journey of one pupil from being permanently excluded by a PRU to securing a place on a BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology degree.

We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments which will be the basis of positive future pathways and destinations.

Examination Results 2021

% of students achieving:

Grade 5 in English


Grade 5 in maths


Grade 5 in English or maths


Grade 4+ in English


Grade 4+ in maths


Grade 4+ in English or maths


B+ in A-level English



First AS-level taken in Film Studies

NOCN vocational qualifcations


These were achieved in:

  • Level 1 Pre-tenancy – 100% success
  • Level 1 Understanding Healthy Living – 100% success
  • Level 1 Employability Skills – 100% success
  • Level 1 Skills award Certificate in Bricklaying – 100% success

NOCN Level 1

Over 19 entries in NOCN level 1 vocational qualifications

Level 1 & 2 English and Maths

Over 21 entries in level 1 & 2 English and maths awards

100% pass rate

100% pass rate of pupils entered for Bronze Arts Award

Some of our destinations

Many of our current college students have been supported to gain part-time work in retail and catering to support their college attendance, gain valuable experience in customer care and the world of employment, and support their economic wellbeing.

Those students that needed to move into semi-independent living or secure their own tenancy did so. With our support they gained valuable knowledge, skills and accreditations such as pre-tenancy level 1 and independent living programmes.

A student who came to us, after being permanently excluded from a PRU, obtained GCSE psychology, English GSCE, and level 1 health and social care; moved on to complete A-level psychology and a health and social care diploma at Manchester College; before securing a place at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) studying criminology with psychology BA (Hons).

Alongside their willingness to take on difficult challenges, our compassionate perseverance and quality teaching enabled them to succeed, move on to FE and then higher education.

A student who attended our Sixth Form last academic year achieved grade 5s in English and maths and completed level 1 vocational qualifications. This secured a place at Bolton College to undertake a diploma in sports science.

Last year, a Sixth Form College student completed GCSEs with us and wanted to pursue a career in construction.

The student completed functional skills and construction level 1 qualifications with CSCS, undertook work experience in the field of construction, and has now gained full-time employment in construction.

In addition they have also secured a place at night school undertaking further education in construction to make progress in their career.

A pupil who had been struggling with their mental health and ability to settle down in education in a group learning environment was able to be supported and developed by the Raise team, and has now successfully secured an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle production industry.

A student who had been suffering and struggling with an injury, causing difficulties with attendance, behaviour and attainment in a mainstream college, attended our Sixth Form College last academic year.

They achieved A-level in English literature and AS-level in film studies. The student is returning this year to undertake an A-level in media studies and to apply to Salford University to study a BA (Hons) in Media Technology.

A gifted and talented year 10 gained a grade 4 GCSE in maths.

A student that had been with us for a number of years successfully made great strides in progress from pre-entry level to entry level; and in the last academic year achieving grade 2 passes in English and maths GCSEs, alongside level 1 NOCN qualifications. The student has returned to our college and has secured part time employment.