Prior attainment details of the highest grade achieved in the previous year for Maths GCSE and English GCSE must be recorded from the Students > All Students > Bulk Update > GCSE Attainment for Funding page. Take a look here for full instructions: Adding prior attainment for English and Maths
Prior attainment errors
Remember, errors must be resolved in order to submit your census successfully.
3000, 3005, 3010 or 3015
You must specify their Prior attainment details of the highest grade achieved for Maths GCSE and English GCSE. You may encounter messages like this in your DfE validations section as errors 3000, 3005, 3010 or 3015.
Follow the guidance in the article linked above to fill in this information.
3047 or 3046
English/Maths GCSE highest prior attainment grade for the previous year is missing or invalid.
These errors appear when the previous grade is blank. Ensure from the Students > All Students > Bulk Update > Bulk Update GCSE Attainment for Funding page, that the Previous Grade for both GCSE English and GCSE Maths contains a mark.
If their grade has not changed, you will still need to input their previous grade as the same.
Please note that this will not automatically carry over from previous years. You will need to add in this information for each year - use the academic year drop-down menu to change between years.
Prior attainment queries 3020 and 3030
You may also encounter post-16 queries in your DfE validations section, such as the ones shown below. Queries do not have to be resolved, but if you do not resolve them, you will need to supply a reason why they should remain when submitting your census to COLLECT using the notepad entries.
Queries 3020 and 3030 arise when the student has been given a prior attainment grade and the student has not had a funding exemption recorded. Arbor automatically outputs any funding exemptions not recorded as 'None', so:
- If this information is correct, you need not do anything here but will need to provide an explanation to COLLECT.
- If the information is incorrect, go to the Students > All Students > Bulk Update > Update GCSE Attainment for Funding page and correct the data there. Take a look here for full instructions: Adding prior attainment for English and Maths