Equality & Diversity

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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Unit 4: Living in Diverse Communities

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1. Describe a range of appropriate investigative methods that can be used to explore diversity in a community. Observations can be made by actually going out in various locations( shopping centres, libraries or railway stations) using a simple observation sheet ie age sex dress ethic origin etc. You could also observe at different times of day. This can then be analyse to show the diversity of that particular locations. You could also use other resources such as the internet, libraries or even local council information services.

2. Using one (or more) of the methods you outlined in Question 1, describe the extent of diversity that exists within your community. You should illustrate your work with some actual data such as statistics or desktop research.

Under 12 12-20 21-40 41-60 60+ FEMALE MALE
Under 12 12-20 21-40 41-60 60+ FEMALE 15 15 20 25 15

MALE 10 6 25 15 10

Observed outside local superstore mid morning
Shows a varied aged group within this area and that more females go shopping. It also shows a need for various support services to help everyone in the community e.g schools, health services and leisure facilities

Other statistics can be found on various statistical sites e.g. local government showing housing or educational skillls or the uk national statistics site GCSE Results
The table below shows the provisional Key Stage 4 results reported by Sheffield schools and academies in 2011. These early results do not include any appeals for remarking and are still subject to final verification from schools. (Sheffield city council site Education) The key measures are:

The percentage of students achieving 5 or more good passes at Key Stage 4 (%5+ A*-C) The percentage of students achieving 5 or more good passes at Key Stage 4 including at least a grade C in GCSE English and GCSE maths (%5+ A*-C inc. E&M). For maintained schools and academies, the first measure has increased by 3% since 2010 whilst early indications suggest that the second measure is line with performance in 2010. | % 5+ A*-C inc. E&M (2010)| % 5+ A*-C (2010)| % 5+ A*-C inc. E&M (2011)| % 5+ A*-C (2011)| | | | | |

National| 53.5%| 75.4%| #| #|
Sheffield (all schools inc independent and special)| 49.2%| 71.5%| 49.3%*| 74.2%*| Sheffield (maintained and academies only)| 50.0%| 72.7%| 50.3%| 75.8%| | | | | |
Abbeydale Grange School| 23%| 41%| 26%| 79%|
All Saints' RC School| 60%| 80%| 51%| 69%|
Birley Community College| 50%| 89%| 51%| 90%|
Bradfield School| 73%| 81%| 69%| 83%|
Chaucer Business and Enterprise College| 30%| 72%| 25%| 67%| Ecclesfield School| 47%| 68%| 52%| 81%|
Fir Vale School| 47%| 82%| 40%| 83%|
Firth Park Community College| 35%| 71%| 26%| 72%|
Handsworth Grange Community Sports College| 44%| 78%| 54%| 79%| High Storrs School| 67%| 71%| 68%| 82%|
Hinde House 3-16 School| 34%| 60%| 34%| 57%|
King Ecgbert School| 67%| 81%| 75%| 87%|
King Edward VII School| 65%| 75%| 55%| 69%|
Meadowhead School| 60%| 74%| 63%| 73%|
Myers Grove School| 51%|...
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