Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are based on students’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, up to three subjects from the Ebacc list, and students’ three highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.
The English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, is a measure of how many students achieve a good GCSE pass in six core academic subjects: English, maths, history or geography, combined science (which counts as two passes) and a language. In addition, students must take both English language and literature, although they only need a grade 5+ (new GCSEs) in one of them.
In 2017, the EBacc pass grade was either C (old GCSE marking scheme) or 5 (new GCSE marking scheme). However, league tables will also report the number of students who pass at a grade 4 and above.
Our progress 8 score is a retrospective measure from legacy curriculum and historic leadership decisions. Our progress 8 score in 2017 was -0.36 and attainment 8 score was 37.35. Only 16% of all students were entered into the full EBacc curriculum with 10% achieving a grade C (5 for English and maths) or above in English, maths, a language, two sciences (combined science counts as two) and either geography or history.
Students are now expected to follow an EBACC curriculum and we anticipate improved results as we continue to focus on excellent teaching and progress for all abilities which will help students to achieve their full potential.
The latest Department for Education performance tables for our school can be found by accessing the link below.