Progress 8

Progress 8 – A Parent’s Guide

 

Previously all students, Academies and schools are measured on how many GCSE’s they achieve at A*-C including English and Mathematics.

From 2016 all students and Academies will be measured on how much progress they make from when they start in Year 7 to when they complete their exams at the end of Year 11.

This will be known as Progress 8

 

Progress 8

 

In 2016 Progress 8 will be introduced for all.

The Progress 8 measure is designed to encourage all students to study a broad and balanced curriculum.

The new measure will be based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects

For each student the 8 subjects must be a combination from the diagram below.

The Progress 8 score will always be determined by dividing the points total by 10 (the eight qualifications with English and Mathematics counting double), regardless of how many qualifications your child sits or in which subjects.

GCSE grade

2016 Points

2017 and 2018 Points

G

1.00

1.00

F

2.00

1.50

E

3.00

2.00

D

4.00

3.00

C

5.00

4.00

B

6.00

5.50

A

7.00

7.00

A*

8.00

8.50

 

In 2017, new GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics, graded 1-9, will be included in performance tables, with others to follow in 2018 and 2019. Points will be allocated to the new GCSEs on a 1-9 point scale corresponding to the new 1 to 9 grades, e.g. a grade 9 will get 9 points in the performance measures.

 

Interpreting a school’s Progress 8 score.

 

Progress 8 scores will be centred around 0, with most schools within the range of -1 to +1.

 

  • A score of 0 means pupils in this school on average do about as well at KS4 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at KS4 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A negative score means pupils in this school on average do worse at KS4 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

 

A negative score does not mean that pupils did not make any progress; rather it means they made less progress than other pupils nationally with similar starting points.

For example, if a school has a Progress 8 score of -0.25 this would mean that, on average, pupils in this school achieved a quarter of a grade less than other pupils nationally with similar starting points.

 

 

 

 

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