25 Aug

  • By VNW

A Parent’s Guide to the New Progress 8 Measure

In the past all students and schools are measured on how many GCSE’s they achieve at A*-C including English and Mathematics.

This year onwards all students and schools have been and will continue to 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 has been 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 curriculum

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.

Each student will also leave year 11 with the following information;

(This will also be available about schools, for parents to be able to compare School performance)

Attainment 8 – showing the pupils’ average achievement in the same suite of subjects as the Progress 8 measure.

English and Mathematics – If your child achieved a C grade or better in both English (either Language or Literature) and Mathematics.

The EBacc – If your child achieved good grades (A*-C) across a range of academic subjects

Below is a mock example of what you will receive to report on your child’s achievements and progress after the results have been published, these will be sent home on Tuesday the 6th September for all year 11 pupils.

Students’ Progress Grade Students attainment grade average Achieved Maths & English at grade C or above Achieved EBacc subjects at grade C or above
+1.2 B+ Yes Yes

Below is a mock example of what the schools headline figures will look like at the end of the year

Progress 8 score Attainment 8 Grade % of pupils achieving Grade C or above in English and Maths % of pupils achieving grade C or above in EBacc subjects
+0.6 B 90% 75%