What Progress 8 means and how it relates to Bosworth Academy
The new school performance measurement
The government has introduced a new measurement designed to encourage all schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils. The new measure call Progress 8 will be based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects: English; mathematics; three other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages); and three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBacc subjects, or can be any other approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.
Bosworth Academy’s performance
Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value-added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.
As stated, the measure is designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at Key Stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will increase the progress measure.
Bosworth Academy’s progress last year is as follows:
|Progress 8 score||-0.14|
|% of pupils who’ve achieved grade 5 or above in English and Maths at the end of KS4||43%|
|% of pupils achieving EBACC||25.4%|
|% of pupils entering for EBACC||61%|
|Student destination data inc. % of students who continue in education or training or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study||93% staying in education or entering employment after key stage 4|
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