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
Not surprisingly Bosworth Academy has achieved a ‘significantly higher than average’ Progress 8 score for 2016 as the school already offers the rich, varied, and balanced curriculum that benefit all our students.
This recent article in the Leicester Mercury highlights the schools in Leicester City and Leicestershire and their relevant Progress 8 scores. Leicester Mercury: Top schools in the city and county revealed at GCSE [link]
As well as achieving excellent attainment figures for the vast range of GCSE subjects at Bosworth Academy, the first release of Progress 8 measures the Academy as one of the leading schools in the region.
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.
We are pleased to report that Bosworth Academy achieved a Progress 8 = +0.32
(National average Progress 8 = 0.0)
This means that on average students at Bosworth Academy achieved at least 3 grades higher than the national average. Our Progress 8 classed as being ‘significantly higher than average’.
View this 3 minute video produced by the Department of Education, for a further explanation of Progress 8, and for more details and other measures please look at Gov.uk where you can check performance tables in more detail.
Head of School