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Ofsted 2016

'There is a sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from staff and from pupils'

Good and Improving

GCSE Results: A New School Performance Measure

The DfE is using a new calculation called Progress 8 which is designed to compare the progress that pupils make in each school, from their Key Stage 2 prior attainment to their GCSE grade, in a selected range of eight subjects including English, Maths, Science, MFL (modern foreign language) and a Humanities subject (History/Geography).

For the 2015 GCSE results, Springfield's Progress 8 figure was 0.29.  This means that the average achievement of our 2015 leavers was almost a third of a grade better per subject than the national average of other pupils with the same Key Stage 2 results.

Additionally, separate progress figures for elements included within Progress 8 all indicate that Springfield pupils make better progress, on average, than similar pupils nationally; these are given in the table below:

Progress at Springfield
(2010 Key Stage 2
to 2015 GCSE)
Overall Progress
English Progress
Maths Progress
English Baccalaureate
(EBacc) subjects
Value + 0.29 + 0.02 + 0.37 + 0.90

Interpretation of value

(e.g. 1.0 would be a whole grade higher than the national average of similar pupils and -1.0 would be a whole grade lower)

An average of almost a third of a grade better per subject than the national average

Average progress in line with the progress of similar pupils nationally in English

An average of slightly over a third of a grade better progress in Maths

On average, almost a whole grade better progress in the other EBacc subjects: Sciences/History/Geography/French/German/Computing

2016 Progress 8 figures will not be provided by the DfE until later in the year.  This is not something that we can calculate ourselves as in determining whether our pupils have made better, the same or less progress than similar pupils nationally, the results of each and every pupil across the country have to be taken into account.

KS4 GCSE Results 2016

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