Progress 8 and Attainment 8

All students will be measured against the new government measures which are Attainment 8 and Progress 8. Both measures are calculated based on student performance across 8 subjects. English and Maths are double weighted to highlight their importance in our curriculum.

Attainment 8 measures the attainment of each pupil across their 8 best subjects which are split into three areas, often referred to as ‘buckets’. These ‘buckets’ are split into English and Maths, Ebacc subjects and other subjects.

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

Progress 8 measures the progress each pupil has made from KS2 to KS4 using a value added measure. A student who achieves a Progress 8 score of 0 has made sufficient pro-gress between the two key stages.

A positive score means that the student has achieved more than expected progress on their best 8 subjects.

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.

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.

Further detail about Progress 8 and Attainment 8 can be found in this document

The Government has also produced a short video to introduce the new measures which can be found using this link