Exams in reformed English language, English literature and maths GCSEs will be taken for the first time in 2017.
These will be graded from 9 to 1, instead of A*to G.
For results in August 2017 only English Language, English Literature and Maths will be reported as numbers but students who start their GCSE courses in future years will have more subjects using this new scale as we transition over to numerical grades.
To help calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores all traditional A* – G results will be converted into numbers using the following scale.
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 the Academy with the following information;
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
To create a school level progress score we do this by adding together the Progress 8 scores of all the pupils in year 11 and dividing by the number of pupils in the school. This result can be compared with other Academies and schools, for parents to be able to compare the School performance.