Progress 8 Information for Parents
Curriculum & Assessment Changes
- Pupils are measured on how much progress they make from when they start in Year 7 to when they complete their examinations at the end of Year 11 in eight subjects that meet the Department for Education criteria.
- The Progress 8 measure is designed to encourage all students to study a broad and balanced curriculum.
- For each pupil, the 8 subjects must be a combination from the diagram below:
- Shows a pupils’ average achievement [grade] across the 8 subjects in the Progress 8 measure.
English and Mathematics
- Measures whether a pupil achieves a Grade 5 or better in both English (either Language or Literature) and Mathematics.
The English Baccalaureate
- Shows whether a pupil achieved good grades (A*-C or 5-9) across the EBacc qualifications listed above.
What does Progress 8 mean for pupils?
- Taking a broad range of KS4 subject choices, moving into Year 10.
- Achieving across all subjects.
- Not dropping subjects.
- Careful monitoring of progress all of the time.
Alternative Curriculum Provision
- Where these subjects are not appropriate for an individual pupil, alternative provision is recommended by the College, to develop individual pupil strengths and maximise pupil achievement ensuring a smooth transition to post-16 provision.