What is Progress 8? – An explanation of the new school performance measure

The Progress 8 measure is a new secondary school accountability system. It aims to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum and reward schools that teach all pupils well. It will measure pupils’ progress across 8 subjects from age 11 to 16. This measure will replace the current A* to C system because the new Progress 8 measure counts the progress of all students from all abilities.

This video will help explain more about the Progress 8 measurement system.

In the 2016 GCSE exam results, Wardle Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.13 which is above the government expected average. Wardle Academy also achieve the best progress in the Borough for English and fantastic results within other subjects such as the humanities.

To learn more about the Progress 8 system, view the DfE resources by clicking here.  If you would like to learn more about how Wardle Academy is adapting and achieving under the new Progress 8 measure, contact us here. 

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