Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 as the headline indicator of school performance. It aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of key stage 4. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.
A school’s Progress 8 score is calculated as the average of its pupils’ Progress 8 scores. It gives an indication of whether, as a group, pupils in the school made above or below average progress compared to similar pupils in other schools.
- A score of zero means pupils in this school on average do about as well at key stage 4 as other pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2
- A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2
- A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2
A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.
During the summer of 2022 students completed formal KS4 and KS5 examinations for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The school has completed internal analysis of the results obtained by last years KS4 and KS5 students. Official performance figures for the academic year 2021-2022 will be published according to the following timetable:
20th October 2022: KS4 results/destinations and KS5 results/destination (provisionally published)
2nd February 2023: KS4 results/destinations and KS5 results/destination (revised published)
Following the dates outlined above the Ilfracombe Academy will share updated results information via this web page.
Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.
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