Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 as the headline indicator of school performance determining the floor standard. 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.
*Displayed performance figures are not current, these are the results obtained by students in the academic year 2018-2019 (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic*
Of the 148 Year 11 students, 109 students completed a full Progress 8 curriculum. The Progress 8 score for these students was +0.25.
129 Year 11 students either completed a full Progress 8 curriculum or had one of the eight slots empty. The Progress 8 score for these students was +0.04.
Destinations & 6th Form Recruitment
– Year 11: Of the 148 in year 11 who completed the year, 70 have entered the 6th form, 70 are at PETROC, 5 are with other FE/Training provider and 3 are in employment with training.
– Year 12:
Of the 6 students studying a one year study programme, 5 students completed the course with one student leaving for an apprenticeship part way through. Two students on completion have remained at the Sixth Form for level three studies. Of the 63 students halfway through a two year level 3 study programme, 55 have progressed into their second year. One student left to study at PETROC, one left for an apprenticeship, two secured employment and two students choose to restart their Sixth Form studies. The intentions/destinations of two students are unknown.
– Year 13: Of the 69 students completing the year, 35 have secured university places, 7 have places on foundation courses, 13 have secured apprenticeships/employment, 9 are actively seeking employment or awaiting the outcomes of apprenticeship/armed forces applications, 2 are returning to education/Sixth Form. The intentions/destinations of 3 students remain unknown.
- Post-16 Recruitment/Retention: 8 external students have entered Year 12. As at 31.10.19 the year 12 roll stands at 82 and the year 13 roll stands at 58; a sixth form total of 140. (The equivalent figure for Nov 17 was 176)
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