2017 GCSE Results
Progress 8 Score
The ‘Progress 8’ measure was introduced in June 2016. The Department for Education (DfE) states that the score:
aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.
According to DfE policy:
Following the GCSE examinations in 2016, Fram’s Progress 8 score was +0.12.
Following the GCSE examinations in 2017, Fram’s Progress 8 score was +0.20.
Attainment 8 Score
The ‘Attainment 8’ measure was introduced in June 2016. The DfE states that the score:
measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from the DfE approved list
The national average Attainment 8 score for state-funded schools in 2017 was 44.24. Following the GCSE examinations in 2016, Fram’s Attainment 8 score was 54.75.
Following the GCSE examinations in 2017, Fram’s Attainment 8 score was 51.35
% of pupils with a ‘good pass’ in English and Maths
In 2016, 75% of Fram students achieved a C grade or above in their English and Maths GCSEs. In 2017, English and Maths grades changed from the previous letter system of A*-G to a number system of 9-1. The new numbers are not directly equivalent to the previous letters: click here for a comparison chart of the new grades to the old. A grade of 5 or above indicates a ‘strong pass’.
In 2017, 82% of Fram students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English in Maths, with 57% achieving grade 5 or above in both subjects. The national comparators for these figures are 63% and 39% respectively.
% of pupils who received EBacc
The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measures the percentage of students who gained a C grade or above in each of the following subjects:
In 2016, 41% of Fram students achieved the EBacc.
In 2017, 34% of Fram students achieved the EBacc.
The national average for comparison is 24%.
The Student Destinations measure shows the percentage of students ‘continuing their education in school, Further Education or Sixth Form College, Higher Education institution, independent school, specialist provider and the percentage training through an apprenticeship’ (DfE).
In 2016, 97% of Fram students went on to continue their education in this manner.
In 2017, 96% of Fram students went on to continue their education in this manner.