Key Stage 4 Results
Progress 8 is based on a students' fine line average of Key Stage 2 (KS2) English and Mathematics, National Attainment 8 points are published each year - they are the expected points, at KS4, from this KS2 base.
Progress 8 floor standards do not apply to special schools, pupil referral units, alternative provision or hospital schools. The floor standard: a school will be below the floor standard if Progress 8 score is below -0.5
Progress 8 is used nationally for performance measures for main stream secondary schools. Mainstream secondary schools have KS4 curriculum to support P8 - an English Baccalaureate (EBBAC) curriculum, traditionally comprising of :
English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science Core and Additional, Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Computer Science, Geography, History and a GCSE Modern Foreign language
There are 4 'buckets' of subjects for Progress 8:
- English (double weighted points),
- Mathematics (double weighted points),
- EBBAC (comprising points from best 3 EBBAC subjects taken),
- Open (comprising of points from best 3 non EBBAC subjects)
'Progress 8 measures' are difficult to use with special/BESD/PRU's as it relies on having an EBBAC curriculum (as outlined). These schools offer an appropriate curriculum to meet the various needs of its 'cliental' so comparing performance to national Progress 8 would be unfair given the reduced curriculum offer .
Progress 5 can be modelled for special schools, pupil referral units, and alternative provision or hospital schools.
Progress 5 (P5) works on a similar principle to Progress 8 but with fewer 'buckets'
- 'English Bucket' which is double weighted points,
- 'Mathematics Bucket' again which is double weighted points,
- 'Open Bucket' where 3 additional GCSE and or Vocational equivalents points can go.
P5 consists effectively from a total of 7 subjects (Eng X2, Ma X2, + 3 other subjects) this score is then compared to national Attainment 8 points but factored by 70% (as Progress 8 effectively comes from 10 subjects - Eng x2, Maths x 2, 3 EBBAC points and 3 Open points)
To view performance tables on the Department for Education for Sutton House Academy, please click on the link below: