GCSE Performance data

Progress 8 and Attainment 8

In 2016, the Government introduced two new progress measures for schools: Attainment 8 and Progress 8.  These assess a school’s performance across eight subjects, grouped into three areas: English and Maths; EBacc subjects; other subjects.  The Elizabethan’s legacy curriculum means that a number of students left with more than eight qualifications, some of which they sat early, but they were not necessarily in the curriculum areas laid down by the Department for Education.

Our Progress 8 score for 2017 was -0.28 and our Attainment 8 score was 43.0.

English and Maths

68% of students left Year 11 with a “standard pass” in English and Maths at Grade 4 (74% in English and 75% in Maths).  This is above the national average figure for England of 63%.

44% of students left Year 11 with a “strong pass” in English and Maths at Grade 5 (57% in English and 54% in Maths).  This is also better than the national average for England of 39%.

English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate recognises students who have achieved a Grade C / Grade 5 or better in English, Maths, two Sciences, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language.  As with Attainment 8 and Progress 8, this relies on students choosing the correct combination of options to satisfy this requirement.  We believe that students’ GCSE options should reflect their interests, abilities and aspirations and the EBacc is certainly not appropriate for all.

In 2017, 41% of Year 11 (76 students) were eligible for the EBacc, as they had chosen the correct combination of subjects to qualify for it, with 25% (46 students) achieving it.

Information on the Government's Performance Tables for any of these measures does not currently include any re-marks of the GCSE exams. Performance data is not validated until later in the school year. 

Destinations data

Destinations data measures the destinations of students who finished Year 11 in 2015.  93% went into education or employment (which is in line with state schools locally and nationally).  This splits into 89% in education and 4% in employment.


Post 16 Performance Data

Achievement at Key Stage 5 - A-Levels

The average grade achieved by students at Key Stage 5 in 2016 was a C-, based on 252 entries.  Progress measures indicate that progress for academic subjects was in line with national averages.

Achievement at Key Stage 5 – Applied General

There were 24 Applied General exams recorded in 2016.  The average grade for these was a Distinction-.  Progress measures indicate weaknesses for these 24, although in three cases the results date back to 2014 for courses which we no longer run.

Re-sits in English and Maths

Seventeen students at the Centre who did not have a GCSE Grade C in either English or Maths re-sat their exams in the summer of 2016.  Students re-sitting Maths did better than the national average with a progress score of 0.0.  Students re-sitting English did worse than the national average with a progress score of -0.6.

Students completing their main course of study

This data is not yet available on the Performance Tables.


Destinations data relates to students who finished Post 16 study in 2014.  96% were still in education or employment in March 2015, well above the national average of 88%.  62% were in higher education (mainly university), again above the national average.

Link: School and College Performance Tables