From August 2016, the DFE introduced new ‘success measures’ for schools. Schools are measured with regard to the progress that Year 11 students have made (from Year 6 (SATS) to Year 11) as well as the overall attainment of their students.
‘Progress 8’ Measure
The “Progress 8” figure shows the progress made by students in a school, compared to students nationally based on eight key subjects. Our Progress 8 score has been above zero in both 2015 and 2016, showing that students at this school have made more progress than the national average. The government release the official Progress 8 scores midway through the autumn term; early indications are that our 2017 cohort have once again made better progress than is typical nationally.
2017 Examination Results:
|% achieving A*-C in both English and Maths||74%|
|Attainment 8 Estimate||48.7 (C+)|
|% of students achieving 5 or more A and A* grades||12%|
2016 Examination Results:
|% achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths||76%|
|% achieving A*- C in English and Maths||77%|
|Progress 8 Estimate||+0.35|
|Attainment 8 Estimate||53.96 (C+)|
|% of students achieving 5 or more A and A* grades||19%|
2015 Examination Results
|% achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths||73%|
2014 Examination Results
|% achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths||77%|
Our history of excellent results show that year on year, over 70% of students at St Edmund’s achieve five or more GCSEs at C grade or above including Maths and English. This places us as one of the most successful comprehensive schools in Wiltshire.