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. If the Progress 8 score is anything above 0.00 then students at that school have made more progress than the national average, so our score of 0.35 indicates that students at St Edmund’s achieve, on average, a least third of a grade higher in every subject at GCSE than other students nationally.
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.