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Progress 8 - Top 5% Nationally

The Progress 8 measure is a secondary school accountability system. It aims to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum and reward schools that teach all pupils well. It measures pupils’ progress across 8 subjects from age 11 to 16.

In 2016, Freman College achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.53, putting it in the top 5% of schools nationally.

The DfE offers a website for school performance that can be accessed here: Compare school performance

Other KS4 (GCSE) measures

Freman College performed exceptionally against all the national measures.

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Freman College scored 57.6 points against a national average of 48.5 points.

Students achieving Grade C or better in English and Maths GCSEs

Freman College 76%

National average 59.3%

Pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. A pupil is considered to have ‘achieved’ a standard pass in the the English Baccalaureate if they got a grade 4 or better in the following subjects: English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography.

At Freman College 40% of students achieved this. (Nationally, in 2017, the figure was 23.5%).

Your school’s results, as published on 19 January, show that you are amongst the top five per cent of schools in terms of the progress your pupils make...

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, March 2017