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Progress 8 - Excellent every year

The Progress 8 (P8) 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 eight subjects from age 11 to 16.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 (i.e since P8 was introduced) Freman College has achieved P8 scores that put it in the top 5% to 15% of schools nationally. In 2018 the P8 score was 0.45.

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, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

Freman College scored 53 points; as usual this is significantly above the national average.

Students achieving Grade 4 or better in English and Maths GCSEs

Freman College 78%

National average 66%

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%).

2018 results

57% of students achieved a Grade 5 or above in English and maths

62% students achieved a Grade 5 or above in English

61% students achieved a Grade 5 or above in maths

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