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.
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%).