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.
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, 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 C 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%).