'Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.
The performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4, and reward schools for the teaching of all their pupils, measuring performance across 8 qualifications. Every increase in every grade a pupil achieves will attract additional points in the performance tables.
Progress 8 is calculated for individual pupils solely in order to calculate a school’s Progress 8 score, and there is no need for schools to share individual Progress 8 scores with their pupils. Schools should continue to focus on which qualifications are most suitable for individual pupils, as the grades pupils achieve will help them reach their goals for the next stage of their education or training.'
DfE, January 2017
As Chart Wood School is in its first year of operation, Progress 8 data is not yet available. Instead, please see the Attainment 8 section for a full list of qualifications offered as these will be included when reviewing Progress 8 outcomes in the coming year.
In line with DfE guidance, Chart Wood School focuses primarily on qualifications which are most suitable for individual pupils. The decision was made not to offer EBacc subjects or Combined Science as a GCSE option, as they are far too demanding in terms of content, teaching requirements and the impact on other subject areas which are equally deserving of time and allocation. However, we are pleased to offer several subjects meeting the criteria for the Open element of the EBacc award.