Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Secondary school league tables: Find out how Shropshire schools fared

Officials said that the introduction of new-grade GCSEs had skewed schools’ performance results Officials said that the introduction of new-grade GCSEs had skewed schools’ performance results David Jones PA
| 27 January, 2018, 20:31

There is also a new measure called "Progress 8", which compares a pupil's progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary.

County Upper School and King Edward VI School achieved "average" Progress 8 scores of 0.11 and -0.06 respectively.

The analysis also looked at the top 100 schools in terms of pupil progress, using the Department for Education's key "Progress 8" measure - which is used to assess whether schools are under-performing.

Progress 8 shows how well a school is serving its pupils by looking at where these young people started and where they ended up.

And although entry and achievement for the government's favoured core academic subjects, known as the EBacc, have both fallen, disadvantaged pupils have bucked the overall downward trend, with more of them taking EBacc subjects and achieving good grades.

The average for Nottinghamshire was 0.04 and for state-funded schools in England it was -0.03.

Three south Bucks schools have made the list of "England's worst" after failing to meet the government's minimum standards.

Chulmleigh Community College remains the best in North Devon when it comes to pupil progress according to revised GCSE league tables.

Pupils in Staffordshire who have achieved a level 9-5 pass in English and Maths is 39.3%, compared to 39.6% nationally.


What is a Progress 8 score and how is it measured?

However, she noted that she could "see the Government is trying to improve attainment in English and maths across the board".

This is up from 282 schools, just under one in 10, the year before. At Secondary level, we have seen some outstanding results at individual school level and we are continuing to work with those schools who have not yet achieved national average scores.

The new GCSE exams are rated from 9-1, with 9 being the highest possible mark.

Secondary schools in Wolverhampton were the best performing in the Black County and Staffordshire, ranking 83rd nationally. Our students and teachers rose to the challenge of the new and more demanding GCSE qualifications in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb highlighted a narrowing gulf between the results of rich and poor pupils.

The DfE insisted that where schools have fallen below the floor standard, the data is "a starting point for a conversation about school improvement".

Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show that 365 mainstream secondary schools (12 per cent) fell below the floor standard past year, up from 282 (9.3 per cent) in 2016.

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