In September, we shared with you our exam results for GCSE and A Level and indicated then that we were extremely proud of our GCSE and A Level results. Just before half term, national figures were released that now allow us to share with you our results against a national picture.

Attainment 8

Attainment 8 measures the average achievement of pupils in up to eight qualifications including English (double weighted if the combined English qualification, or both language and literature are taken), maths (double weighted), three further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc subjects only) and three further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications from an approved list.

  • Our Attainment 8 score was 48.15. The national average was 44.2
  • This puts our Attainment 8 score above national average by 3.95 points. This is roughly equivalent to 4 grades above national average for every student.

Progress 8

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school.

  • Our Progress 8 score was 0.16.
  • Students achieved, on average, 1 1/2 grades higher than the national average at Kingdown School – if, for example, students were expected to gain 10 B grades, they would have achieved 7 B grades and 3 A grades or, a student expected to get 10 D grades achieved 7 D grades and 3 C grades.
Progress 8 score What this means
1.0 10 grades above national average
0.9 9 grades above national average
0.8 8 grades above national average
0.7 7 grades above national average
0.6 6 grades above national average
0.5 5 grades above national average
0.4 4 grades above national average
0.3 3 grades above national average
0.2 2 grades above national average
0.1 1 grades above national average
0.0 0 at national average
-0.1 -1 grades below national average
-0.2 -2 grades below national average
-0.3 -3 grades below national average
-0.4 -4 grades below national average
-0.5 -5 grades below national average
-0.6 -6 grades below national average
-0.7 -7 grades below national average
-0.8 -8 grades below national average
-0.9 -9 grades below national average
-1.0 -10 grades below national average

With Kingdown School scoring a Progress 8 score of 0.16, if compared to a school who scored -0.4, students would achieve 5 1/2 grades higher in total, on average, had they studied at Kingdown School.

Please visit the ‘Find and Compare Schools in England’ website for full details (external link)