GCSE/KS4 Results

Summer 2018 GCSE Headline Results

Measure Castlebrook
Attainment 8 41.7
Progress 8 -0.48
% Grade 5 or above in English & Maths 32
EBacc average points score 3.37
% Achieving EBacc 8.3
% Entering EBacc 26.9
English 4+(Standard Pass) 66.9
Maths 4+(Standard Pass) 67.6
% staying in education or entering employment 97

Link to the DFE School Performance Table website

Explanation of the Progress 8 Measure

Progress 8 is a measure of the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school. It’s designed to encourage good quality teaching across a broad curriculum.

Progress 8 is based on pupils’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, at least one science, and students’ five highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

The results are compared to the national average of other pupils with similar starting positions (in other words, similar KS2 SATs results). A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower.

The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. Schools with a Progress 8 score of below -0.5 are not achieving the minimum standard expected by the Government. A score of +0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress.

To see how the progress 8 score is calculated, please click on the link below.


New GCSEs: Student Guide to 2017 Results

New GCSEs: Parent Guide to 2017 Results

More detailed GCSE performance table information is available here.