GCSE Results, Progress 8
GCSE RESULTS FOR 2016 – PROGRESS 8
Initial GCSE results figures from local
schools show an improvement overall both in terms of students’
attainment and the progress made by students. The figures
show that Bedford Borough students have, overall, made more
progress than their peers across other parts of the country, and
have made a greater improvement than would be expected for students
with similar ‘prior attainment’.
The rise in performance is based on the new
Government’s benchmark measures for attainment (Attainment 8) and
progress (Progress 8)*.
Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at
Bedford Borough Council, said: “Congratulations to all pupils who
received their results today, it is clear that they have worked
very hard and thank you to all the parents, carers and teachers who
have helped you on the way. This year, the old, flawed league table
measure has been replaced by a new eight subject,
value-added measure known as Progress 8 which covers
eight GCSEs including English and Maths and focuses on
pupils’ progress throughout their schooling and full results
will be available in the coming months. We continue to invest in
education in the Borough and make sure that all local children and
young people have access to a great education.”
In Bedford Borough, 92.6% of lower and primary
schools and 88.2% of middle, secondary and upper schools, inspected
by Ofsted, have been judged to be either good or outstanding.
Provisional GCSE data has shown that every school
within the borough has performed above the new Floor Standard.
*For more information on Progress 8 and Attainment
8, visit http://www.gov.uk/