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Progress 8 measures a student's progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 across eight key subjects.  It shows whether students have performed to expectation, based on a value-added measure using Key Stage 2 English and Maths as a baseline. It's checked by getting a sample of Year 11 students to sit English and Maths reference tests in March before June GCSE examinations.  Progress 8 only compares schools with similar intakes. 

 

 

 

This new measure is designed to encourage schools to offer a broad, well-balanced curriculum and will be used towards determining the 'floor standard' for schools. The floor standard for a school is the minimum standard for pupil achievement and/or progress that the Government expects schools to meet. 

 

As a generic Special School, Ravenscliffe does not offer GCSE or A Level courses.  Government guidance  (July 2016) advises:  “Floor standards do not apply to special schools