The Department for Education has just released its Statement of Intent for the 2015 School and College Performance Tables. Here we address some of the key changes that will affect you.
For all secondary schools there is a fundamental change to the timing of your results’ publication. Provisional exam results will now be published in October for all to see.
Why is this so important? The deadline for applications to England’s secondary schools is October 31st. All parents will now be able to make their decision about which schools to select based on your most current set of results.
This is the first year we’ll see the appearance of Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures, but only for those schools that opted in a year early. Alongside this there will be the more traditional measures:
The percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths
The percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate
This latest announcement comes as part of a series of changes. Amongst others, the reforms focus on early entry policy for examinations and the results for colleges providing provision for 14-16 year-olds.
You can access the Department for Education’s full statement here.
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