School league tables to be published with new 9-1 GCSEs

Secondary school league tables are published at 09:30, featuring the results of the first pupils to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths reports the BBC.

Parents and pupils in England will be able to compare how local schools are performing against each other. They are judged by recently introduced measures, Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

The tables use raw GCSE results from last year and a raft of data from the Department for Education to evaluate how well pupils progress in a school. 

Both Progress 8 and Attainment 8 take into account results of a pupil’s best eight GCSE results including English and maths.

Progress 8 also takes into account the educational level at which pupils entered the school.

The data, published at 09:30 on Thursday, will show how many schools have missed the government’s floor standard of -0.5 in Progress 8.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said the secondary school performance tables could not be compared with previous years because the government had “once again moved the goalposts”.

Read more about today’s tables. School league tables to be published with new 9-1 GCSEs

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