School leavers receive their exam results in August and schools and academies are also judged on how much the year group as a whole has achieved. These performance measures are used by the government to create school league tables. Provisional results are available in August, whilst the final results are published the following January.
Summer 2017 KS4 Performance Results
|Students achieving a standard pass in English & Maths GCSE (Grade 4 or above)||50%|
|Students achieving a good pass in English & Maths GCSE (Grade 5 or above)||30%|
|Students achieving the English Baccalaureate at Grade 4/C or above||19%|
|Students achieving the English Baccalaureate at Grade 5/C or above||16%|
|Progress 8 score (progress made during secondary)||-0.83|
|Attainment 8 score (results in core subjects)||37.3|
You can view our performance tables in full at: www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk
GCSE Grading Changes 2017
Starting in 2017 with English and maths, GCSEs in England were graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. Students taking GCSEs in England from summer 2017 will receive a mixture of number and letter grades. English language, English literature and maths are the first subjects to use the new system, with most other subjects adopting numbers by 2019. Eventually all GCSEs taken in England will receive numerical grades.
Find out more about the changes at: www.gov.uk/government/publications