Summer 2023 GCSE Headline results

Measure Unsworth Academy 2022 Unsworth Academy 2023
Progress 8 +0.17 +0.03
Attainment 8 50.01 (48.77) 47.46 (46.47)
% staying in Education or entering Employment 98 99
% grade 4, or above, English and Maths 75.2 (69.3) 69.8 (65.5)
% grade 5, or above, English and Maths 52.6 (49.4) 42.0 (44.8)

()National results

There were no formal GCSE examinations in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. Results published on the below DfE tab, do not include English Literature for our 2022 cohort. This is why there is a discrepancy.

Link to DFE School Performance Table Website

Explanation of the Progress 8 measure

Progress 8 is a measure of the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school. It’s designed to encourage good quality teaching across a broad curriculum.

Progress 8 is based on pupils’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, at least one science, and students’ five highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

The results are compared to the national average of other pupils with similar starting positions (in other words, similar KS2 SATs results). A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower.

The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. Schools with a Progress 8 score of below -0.5 are not achieving the minimum standard expected by the Government. A score of +0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress.