Progress and attainment at key stage 4

For Progress 8 in 2019, Kirkby College showed significant improvement achieving -0.69. This is an improvement of approximately one third of a grade per student on average on the previous year.

Whilst 2020 results are not published nationally due to the school closures for the Covid-19 pandemic, our Centre Assessed Grades show that the improvement trend continued. The Progress 8 measure for 2020 would have been approximately -0.39. This reflects the significant changes to the ethos of the academy and its drive for improvement.

Key stage 4 results

2019 results2020 results
(Centre Assessed Grades)
Progress 8 score*-0.71-0.39
Attainment 8 score**32.3737.41
Percentage of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths17%46%
Percentage of students entered for EBacc***61%46%

Overall attainment has increased, continuing the upward trend of the results of the academy over the last three years.

*Progress 8

This score shows how much progress students made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

**Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three EBacc qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

***English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. It is not a test or qualification, it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. An average point score (APS) is calculated for students across the five pillars of the EBacc, allocating points to a student’s best grades and dividing by six (the science grades count in two pillars, meaning a total of six pillars) to create an average point score per student.

For more information on performance measures, visit the Department for Education’s website.