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Where does your school rank in today’s GCSE league table?

13:15 13 October 2016

Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. Left to right, Katie Jowett, Natasha Lawler and Courtney Derrick.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. Left to right, Katie Jowett, Natasha Lawler and Courtney Derrick. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk have jumped above the national average for GCSE exam results in provisional league tables released this morning.

This is the first year the government has used a new measure - known as Progress 8 - to judge how schools are performing.

Progress 8 aims to measure how well pupils progressed between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school, compared to pupils in other schools who got similar results at the end of primary school.

The higher the Progress 8 score, the better schools and local authorities have performed.

Norfolk and Suffolk both had a provisional average Progress 8 score of 0.02, compared to -0.03 across state funded schools in England. Cambridgeshire’s score was 0.12.

In Norfolk, Hethersett Academy was the top performing school, with a score of 0.68, which was classified as “well above national average”.

Wymondham College, on 0.53, was the only other Norfolk school in the same position.

City Academy Norwich (-0.52), the Hewett Academy (-0.54) and King’s Lynn Academy (-0.54) were all listed as “well below average”.

The top-rated schools in Suffolk included Stradbroke High (0.36), Sir John Leman High (0.34) and East Point Academy (0.26).

Ormiston Denes Academy, in Lowestoft, was rated “well below average”, with a score of -0.66.

The final league tables will be released in January 2017, and will take account of the results of exam appeals.

10 comments

  • I would ask any school for a different score - one which would have more meaning. Simply ask for the % of pupils who attained or surpassed their Y10 predicted grades in their Y11 results. All secondary schools in Y10 make these predictions and statistically they have been shown to be very robust - even more robust then those used for predicting Y9 levels. - So what should you expect? - Closer to 100%, the better the school. It is completely independent of the grades attained - remember that no matter how much the Politicians huff and puff, the entire population will never get that magic grade "C" - why "C" - I have no idea, but each pupil in every school should attain what they are predicted and some will do even better - forget the type of school and look at that measure - I mean I wish I could fly, but alas I have no wings, so I would never pass, but I might glide and crash further than predicted . . .

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    manbythesea

    Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Only 2 Acadamies in the top 10 for Norfolk but 7 in the bottom 10 - that fiasco clearly worked well - NOT! I just feel sorry for the kids who have to yet again burdon the cost of yet another failed Tory experiment.

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    Jonno65

    Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Yes what a disgrace the Beccles Free School is DB552. Brand new school and only doing better than 7 well established mainstream schools in Norfolk.....close em all I hear you shout....not.

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    Rhombus

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • And the freeschool results? We should be ashamed. These children, through a combination of cheap inexperienced and sometimes unqualified 'teachers' and useless money grabbing profiteering businesses, have probably been deprived these of a chance in life. Well thanks for that.

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    Davidbrian552

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • What this new measure does show is that there is very little difference between most of Norfolk's schools. For example the three high schools in Great Yarmouth progress 8 scores are all very similar and I suspect nothing to be gained by moving a child to any particualr school. This new measure is very revealing.

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    Rhombus

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • Well done Sheringham High for their score of 79% at grade C or above.

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    Radshenko

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • @not a carrot, I guess it depends if they just do it in the IT dept or across the board, one dept probably isn't enough to change the overall result much. A tell tale would be to check-out schools whistle blowing policies, if they say something like 'if you tell you will be sacked' then you could possibly be on to something sinister.

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    LR Series 2A

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • no disrespect intended arfur, but i would much rather be looking at a photo of these young ladies than one of your good self mate.

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    ted

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • If one judges solely on photographs in the EDP one would assume that all students are attractive young women and that no unphotogenic women or any males sit any exams.

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    arfur

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • There might be a small improvement, but there's still a lot of work to do. The average A*-C score was 63, with Norfolk coming in at #98 with a score of 60.6. But it's not all down to the teachers - the pupils need to be engaged and want to achieve a good result. This seems to be something we're struggling with, as pupil enthusiasm is severely lacking in some schools, which brings down the overall result.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

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