News

Pupil destinations will trump Progress 8 as headline measure for UTCs

The Department for Education is changing the way it judges the success of university technical colleges and studio schools,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Cheating at key stage 2 SATs: what does it mean for secondary schools?

What if the reason a secondary school had a poor progress rate was not due to its own teaching,...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

REVEALED: The schools where the poorest pupils make most progress

The poorest pupils have made more progress than their better-off peers at just three per cent of secondary schools,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

A deep dive into Progress 8 and disadvantage

The Department for Education released its revised GCSE results for the 2016-17 exams on January 25, and Schools Week...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Progress 8 is biased towards grammar schools – here’s the solution

The school progress measures were a step in the right direction, but in their current form they can only...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

EEF predicts ‘little or no headway’ in closing attainment gap by 2021

Schools are expected to make “little or no headway” in closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

School performance data: winners and losers

The Department for Education this week published school-level data on GCSE and A-level results, including Progress 8 and Attainment...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Languages responsible for drop in EBacc entries

The proportion of pupils entering the EBacc has dropped for the first time, new data shows, and experts claim...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Numeric GCSE grades system pushing down results

The shift to a numeric scoring system for GCSEs is playing havoc with this year’s results, as Attainment 8...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson