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1 Curriculum and Performance Measures ….an update

2  Changes to content and assessment at every Key Stage  Key changes coming up  Possible considerations: context is all

3 2014 and 2015 similar to current league tables. Headline accountability measure will be 5+GCSE including English and Maths Reforms from Wolf Report apply. No qualification can count for more than 1 GCSE, not more than 2 approved vocational qualifications count in performance tables

4 1. Progress 8 2. Attainment 8 3. % Grade C or above in English & Maths 4. Ebacc 5. Destination Measure

5 This will show whether pupils have performed better than expected at the end of Key stage 4 considering their starting point. Key stage 2 results will be used to predict each pupil’s likely grades across 8 subjects at the end of Key stage 4. The subjects: English, maths plus 3 Ebacc subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages) plus 3 further subjects from other EBacc subjects OR other approved (inc. arts, academic, vocational) Predicted Outcomes – Actual Outcomes = Progress 8 (double weighting for Eng (if Lit) and Maths: 40% of P8 measure) The average of all pupils’ progress scores across 8 subjects will create a school’s result. Divided by 10 due to double weighting

6 a school might report pupils’ national curriculum test results to parents as follows: In the end of key stage 2 reading test, Sally received a scaled score of 126 (the secondary ready standard is 100), placing her in the top 10% of pupils nationally. The average scaled score for pupils with the same prior attainment was 114, so she has made more progress in reading than pupils with a similar starting-point. In the end of key stage 2 mathematics test, Tom received a scaled score of 87. He did not meet the secondary readiness standard (100). This places him in the bottom 10% of pupils nationally. The average scaled score for pupils with the same prior attainment was 92, so he has made less progress in mathematics than other pupils with a similar starting point.

7 This will show the school’s average grade across the same suite of 8 subjects as the progress measure. This will show, for example, that pupils in a particular school typically average a high B grade or a low D grade in their GCSEs.

8 2013-4 Fewer than 40 per cent of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 (KS4) achieve 5 or more GCSEs A*-C (or equivalents) including English and maths GCSE. A below average percentage of pupils at the end of KS4 have made expected progress in English or Maths 2014-5 50% floor standard for 5 A*-C incl E&M 2016: New measures: schools will fall below the floor standard if pupils make an average of half a grade less progress than expected across their eight subjects. So, for example, a school is underperforming if its pupils were expected to gain eight Cs (because that's what their peers, with similar prior attainment, secure elsewhere in the country) but they actually achieved less than 4 Cs and 4 Ds. Over performing is if pupils make 1 grade better than expected progress David Laws Oct 2013 “ At present, there are 195 schools below the floor standard. Using existing figures, we estimate that around twice as many schools would be below this new floor standard. However, as schools will adjust their curriculum to the new framework the actual number is likely to be significantly lower than this.”

9 January 2014: “We will also give English Literature parity with English Language in other headline performance tables measures in 2016 tables. Therefore: In the measure showing the percentage of pupils achieving a C grade or better in English and maths, a pupil would have to achieve a C in either English Literature of English Language to satisfy the English requirement (in 2016, a C in Combined English would be sufficient).” Update Feb 2014: “the percentage of pupils achieving a C grade or better in both English (either language or literature) and mathematics” But: Lit must be studied and gained C in one for both to count in EBacc

10 This will continue to show the percentage of pupils who achieve good grades in a range of academic subjects. English – double weighted (if Lit) Maths – double weighted Sciences (2 required) Computer Science Geography History Languages


12 October 2013 : “ We would also like to include a destination measure as a fifth headline indicator. This will show the percentage of pupils who went on to sustained education, employment or training during the year after they finished their Key stage 4 qualifications. We currently publish experimental statistics to show this information. We want to be sure the statistics are robust before committing to using this destination measure as a headline indicator”

13 October 2013: A wealth of other information about schools will be easily available through the Data Portal, which will be introduced by March 2015. …. a new website that the DfE says will allow the public to search all the information it holds about schools, subject to protecting the anonymity of individuals. The site is likely to include data showing school-by-school performance in vocational qualifications, the percentage of pupils achieving the top grades in GCSEs, and average grades by subject.

14 September 2014: New National Curriculum No levels  How are staff planning for curriculum heavy on content vs ‘skills and pedagogy’ (principled curriculum design?)  How will this be assessed over KS3, will this link to KS2? KS4?  Clarity on a new secondary ready score?

15 YearChangeConsideration? 2013-14Options taken this year by Year 9 (starting Sept 2014) will be the cohort under the new performance measures in Aug 2016 English: Speaking and listening does not count in final exam Discounting codes apply 2014 Performance tables Early Entry: first attempt counts (but qualified by Ofsted) Should school consider structures that maximise Best 8/P8 or EBacc ? (Check options structures allow for Eng, Maths, 2 Sci and 1 other Ebacc subject plus at least 2 others) Check discounted combinations for students and Vocational subjects that count? 2014-15 August 2015 Year 9 options will be the ones to start the new syllabus in Eng Lang/Lit and Maths in Sept 2015 (draft detail due May 2014). This cohort will also be subject to the new accountability measures (points) Final year of 5+ A*-C results. If running 3 year KS4 will start teaching in September 2014 based on draft only details

16 YearChangeConsideration? 2015-16 September 2015: August 2016 New Syllabus starts for Eng Lang /Lit and Maths – these will be graded in final exams on 1-9 system New Performance Measures (no 5+ A*-C) Planning for no coursework in Eng (does this affect planning for literacy in current Y8/9). Content increase: same curriculum time/modelling decision based on May specs info for strategic decisions 2014-5? Internal tracking models to predict outcomes in new measures? 2016-17 September 2016 August 2017 Other subjects new syllabus (?Ebacc only or all not yet clear) New Performance Measures on new points system for Eng and Maths Planning required unclear: 8? ? Plan for how changeover period will happen equitably (pts8/9 and A*?)

17 YearChangeConsideration 2013-4August 2014: New specs available in English, Science, History, Geography, Psychology, Art &Design, Business Studies, Economics (facilitating subjects bar Maths and Lang) 2014-5Funding changes(October 2014 census check full time learners) 2015-6September 2015 teaching in new specs Decoupled AS/A2 deliveryAbility to deliver content to mixed classes (AS/A2) Rigidity vs flexibility in terms of decoupling AS/A2 on application to VI form

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