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Report
Curriculum
and
Performance Measures
….an update
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Changes to content and assessment at every
Key Stage
Key changes coming up
Possible considerations: context is all
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
1.
Progress 8
2.
Attainment 8
3.
% Grade C or above in English & Maths
4.
Ebacc
5.
Destination Measure
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
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.
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.
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
“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.”
David Laws Oct 2013
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
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
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”
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.
September 2014:
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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?
Year
Change
Consideration?
2013-14
Options taken this year by Year 9
(starting Sept 2014) will be the
cohort under the new performance
measures in Aug 2016
Should school consider structures that
maximise Best 8/P8 or EBacc ?
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)
2014-15
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)
August 2015
Final year of 5+ A*-C results.
(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?
If running 3 year KS4 will start teaching in
September 2014 based on draft only details
Year
2015-16
September 2015:
August 2016
2016-17
September 2016
August 2017
Change
New Syllabus starts for Eng Lang
/Lit and Maths – these will be
graded in final exams on 1-9
system
Consideration?
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?
New Performance Measures
(no 5+ A*-C)
Internal tracking models to predict
outcomes in new measures?
Other subjects new syllabus (?Ebacc
only or all not yet clear)
Planning required unclear: 8?
New Performance Measures on new
points system for Eng and Maths
? Plan for how changeover period will
happen equitably (pts8/9 and A*?)
Year
Change
2013-4
August 2014: New specs available in
English, Science, History, Geography,
Psychology, Art &Design, Business
Studies, Economics (facilitating
subjects bar Maths and Lang)
2014-5
Funding changes
2015-6
September 2015 teaching in new
specs
Decoupled AS/A2 delivery
Consideration
(October 2014 census
check full time learners)
Ability 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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