Percentage achieving grade 9 - 5 in GCSE English and maths
In 2019, only 8.8% of all CIN pupils at Key Stage 4 achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths, compared to 43.2% of all pupils. Only 7.2% of children who had been continuously looked after for 12 months or more achieved this level, which is less than the overall average for all CIN, but greater than the proportion of those who had been continuously looked after for less than 12 months (5.1%).
Attainment 8 measures the average achievement of pupils in up to 8 qualifications. This includes: English (double weighted if both GCSEs in language and literature are taken); maths (double weighted); three further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc); and three further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.
In 2019, the average Attainment 8 score of all CIN pupils at Key Stage 4 was 18.8, compared to 46.7 for all pupils. Children who were continuously looked after for 12 months or more had a similar average Attainment 8 score of 19.1, but higher than the average for those who had been continuously looked after for less than 12 months (13.3).
Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 (KS2) to the end of KS4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score (see above) – with the national average Attainment 8 score of all pupils who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. A positive Progress 8 score indicates more progress has been made than expected. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is very close to zero (0.01 in 2019).
The average Progress 8 score for all CIN pupils at Key Stage 4 was -1.45. Children who had been continuously looked after for 12 months or more made more progress (-1.23) than the average CIN, and far more progress than those who had been continuously looked after for less than 12 months (-2.03).