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Another great Progress 8 score
By Joe Docherty, Principal

Oasis Academy Brightstowe is celebrating another excellent performance in the latest set of GCSE government league tables.

As well as the new baseline measure of the proportion of students who achieve a Grade 5 or above in English and maths, Progress 8 takes into account those who may have started out from a lower baseline in terms of their SATs, but who then went on to perform to a higher standard in their GCSEs.

This value added measure highlights whether a school has helped ALL of its pupils to achieve – and once again Brightstowe has outperformed other local schools in our area.

A Progress 8 score of 0 means that students have made expected progress from primary school across eight demanding subjects including English, mathematics, science, history, geography or a foreign language, and any three other high quality qualifications. A positive score means he or she has made better than expected progress.

The Department for Education (DfE) expects all schools to score at least -0.5 in terms of their mean average figure for all pupils at Progress 8.

So how does Brightstowe perform at Progress 8?

The 110 students who took their GCSEs last summer, over half of whom were from disadvantaged backgrounds, secured an average Progress 8 score of -0.14 – significantly better than the city-wide average for Bristol.

Our overall score is above the Bristol average of -0.22 which is a super achievement.

Our Progress 8 score at GCSE makes us the best performing school in this part of Bristol.

Brightstowe pupils can be sure that they will receive a great education - regardless of their background!