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    how do we decide whether a college is underperforming? Is it based on GCSE success rate? If so what is the threshold?
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    how do we decide whether a college is underperforming? Is it based on GCSE success rate? If so what is the threshold?
    It used to be the percentage of students who got 5 A* - C that was good indicator of whether a school was underperforming but now it's more focused on the 'Progress 8 Score' which is calculated based on a student's GCSE target grades from primary school and whether they have been met by the end of year 11, and then averaged out over the whole school.
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    It used to be the percentage of students who got 5 A* - C that was good indicator of whether a school was underperforming but now it's more focused on the 'Progress 8 Score' which is calculated based on a student's GCSE target grades from primary school and whether they have been met by the end of year 11, and then averaged out over the whole school.
    I see thanks, so what's considered the threshold score for progress 8?
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    (Original post by meandegreen)
    It used to be the percentage of students who got 5 A* - C that was good indicator of whether a school was underperforming but now it's more focused on the 'Progress 8 Score' which is calculated based on a student's GCSE target grades from primary school and whether they have been met by the end of year 11, and then averaged out over the whole school.
    Also, is a 49% success rate at GCSE considered poor?
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    I see thanks, so what's considered the threshold score for progress 8?
    Well I don't think my school is the best out there but I do think we are better than a lot - Progress 8 is 0.42, I have also found out that this number can be a minus number which is not good, and it also can be over 1 which makes the school exempt from ofsted inspections.

    49% does sound pretty low, I think the national average is somewhere in the mid 60% range. But i'm sure there are schools that are lower.
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    My high school is really bad, they're under special measures and also only 37% of them got 5 GCSEs. Last year my year group managed 40 something %.
 
 
 
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