KHS PROGRESS STATEMENT
Kesgrave High School strives to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for every student. We have always held fast to the belief that we should do what is right for the students and not just what appears good to satisfy the national league tables.
The new measures of success at GCSE now includes a ‘Progress Score’ The Progress 8 score comprises of 8 subjects:
- 3 EBACC subjects from Triple Science, Core and Additional Science, History, Geography, MFL and Computing
- Plus 3 other subjects from an approved list
From 2014 the Government announced that a range of courses currently offered by schools would no longer count in this new measure. We always take the moral decision to offer the students courses and experiences which are of exceptional quality and support their future aspirations. We have never believed in distorting our curriculum and forcing all students to follow a narrow curriculum just to make our results look good in the league tables. Our curriculum serves our students well and prepares them fully for their next steps beyond Year 11. We stand by that decision and our Governing Body fully support us.
The Progress 8 measure for our Year 11 students who left in 2019 does not reflect the reality of their success and achievements at Kesgrave High School. We make no apology for this; we believe we have done the right thing for our students to enable them to take qualifications that are relevant for them. These courses match their aspirations and we feel that these vocational opportunities are important, even though the government may not count them in the progress 8 measure.