Congratulations to the class of 2016, we are immensely proud of their achievements.
Blackburn Central High School has made significant increases in all measures, Maths and English Alignment, Progress 8, Attainment 8 and Ebacc.
We are particularly proud of our Progress 8 measure, early indications show on average all our students have significantly exceeded expectation.
• 54% achieved GCSEs with grades A* to C including English and Maths
• 21.5% achieved the English Baccalaureate (doubled since 2015)
• Progress 8 score of 0.24 (provisional)
The English Baccalaureate was introduced by the Government to recognise achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve A*-C in each of English, Maths, two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally less than a quarter of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Progress 8 is a new measure introduced for the first time this summer. It aims to capture the progress a student makes from the end of primary education to the end of secondary education. It is a calculation based on the performance of students across 8 qualifications.
A positive Progress 8 score means that the school is adding more than expected value to the performance of students. The greater the Progress 8 score the greater the progress made by the students compared to the average of students with similar prior attainment.
There were some spectacular success stories for individuals, with a number of students achieving 9 A*/A grades. Thank you to all staff, students, parents and carers for all their hard work.