Newall Green High School Performance Data

All schools are now subject to different types of performance data.

The new measures which are published now include:

  • Progress 8
  • Attainment 8
  • The percentage of students entered for and attaining the English Baccalaureate
  • The percentage of student attaining grade 5+ in English and Maths GCSE

Progress 8

Progress 8 is a new measure of the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school. It is based on students’’ progress in eight qualifications. These are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and two other English Baccalaureate subjects (computer science, geography, history or languages)
  • Three further subjects which can be from the range of EBACC subjects, or can be any other GCSE or approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.
  • English and maths, at least one science, and students’ five highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

Schools are expected to achieve a Progress 8 score above -0.5, which is the minimum standard expected by the Government.

Attainment 8

This is the students’ average achievement across the eight subjects used in the Progress 8 calculation.  

English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate, or EBACC, is a measure of how many pupils achieve a GCSE grade C or above in five core academic subjects: English, maths, history or geography, a science and a language. In addition, students must take both English language and literature, although they only need a grade 5+ in one of them.

Class of 2019 Results

Newall Green High School wishes to congratulate all of the students who have contributed to the school’s excellent GCSE results. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging it is with great satisfaction that we see the hard work of our young people being rewarded.

This year students have sat the new reformed GCSEs, in the vast majority of their subjects, for the first time. The A*-G GCSE grades in these subjects are now replaced with a GCSE grade scale of 9 (high attainment) to 1 which distinguishes the new GCSEs from the predecessor qualifications. The examinations are designed to assess a more demanding curriculum.

Under this new system, students with a grade 4 will achieve a ‘standard pass’ whilst those with a grade 5 will achieve a ‘strong pass’. A grade 4 or above is equivalent to a grade C and above and will have currency for individual pupils as they progress to further study and employment.

  • A number of students achieved multiple grade 9s across a variety of subjects.
  • 100% of students passed in Drama, Music, Photography, Food and ICT.
  • In Art and Design, a huge 21% of students achieved grade 7-9.
  • Improved results in Maths and English amongst other subjects.
  • Considerable improvement in students achieving EBACC 4+

There were strong performances in Sport, Hair and Beauty, and English as an Additional Language. 

Performance Indicator Table:

Performance Indicator 2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort National 2018
Number of students in cohort   157  
Progress 8 - 0.72 - 1.18 0
Attainment 8 35.8 32 46.5
% students with strong pass in English and Maths 15% 15% 43.3%
% students entering for EBacc 27% 29% 38.4%
% students achieving EBacc (strong) 6%    
EBacc Average Point Score   2.66 4.04
% students staying in Education Employment and Training (2016 cohort)   81% (2016) 94% (2016)


Headteacher Mrs Jones, “Against the backdrop of significant national change and increased academic challenge, I am pleased to say that our students have risen to the challenge. Well done to the students for their commitment and determination and thank you to parents for their unwavering support and encouragement.  We are delighted that so many of our students have secured excellent grades and can now proceed on to their chosen college, sixth form or apprenticeship. This has been a result of the students’ hard work as well as the dedication of staff.

Provisional analysis indicates that:

  • 21% of students have achieved at least one of the highest grades (9, 8, 7, A*, A), with 6 students achieving at least one grade 9.
  • 92% of students have achieved GCSE grades in at least five subjects.





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