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Performance Measures

GCSE Exam results 2023 – The Henry Beaufort School

The Henry Beaufort School is celebrating excellent results that are in line with expected outcomes and as we anticipated, a significant number of subjects have results that are above the grades achieved in 2019.

Maths and English continue what is now a five-year trend of above 80% for grades 4-9.

23% of all grades were grades9-7

The school is committed to a broad and balanced range of GCSE choices, and it is particularly satisfying to see expressive arts subjects such Music and Photography at 90% grade 4 to 9. Equally the school’s focus on languages has seen another set of outstanding results with French and Spanish at 91% and 85% respectively.

The Henry Beaufort School is proud to continue to be recognised as a top 10 school in Hampshire for Student Progress. Our Progress 8 score for this year is 0.27 which is recognised nationally as ‘above average’ and places us 8th out of 148 schools in the county. This consolidates our Progress 8 trend for the past 6 years: students leave our school achieving a quarter of a grade better on average than their key stage 2 scores predict.

Sue Hearle, Headteacher said, ‘This has been another excellent year for The Henry Beaufort School and is evidence of our consistently high performance as a school.

Despite lost learning time in lockdown, our young people have risen to the challenge and worked with my incredible, highly skilled colleagues to secure successful future opportunities in education and the workplace.

Well done to our Year 11 students, they have shown that hard work, resilience, and determination lead to very well-deserved success.’



Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.


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Key Stage 4 Performance Measures Explained


Progress 8

All secondary schools are judged on the amount of progress that their students make. This is known as the 'Progress 8' measure. This is the main headline measure by which schools are ranked and is published in the secondary school performance tables.


What does Progress 8 measure?

Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in year 6 and their results in year 11 (GCSEs). It is a 'value-added' measure, meaning students' results are compared to the achievements of other students across the country with similar year 6 results.

A school's Progress 8 score is an average of all students' individual scores. It shows whether, as a group, students in the school made above or below average progress compared to similar students in other schools.

A value of 0 is the national average.


Attainment 8

Attainment 8 is a measure of a student’s average grade across a set suite of eight subjects.


Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 5 or above in both GCSEs.


Grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 4 or above in both GCSEs.


Entering English Baccalaureate

A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.


Staying in Education or Entering Employment

This shows the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for students who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication.