Changes to Education – A Parent’s Guide


Dear Parents and Carers

Changes to Education – A Parent’s Guide Factsheet: The New Performance Measures

Currently all students, academies and schools are measured on how many GCSEs they achieve at A*-C including English and mathematics.  From 2016 the government has introduced two new national performance measures called Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

In 2014 the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual announced proposed changes to the content and structure of GCSEs taken by students in England. The new GCSEs will be taught in schools from September 2015 and the first examinations will take place in Summer 2017.

Please see the attached information based on the most recent announcements.

pdfChanges to Education – A Parents Guide Fact Sheet


pdfGCSE Reforms – A Summary (1)


Yours sincerely

Mr P Gibson
Deputy Headteacher