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Ready reckoners and transition matrices for key stage 4

Ready reckoners to calculate progress scores for pupils and schools, and transition matrices of GCSE subject grades by prior attainment.

Documents

Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner 2018

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Progress 8 school ready reckoner 2018

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EBacc pupil ready reckoner 2018

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EBacc school ready reckoner 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by gender 2018 (revised)

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by gender 2018 (revised)

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by EAL 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by EAL 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by SEN 2018

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by SEN 2018

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Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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Progress 8 school ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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EBacc pupil ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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EBacc school ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2017 (revised)

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Details

These ready reckoners and transition matrices are based on 2017 and 2018 key stage 4 revised data.

Ready reckoners

The pupil Progress 8 ready reckoner calculates the Progress 8 score for an individual pupil.

The school Progress 8 ready reckoner shows how we calculate your school’s Progress 8 score from individual pupil Progress 8 scores.

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pupil ready reckoner calculates value-added (VA) scores for EBacc subjects (science, humanities and languages) for an individual pupil.

The EBacc school ready reckoner shows how we calculate your school’s VA scores for EBacc subjects from individual pupil VA scores.

The Progress 8 measure is a secondary school accountability system that aims to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum. It measures pupils’ progress across 8 subjects from age 11 to 16.

Transition matrices

The transition matrices explore the national distribution of GCSE grades in each subject, and attainment in headline indicators for all pupils with the same key stage 2 prior attainment.

Results are available in separate spreadsheets for pupils by gender, disadvantage, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).

Published 30 January 2018
Last updated 24 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 2018 ready reckoners, revised 2018 key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by gender, and 2018 key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by disadvantage, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).
  2. Replaced 'Key stage 2 to 4 transition matrices by gender 2017 (revised)' with an updated version.
  3. First published.