Research and analysis

Subject excellence clusters: evaluation

How secondary school departmental heads use performance and entry profile data to improve pupil progress and departmental performance.


Evaluation of subject excellence clusters: final report


Findings from the evaluation of subject excellence clusters (ESEC) project. The evaluation examined heads of subject departments’ use of detailed information on GCSE entries and performance to make decisions on:

  • examination entry for groups of pupils
  • allocation of pupils and teachers to classes
  • performance management of teachers within departments
Published 23 February 2017