Schools to be ranked by GCSE results for the last time
Our children’s schools will no longer be ranked based on GCSE results alone, meaning that we will no longer see school league tables existing in their present form. From next year, schools will be measured on a range of results that children achieve across eight subjects rather than on final GCSE grades. The government wants to ensure that for parents like us the information we receive about our children’s performance at school is easy to digest.
How will the changes affect your children? Well the Schools Minister Nick Gibb said that the changes will lead to higher standards and will allow children to have better life chances. The new plan to rank schools based on pupils’ performance across eight subjects means that children will be assessed on the progress that they make from when they leave primary school rather than on their final GCSE grade. Our children will therefore have a better chance of their school coming out with better results as progress rather than final grades will be assessed.
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