Key stage 4 - Progress 8 score

In 2016 the headline measure for key stage 4 results (GCSE) changed to Progress 8, a measure of the progress pupils make from key stage 2 (primary school Year 6) to key stage 4 (secondary school Year 11) in a range of subjects including English, mathematics, at least 3 English Baccalaureate subjects and up to three other good GCSE subjects. Further information is held under:
We aim to be in the top quartile of all Local Authorities by 2022

February 2020 performance

West Sussex’s results have remained the same in 2019 compared to last year at 0.05, with the gap to national now 0.08 and 0.13 to our statistical neighbour’s. Over the last three years West Sussex figure has improved whereas the national (now -0.03) and our statistical neighbour’s figure (-0.08) have declined since last year.  West Sussex is currently ranked 46th nationally which is an improvement of 4 positions on last year and remains in the second quartile. West Sussex has now climbed to 2nd place against our statistical neighbours.
Our 2020-21 milestone target is 0.09 score.
Over the last three years West Sussex figure has improved year on year, whereas the national and our statistical neighbour’s figures have declined.

Key Stage 4 2019 benchmarks

West Sussex is currently ranked 46th nationally which is an improvement of 4 positions on last year (which had remained unchanged from 2017) and remains in the second quartile. West Sussex has now climbed to 2nd place against our statistical neighbours, which is an increase of 1 position, despite the change in neighbour authorities.
The figure for West Sussex to meet its corporate objective to be in the top quartile in 2022 is 0.09, changed from 2018’s top quartile figure of 0.11.
Key stage 4 performance 2019 (revised)

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Due to boundary changes around the Dorset/Bournemouth/Poole area, West Sussex’s children’s service statistical neighbours have been changed. For 2019 our neighbours are: Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Central Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Essex, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. There are some better performing neighbours than were previously included as neighbours and this may reflect in West Sussex’s neighbour rankings.