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How students finish and leave -
Our offer at 14+
In the upper classes (Class 9 and Class 10), students will continue to participate in main lesson blocks of thematic study, as well as a programme of subject lessons including: languages, arts and crafts, religious studies, sports, drama and music. Regarding the national exam offer in England, as from 2016, the government has revised the qualifications frameworks for students at 16. A school is now expected to offer a ‘core’ basket of GCSEs covering fields of study such as: are English, Maths, modern foreign languages, science and humanities. In addition, students select two or three subjects from a basket of artistic, vocational and academic options.
For this school and the students here, the first exam cycle begins in 2018. At this point, further policy changes and reforms notwithstanding, we will be offering the Progress 8 suite of exams.
Progress 8: the Steiner Academy Frome offer
The phrase Progress 8 refers to the Government’s measure across the 5 “academic” GCSEs that comprise the so-called EBacc, plus a choice of 3 academic or vocational “Bonus” qualifications.
The Progress 8 measure makes clear that students have a right to a broad and balanced curriculum. The main thrust of the wording is to ensure that English, Maths and Science GSCEs are taught to all (hence the compulsory Group 1 and the EBacc Group 2). Science is statutory for all students up to age 16 (Key Stage 4). In addition, students should be offered a language and a humanities subject (Group 2 again). When that has been secured, students can take more “academic” subjects or branch out into subjects often called “vocational” (Group 3 subjects).
Any 3 (2 must be science *) from:
(2) = Counts as 2 scores
Up to 3 from the Open Group:
For more information on Progress 8, please go to: